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Veritatis splendor : American responses
Allsopp, Michael E.
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Kansas City, MO : Sheed & Ward, [1995]

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x, 313 pages ; 23 cm
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Pope John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis Splendor is an historic document: the first extensive analysis of the foundations of morality by a pope. It stands alongside the new catechism as a major statement about Christian morality, the role of reason in the moral life, and the vision of life for the disciple of Jesus.

Author Notes

Michael E. Allsopp is a member of the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University. John J. O'Keefe is assistant professor of Theology at Creighton University.

Table of Contents

Michael E. AllsoppMaura Anne RyanJohn J. O'KeefeStephen E. LammersKatherine M. TePasJames GaffneyClifford StevensWilliam C. SpohnMary FrohlichRonald R. BurkeAndrew TallonEdward R. SunshineRev. John T. PawlikowskiJanet E. SmithJames P. HaniganCharles E. CurranJohn Giles MilhavenB. Andrew LustigJohn C. HaugheyJean PorterKathleen Talvacchia and Mary Elizabeth Walsh
Introductionp. vii
1. "Then Who Can Be Saved?": Ethics and Ecclesiology in Veritatis Splendorp. 1
2. No Place for Failure? Augustinian Reflections on Veritatis Splendorp. 16
3. An Interpretation of Veritatis Splendor and the Discussion of War and Peace within the Roman Catholic Communityp. 38
4. "If You Wish to Be Perfect ...": Images of Perfection in Veritatis Splendorp. 48
5. The Pope on Proportionalismp. 60
6. A Matter of Credibilityp. 72
7. Morality on the Way of Discipleship: The Use of Scripture in Veritatis Splendorp. 83
8. Will the Church of the Twenty-First Century Be a Holy and Discerning People?p. 106
9. Veritatis Splendor: Papal Authority and the Sovereignty of Reasonp. 119
10. The Role of the Connaturalized Heart in Veritatis Splendorp. 137
11. Veritatis Splendor et Rhetorica Morum: "The Splendor of Truth" and the Rhetoric of Moralityp. 157
12. Judaism and Catholic Morality: The View of the Encyclicalp. 177
13. Natural Law and Personalism in Veritatis Splendorp. 194
14. Veritatis Splendor and Sexual Ethicsp. 208
15. Veritatis Splendor: A Revisionist Perspectivep. 224
16. The Nature of Christian Lovep. 244
17. Veritatis Splendor: Some Implications for Bioethicsp. 252
18. Veritatis Splendor and Our Cover Storiesp. 269
19. The Moral Act in Veritatis Splendor and in Aquinas's Summa theologiae: A Comparative Analysisp. 278
20. The Splendor of Truth: A Feminist Critiquep. 296
Indexp. 311