The Ethics of Aquinas (Moral Traditions Series)
By: Stephen J. Pope (editor)Paperback
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In this comprehensive anthology, twenty-seven outstanding scholars from North America and Europe address every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas' understanding of morality and comment on his remarkable legacy. While there has been a revival of interest in recent years in the ethics of St. Thomas, no single work has yet fully examined the basic moral arguments and content of Aquinas' major moral work, the Second Part of "The Summa Theologiae". This work fills that lacuna. The first chapters of "The Ethics of Aquinas" introduce readers to the sources, methods, and major themes of Aquinas' ethics. The second part of this book provides an extended discussion of ideas in the Second Part of "The Summa Theologiae", in which contributors present cogent interpretations of the structure, major arguments, and themes of each of the treatises. The third and final part examines aspects of Thomistic ethics in the twentieth century and beyond. These essays reflect a diverse group of scholars representing a variety of intellectual perspectives. Contributors span numerous fields of study, including intellectual history, medieval studies, moral philosophy, religious ethics, and moral theology.
This remarkable variety underscores how interpretations of Thomas' ethics continue to develop and evolve - and stimulate fervent discussion within the academy and the church. This volume is aimed at scholars, students, clergy, and all those who continue to find Aquinas a rich source of moral insight.
Stephen J. Pope is a professor in the Boston College Department of Theology. His books include The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Georgetown University Press, 1994).
Preface Abbreviations The Setting of the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas-RevisitedLeonard E. Boyle, OPThe Sources of the Ethics of St. Thomas AquinasServais-Theodore Pinckaers, OPTranslated by Mary Thomas Noble, OP Overview of the Ethics of Thomas AquinasStephen J. PopePART I: The First Part of the Second Part of the Summa TheologiaeHappiness Georg WielandTranslated by Grant Kaplan The Will and Its Acts David M. GallagherGood and Evil in Human Acts Daniel WestbergThe Passions of the Soul Kevin WhiteHabits and VirtuesBonnie KentThe Intellectual VirtuesGregory M. ReichbergVice and SinEileen SweeneyNatural Law and Human LawClifford G. Kossel, SJThe Old Law and the New LawPamela M. HallGraceTheo KobuschTranslated by Grant Kaplan and Frederick G. Lawrence Part II: The Second Part of the Second Part of the Summa TheologiaeThe Theological Virtue of Faith: An Invitation to an Ecclesial Life of TruthStephen F. BrownThe Theological Virtue of Hope Romanus Cessario, OPThe Theological Virtue of CharityEberhard SchokenhoffTranslated by Grant Kaplan and Frederick G. Lawrence The Virtue of PrudenceJames F. Keenan, SJThe Virtue of JusticeJean PorterSins Against JusticeMartin RhonheimerTranslated by Frederick G. Lawrence The Virtue of CourageR.E. HouserThe Virtue of TemperanceDiana Fritz CatesCharisms, Forms and States of lifeSerge-Thomas Bonino, OPTranslated by Mary thomas Noble, OP Part III: The Twentieth-Century LegaclInterpreting Thomas Aquinas: Aspects of the Dominican School of Moral Theology in the Twentieth CenturyThomas F. O'Meara, OPInterpreting Thomas Aquinas:Aspects of the Redemptrist and Jesuit Schools in the Twentieth CenturyRaphael Gallagher, CSSRThomistic Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth CenturyClifford G. Kossel, SJInterpretations of Aquinas's Ethics Since Vatican IIThomas S. HibbsThe Evaluation of Goods and the Estimation of Consequences: Aquinas on the Determination of the Morally GoodLudger HonnefelderLonergan and Aquinas: The Postmodern Problematic of Theology and EthicsFrederick G. LawrenceContributors Index
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