The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics

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In this first original collection of essays on Catholic Biblical Ethics ever done in English, renowned Jesuit moral theologian James Keenan brings together distinct voices from numerous cultures and language groups. The result is a volume representing a truly global community of Catholic ethics scholars.

The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics deepens contemporary understandings of the relationship between the Holy Bible and the world of Catholic ethical reflection. Like the four other books in the prestigious CTEWC Series, this volume aims at offering a more systematic, comprehensive, and global perspective than typical Anglo-centric or North American-focused offerings.

Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan is the author of Biblical Ethics in the Twenty-first Century: Developments, Emerging Consensus, and Future Directions (2013) and The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes: Biblical Studies and Ethics for Real Life (2012). He earned a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. A member of the Marquette University Theology faculty, he died in 2015 during the editing process for this book. 

James F. Keenan, S.J., is the Canisius Chair, Director of the Jesuit Institute, and Director of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Catholic Theological Ethics, Past, Present, and Future: The Trento Conference (Orbis, 2011).

Ronaldo Zacharias earned his doctorate from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He is Professor of Moral Theology at the Salesian University Center (UNISAL) in São Paulo, Brazil. He also is president of UNISAL and secretary of the Brazilian Society of Moral Theology (SBTM). He publishes principally in the areas of fundamental moral theology and sexual ethics.


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The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics
Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church
Yiu Sing Lucas Chan
James F. Keenan
Ronaldo Zacharias
An admirable resource for any student or scholar looking for entry into the current types of research on biblical ethics emerging within the world church.
This is an intellectual feast for both biblical scholars and those concerned about an authentically Catholic ethics.
“In this extraordinary volume, biblical scholars and theological ethicists break new ground not only in their own fields but in the growing field of 'biblical ethics.' The authors shape critical methodologies as well as new insights into contemporary problems. This project constitutes a major step forward in anyone’s understanding of the relationship between the bible and ethics.”
“There is no book like this, one that brings together biblical scholars and ethicists from every part of the globe to discuss the important issue of the role of the Bible in Catholic theological ethics.”
“This collection of essays brilliantly and insightfully redefines the dynamic relationship between biblical ethics and theological ethics from contextual, global, feminist, and cultural perspectives. For those who wish to understand the relevance of the Bible for contemporary questions of ethics and morality in the real world, this is the book to read!”
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