Readers will also note that Introducing Moral Theology draws deeply on Thomas So it is very high praise indeed when I say that Mattison has written a. In Introducing Moral Theology, William Mattison addresses this question as well as grapples with the impact that religious belief has on day-to-day living. Introducing moral theology: true happiness and the virtues / William C. Mattison III Author: Mattison, William C., III, ; Subjects: Christian Ethics – Catholic.

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Whether in the cafeteria, classroom, or dorm lounge, questions abound on introudcing campuses. Not only do students grapple with existential issues but they also struggle with ethical ones such as “Why be moral?

Structured in two parts, this unique text introvucing Catholic moral theology covers cardinal virtues temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice as well as theological virtues faith, hope, and love. It is equipped with study questions, terms and their definitions, and illustrative case studies.

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Rooted in the Catholic tradition, this overview will also appeal to non-Catholics interested in virtue ethics. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Introduckng instantly in your browser.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Finding the Good Life through Great Books. His Angels at Our Side: Happiness and the Christian Moral Life: An Introduction to Christian Ethics. A Beginner’s Guide Beginner’s Guides. Editorial Reviews From the Back Cover As college students develop their identities and construct their worldviews, they commonly wrestle with fundamental questions such as “Why be moral?

This work provides a solid overview of classical virtue ethics i. The book includes study questions, terms and definitions, bibliographies, and case studies on timely, thorny issues such as premarital sex and euthanasia.

While written primarily to and from a Roman Catholic perspective, this text will appeal to mxttison wide swathe of Christian academics and believers interested in theology and ethics. So it is very high praise indeed when I say that Mattison has written a first-rate textbook for beginners in this challenging field. Appropriating Aquinas’s organizing principle of the virtues, he draws together the main strands of the Catholic moral tradition in such a way as to introduclng its inner logic, and to present this in a clear, accessible, and attractive way.


He wears his considerable learning lightly, and while he clearly aims to present traditional Catholic moral teachings, he does so in a way that invites ibtroducing engagement and dialogue. This would be suitable in a number of undergraduate and seminary contexts, and scholars in the field morl find much of value here as well. He lays out the role of virtue in the good life, shows how virtue relates morality to the rest of theology, then applies virtue ethics to concrete quandaries of Christian living today.

Designed as an inttoducing classroom text, this book will also interest scholars of ethical theory. Inntroducing has edited and contributed to New Wine, New Wineskins: Product details File Size: Brazos Press October 1, Publication Date: October 1, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.

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Mattison takes solid Catholic moral theology and presents it in terms and images that are not intimidating, but invite the student to examine the foundations of morality as a happy life, rather intoducing a life of obligation. He shows how the virtues enable and embody that happy life, and importantly, how one develops virtues.

He presents one virtue at a time, and his style is to tell the reader what he’s going to say, then to say it, and to remind us what he’s just said. The student integrates content by completing study questions and further through reflection questions that invite integrative expression.

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Needless to say, this makes the instructor’s job easier both in terms of creating assignments and initiating classroom discussion. My undergraduate students are reading this book in conjunction with the Splendor of Truth and comment on how accessible the encyclical becomes because they’ve met the terms and concepts as presented by Mattison in connection with their own life situations. I was shocked at how much I Bought this for school, but it is a very interesting read that offers great perspectives.

I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this book, especially since I am not a Christian! This is a very easy to understand yet precise text. It is exactly as it says – an introduction to moral theology. I almost sometimes wish it would challenge me more!

But great read – matttison great resource around the house. I came back here a second time to praise this book. Since my reading it, I have given it to three other people. You take SO many things for granted and this book really helps people infroducing some of those things. It’s too basic for some people — but I find the vast majority of people miscalculate how much of this they understand.


You don’t have to agree with all the Christian aspects, but you can understand the underlying ideas a lot better. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Clearly written, easy to understand, and packed with wisdom.

amttison I appreciate the gentle but solid approach Mattison takes describing the moral life. His practical examples of applying the virtues are what makes his work particularly helpful. Even though Mattison admits to coming from a Christian perspective, this work can assist Christian and non-Christian alike in developing a greater understanding of morality and the virtues.

I would recommend this for those who have no background at all on the subject as well as those who seek to deepen their knowledge of the virtuous life.

I needed this book for class and thought it was very biased and ignorant. Explains in great detail how behavior has Explains in great detail how behavior has changed over the years inreference to spirituality and includes opposing views of those who are not spiritual people. A must read book on Christian virtue. See all 34 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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