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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. iii

Abbreviations

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p. iv

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Preface

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pp. v-viii

Francis of Assisi, often referred to as a vernacular theologian, was at the center of that perfect storm known as the Franciscan Movement. While the Order’s roots are unmistakably lay it quickly became established as a clerical organ of the thirteenth...

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Moral Decision Making in the 21st Century: Methods and Challenges

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pp. 9-28

In this presentation I am going to suggest that the experience of receiving and giving is the primary moral experience and thus the source of a moral theology that could respond to the challenges of our age. This would be a moral theology of...

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The Human Person: Franciscan Perspectives on Contemporary Discussions

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pp. 29-65

Of all the topics and issues under discussion in the last decades, surely the notion of the human person stands at the center of many of them. Whether the question is abortion, war, social justice, health care...

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Virtues and Vices: A Franciscan Approach

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pp. 67-92

I begin in gratitude to Sister Indefinite Article; this is a Franciscan perspective on virtues and vices. Therefore, it is merely one possible intersection between the tradition of virtue, which stretches back far beyond...

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Is Death a Moral Problem For The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition?

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pp. 93-120

It was Professor Ilia Delio who suggested that I write on the question whether death is a moral problem for the Franciscan intellectual tradition as it confronts issues raised in medical ethics...

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Moral Decision-Making as Discernment: Scotus and Prudence

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pp. 121-142

In the three decades since the publication of Carol Gilligan’s In a Different Voice,1 feminist writers have developed a sustained critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Ethicists among them argue that...

About the Authors

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pp. 143-144