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Moral Action in a Complex World:

Franciscan Perspectives

Editor: Daria Mitchell, O.S.F.

Publication Year: 2008

Scholars, both within the Family and without, search the teachings and writings of these medieval giants for insights that can be applied to contemporary challenges of moral decision-making and the relevance of these thirteenth and fourteenth century Franciscans to today's world and today's Church.

Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. iii


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pp. iv

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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...

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pp. 143-144

E-ISBN-13: 9781576593332
E-ISBN-10: 1576593339
Print-ISBN-13: 9781576591543
Print-ISBN-10: 1576591549

Page Count: 144
Publication Year: 2008

Edition: First
Volume Title: Volume 8