Sacramental Roots of Human Freedom: A Catholic Basis for Morality

Author: MacDonald, Sebastian Killoran
Year:2008
Pages:208
ISBN:0-7734-4986-8
978-0-7734-4986-2
Price:179.95
Freedom has been a difficult notion in Catholic theology over the years, but this study proposes a positive approach to freedom’s role in ethics, based on its potential for achieving moral goodness in terms of a variety of dialogue partners.

Reviews

“Fr. MacDonald deserves our praise for providing the Christian faithful with an understanding of human freedom that truly protects the individual dignity in which it is rooted while serving as a powerful stimulus for understanding the ethical outreach and responsibility that stands at the core of the gospel tradition.” – Prof. John T. Pawlikowski, Catholic Theological Union

“Although most contemporary texts of moral theology suggest that freedom occupies an important place, MacDonald’s contribution to scholarship in this area is his thesis that it can hold a central place in articulating a moral theology that both respects the tradition and can be of help to people today.” – Prof. Thomas A. Nairn, Catholic Theological Union

“. . . an important work in Catholic moral theology that challenges us to think about freedom in new, challenging, and promising ways." - Prof. Paul Wadell, St. Norbert College

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Freedom
2. Responsibility / Responsiveness
3. Dominion
4. Practices
5. Sacraments
6. Sin
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index