New Wine, New Wineskins: A Next Generation Reflects on Key Issues in Catholic Moral Theology offers a snapshot of how the new generation of Catholic moral theologians understands not only topics in the field, but the effects of their own identity and formation on their treatment of those topics. The distinctive contribution of this volume is the interweaving of three key concerns, all of which arise out of a critical self-reflection on the task of moral theology today: the character and adequacy of training and ongoing formation in the field of Catholic moral theology, the purpose and nature of teaching Catholic moral theology, and the fittingness of methodological debates with regard to the needs of the Christian life. Each essay makes a contribution to its specific area of interest-ranging from economic ethics, to Patristic rhetoric, to the nature and development of practical reasoning-while probing what exactly young Catholic moral theologians are doing, and how they can do what they do better.
William C. Mattison III is assistant professor of Theology at Mount St. Mary's University. He received his doctorate in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introducing New Wine, New Wineskins Chapter 3 Saintly Voyeurism: A Methodological Necessity for the Christian Ethicist Chapter 4 Finding a Place at the Heart of the Church: On the Vocation of a Lay Theologian Chapter 5 Transparent Mediation: The Vocation of the Theologian as Disciple Chapter 6 Dare We Hope Our Students Believe? Patristic Rhetoric in the Contemporary Classroom" Chapter 7 Community Based Learning and Catholic Social Teaching Chapter 8 Moral Theology for Real People: Agency, Practical Reason, and the Task of the Moral Theologian Chapter 9 Intimacy with God and Self-Relation in the World: The Fundamental Option and Categorical Activity Chapter 10 Economic Comedy or, How I Learned to Stop Being Miserable and Love Economic Ethics