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Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues (Paperback)

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Whether in the cafeteria, classroom, or dorm lounge, questions abound on college campuses. Not only do students grapple with existential issues but they also struggle with ethical ones such as "Why be moral?" In Introducing Moral Theology, William Mattison addresses this question as well as grapples with the impact that religious belief has on day-to-day living. Structured in two parts, this unique text on Catholic moral theology covers cardinal virtues (temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice) as well as theological virtues (faith, hope, and love). It is equipped with study questions, terms and their definitions, and illustrative case studies. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, this overview will also appeal to non-Catholics interested in virtue ethics.

About the Author

William C. Mattison III (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is Wilsey Family Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has edited and contributed to New Wine, New Wineskins: A Next Generation Reflects on Key Issues in Catholic Moral Theology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781587432231
ISBN-10: 1587432234
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Pages: 432
Language: English