Readers will also note that Introducing Moral Theology draws deeply on Thomas So it is very high praise indeed when I say that Mattison has written a. 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. Introducing moral theology: true happiness and the virtues / William C. Mattison III Author: Mattison, William C., III, ; Subjects: Christian Ethics – Catholic.

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Common terms and phrases actions actually alcohol answers Aquinas Aristotle atomic bomb Augustine big-picture beliefs big-picture questions C. Clearly written, easy to understand, and mattkson with wisdom.

It makes all of the right first impressions–generous yet rigorous, relevant and timely yet anchored in the riches of the Christian past. Brazos Pressintrosucing Religion – pages. Editorial Reviews From the Back Cover As college students develop their identities and construct their worldviews, they commonly wrestle with fundamental questions introducijg as “Why be moral?

Structured in two parts, this unique inntroducing on Catholic moral theology covers cardinal virtues temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice as well as theological virtues faith, hope, and love. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Whether in the cafeteria, classroom, or dorm lounge, questions abound on college campuses.

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This was a very interesting read as it went matrison depth into a lot of moral issues that I have been wondering about such as euthanasia, drinking, and sexuality. I appreciate the gentle but solid approach Mattison takes describing the moral life. All eighteen chapters in this book are packed with intricate details; careful reading will unlock the rich treasure trove of old ideas expressed in modern language.

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Nevertheless, Mattison makes it easy for the eager student wishing to continue to pursue such debates beyond this book to know where to turn. From the Back Cover As college students develop their identities and construct their worldviews, theologgy commonly wrestle with fundamental questions such as “Why be moral?

He lays out the role of virtue in the good life, shows how virtue relates morality to the rest of theology, then applies virtue ethics to concrete quandaries of Christian living today.

Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues

Written predominantly from the Catholic moral tradition, it reaches beyond that tradition by showing how the Christian moral life, as an ongoing initiation into authentic happiness, is inseparable from a life of discipleship. The Virtue of Fortitude and the Unity of the Virtues.


The student integrates content by completing study questions and further through reflection questions that invite integrative expression.

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Mattison takes solid Catholic moral theology and presents it in terms and images that are not intimidating, but theokogy the student to inroducing the foundations of morality as a happy life, rather than a life of obligation.

Schottenbauer rated it really liked it May 17, Matt Moser rated it really liked it May 24, He’s a Thomist and discusses the moral life in virtue language, so it will be a much more productive approach than most of what we read at Yale.

He wears his considerable learning lightly, and while he clearly aims to present traditional Catholic moral teachings, he does so in a way that invites thoughtful engagement and dialogue. The book includes study questions, terms and definitions, bibliographies, and case studies on timely, thorny issues such as premarital sex and euthanasia.

An Introduction to Christian Ethics. This work provides a solid overview of classical virtue ethics i. Not Enabled Word Wise: Actions Practices and BigPicture Beliefs about the. I would recommend this for those who have no background at all on the subject as well as those who seek to deepen their knowledge of the virtuous life.