Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

An Introduction to Catholic Ethics since Vatican II

$26.00 ( ) USD

Part of Introduction to Religion

  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781316028957

$ 26.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, Hardback

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Catholic ethics in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), an event widely considered crucial to the reconciliation of the Catholic Church and the modern world. Andrew Kim investigates Catholic responses to questions of moral theology in all four principal areas: Catholic social teaching, natural law, virtue ethics, and bioethics. In addition to discussing contemporary controversies surrounding abortion, contraception, labor rights, exploitation of the poor, and just war theory, he explores the historical sources of the Catholic worldview. Beginning with the moral vision revealed through the person of Jesus Christ and continuing with elaborations on this vision from figures such as Augustine and Aquinas, this volume elucidates the continuity of the Catholic moral tradition. Its balance of complexity and accessibility makes it an ideal resource for both students of theology and general readers.

    • May be used as a stand-alone introduction to Catholic ethics
    • Engages with a wealth of scholarship outside of the post-conciliar Catholic tradition, including both ancient and contemporary moral philosophers
    • Offers an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach that incorporates perspectives from theology, philosophy, literary theory, and the natural sciences
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'In this book he presents an engaging and lucid exposition of the central themes in Catholic ethics: natural law, virtue, Catholic social teaching and bioethics. There are fine sections on the acquisition of the virtues and their unity in the Christian moral life, and on the dignity of the human person … He systematically and effectively demolishes various types of moral relativism, demonstrating how Christian theology transcends the culture wars and the current polarisation of left and right that are apparently spreading from the United States to the whole of western society.' Edward Dowler, Studies in Christian Ethics

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316028957
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundations of Catholic Ethics:
    1. Moral relativism
    2. The natural law and revelation
    3. The river between
    Part II. Grace at the Heart of Virtue:
    4. The cardinal virtues
    5. The virtues of grace
    6. The unity of the virtues
    Part III. Catholic Social Teaching:
    7. Justice in the Catholic moral tradition
    8. The principles of Catholic social teaching
    9. The just war tradition
    Part IV. Bioethics:
    10. The dignity of the human person
    11. Beginning of life decisions
    12. End of life decisions.

  • Author

    Andrew Kim, Walsh University
    Andrew Kim is Assistant Professor of Theology at Walsh University. His articles have appeared in Studies in Christian Ethics and the Journal of Moral Theology.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.