Aquinas and Empowerment

Aquinas and Empowerment

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Applying the ethical concepts of Thomas Aquinas to contemporary moral problems, this book both presents new interpretations of Thomist theology and offers new insights into today's perplexing moral dilemmas. This volume addresses such contemporary issues as internalized oppression, especially as it relates to women and African-Americans; feminism and anger; child abuse; friendship and charity; and finally, justice and reason. The collection revives Aquinas as an ethicist who has relevant things to say about contemporary concerns. These essays illustrate how Thomistic ethics can encourage and empower people in moral struggles. As the first book to use Aquinas to explore such issues as child abuse and oppression, it includes a variety of approaches to Aquinas's ethics. qAquinas and Empowermentq is a valuable resource for students of classical thought and contemporary ethics.As part of an effort to restore epieikeia to its proper place in moral discourse, this essay presents a historical-doctrinal study ... moral teaching of Thomas Aquinas contributes in a significant way to an authentic Christian vision of empowerment.

Title:Aquinas and Empowerment
Author:G. Simon Harak
Publisher:Georgetown University Press - 1997-01-01


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