Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues 1587432234, 9781587432231

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Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues
 1587432234, 9781587432231

Table of contents :
CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction


1. Morality, Happiness, and the “Good Life”: How Do I Live My Life, and Why Do I Live That Way?

2. Intentions, Good Acts, and Human Freedom

3. Why Virtue? The Moral Life as More Than Actions

4. The Virtue of Temperance: Living a Passionate Moral Life

5. The Virtue of Prudence: Knowing the Truth and Living It

6. Alcohol and American College Life: Test Case One

7. The Virtue of Justice and Justice in Waging War

8. Using the Atom Bomb in World War II: Test Case Two

9. The Virtue of Fortitude and the Unity of the Virtues

10. A Transition: Actions, Practices, and Big-Picture Beliefs about the Way Things Are

11. The Virtue of Faith: Answering Big-Picture Questions

12. Sin: Corruption of Human Happiness

13. The Virtue of Hope: Eternity in this Life and the Next

14. Jesus Christ: Incarnation and Life in Christ

15. The Virtue of Charity: The Form of the Christian Life

16. Grace: The Gift of the Holy Spirit for the Virtuous Life

17. Chastity and Nonmarital Sex: Test Case Three

18. Euthanasia: Test Case Four


Epilogue: Praying for Virtues

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