Moral Wisdom: Lessons And Texts From The Catholic Tradition
Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition
The second edition of James F. Keenan's Moral Wisdom has been fully revised and updated, including new discussions of social sin and Pope Benedict Xvi's encyclical Caritas in Veritate, a clearer exploration of Jesus in the New Testament, and new study questions at the end of each chapter. 'Moral wisdom,' as Father Keenan calls it, is the distinctive gift of the Catholic tradition, a gift that helps us discern what values to pursue and which virtues to embody on the path to becoming who we really are and who God wants us to be.
Keenan's book is sharp, offering constructively critical analyses of fundamental moral theological ideas with a profound respect for the Catholic tradition. Following the current trend in moral theology to use stories to internalize academic concepts, Keenan uses his own personal stories in ways that are more engaging than are many fictional stories. Readers identify well with his struggles with moral issues. Substantial revisions made for the new edition in the chapters on suffering, Jesus, and conscience make what was a great text even better. (Dominic Colonna, Department of Theology, Lewis University)