Saturday, 13 January 2018

Wonersh: Online Resources for Moral Theology

This page is under construction, and was started 14/01/2018

The links below are offered to supplement the 3rd year Moral theology course offered at St John's Seminary, Wonersh, by Fr Dylan James.
Note: In almost every case, the non-online bibliography of printed texts for the course are preferable to the web articles below.

Recommended Audio Course (also on DVD):
Romanus Cessario OP, Elements of Moral Theology

Works sympathetic to Pinckaers and the approach followed in our course:
Craig Stephen Titus, Servais Pinckaers and the Renewal of Catholic Moral Theology (Journal of Moral Theology vol 1 n.1 (2012)) pp.43-68
Servais Pinckaers, The Pinckaers Reader: Renewing Thomistic Moral Theology (Google Book edition
Servais Pinckaers, The Place of Philosophy in Moral Theology
Anon, Returning to a Morality of Happiness

Michael Kane, Servais Pinckaers: Returning to a Thomisitc Morality of Happiness and Beatitude (2011)

Wikipedia, Servais-TheodorePinckaers 

A work critical of Pinckaers, but nonetheless seeking to be rooted in Thomism:
John Cuddeback, Law, Pinckaers, and the Definition of Christian Ethics (Nova et Vetera, Eng ed, vol7 n2 (2009)) pp.301-6  

Just War
Paul Griffiths and George Weigel, Just War: An Exchange (2002),
The above text is the recommended seminar reading for the lecture on Just War theory.  To interpret the reference to the death penalty in the above article by Griffiths the following article is useful: Barrett Turner, Death Penalty Development: A Conditional Advance of Justice (2018)
G.E.M. Anscombe, War and Murder, in Walter Stein (ed.), Nuclear Weapons: A Catholic Response (London and New York, 1961)
An articulate critique both of pacifism and of nuclear war   
Ratzinger Fan Club has complied a large range of articles by popes and theologians, including John Paul II, Ratzinger, Vatican officials, Robert George, Deal Hudson, James Turner Johnson, Richard Neuhaus, Michael Novak, James Schall, Russell Shaw, George Weigel and others see here (articles all pre-date 2007)
William Saunders, Just War for Modern Time 
William Saunders, The Church’s Just War Theory
Russell Shaw, Just War in the Modern Age (2017) 
Colin B. Donovan, What is Just War? 
Lawrence Mary, Catholic Teaching Concerning a Just War

Death Penalty
Barrett Turner, Death Penalty Development: A Conditional Advance of Justice (2018)

Mortal Sin
G.E.M. Anscombe, "Morality", in Faith in a Hard Ground: Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (Chapter 13) (Google Book edition)
Mark Latkovic, The Fundamental Option. A Faithful Student’s Guide to a Competing 20th Century Moral Theory (2016)

Germain Grisez, The Distinction Between Grave and Light Matter, in Christian Moral Principles, Chapter 16 (online) 
John Harvey, The Pastoral Problem of Masturbation  
St Thomas Aquinas, Whether Charity is Lost through One Mortal Sin? (ST II-II q2 a12) 

Germain Grisez, Conscience: Knowledge of Moral Truth, in Christian Moral Principles, Chapter 3  (online) 
Irish Bishops Conference, Moral Theology: Recent Developments, Implications (2004) 
Thomas Berg, What is Moral Conscience? (Homiletic and Pastoral Review (2012)) 
Mark Latkovic, Forming a Catholic Conscience (2000)
Mary Lowery, I. Freedom and Conscience, in Handout Notesfor Moral Theology, Christian Marriage, and Catholic Social Thought (2007).  Note, especially, section "e. Good and Bad Conscience"

Co-operation in Evil
Seido Foundation, Morality of Cooperation in Evil 
Helen Watt, Co-operation in Evil, -old link
Charles O’Donnell, How do you Avoid Prescribing the Morning After Pill? (Catholic Medical Quarterly Volume 61.3 (August 2011)), pp.7-9  
Tad Pacholczyk, When is a Sin to Make a Referral?  (Oct 2017) 

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