Some 500 theological ethicists from nearly 75 countries met in Trento, Italy in July 2010 to discuss the challenges they face. This volume includes the most important current thinking, with contributions from around the globe: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Scotland, Switzerland, the Ukraine, the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Divided into three main parts (the past, the present, and the future), and with a Foreword by John W. O'alley, Catholic Social Ethics, Past, Present and Future examines ethics and interreligious dialogue, the interaction between history and theological ethics, missing and marginalized voices, moral reasoning, political ethics, health issues, identity and familial relations, and the future of theological ethics.
James F. Keenan, S.J., holds the Founders Professorship in Theology at Boston College. An internationally renowned theological ethicist, his books include Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010) and most recently History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences (Continuum, 2010).