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The Resource The structure of theological revolutions : how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism, Mark S. Massa, SJ

The structure of theological revolutions : how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism, Mark S. Massa, SJ

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The structure of theological revolutions : how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism
Title
The structure of theological revolutions
Title remainder
how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism
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Mark S. Massa, SJ
Title variation
How the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism
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eng
Summary
On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI ended years of discussion and study by Catholic theologians and bishops by issuing an encyclical on human sexuality and birth control entitled Humanae Vitae: "On Human Life." That document, which declared that "each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life," lead to widespread dissent and division within the Church, particularly in the United States. The divide that Humanae Vitae opened up is still with us today. Mark Massa argues that American Catholics did not simply ignore and dissent from the encyclical's teachings on birth control, but that they also began to question the entire system of natural law theology that had undergirded Catholic thought since the days of Aquinas. Natural law is central to Catholic theology, as some of its most important teachings on issues such as birth control, marriage, and abortion rest on natural law arguments. Drawing inspiration from Thomas Kuhn's classic work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Massa argues that Humanae Vitae caused a paradigm shift in American Catholic thought, one that has had far-reaching repercussions. How can theology-the study of God, whose nature is imagined to be eternal and unchanging- change over time? This is the essential question that The Structure of Theological Revolutions sets out to answer. Massa makes the controversial claim that Roman Catholic teaching on a range of important issues is considerably more provisional and arbitrary than many Catholics think. -- Provided by publisher
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Massa, Mark Stephen
Dewey number
230/.273
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1406.2
LC item number
.M385 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Natural law
  • Birth control
  • Contraception
  • Catholic Church
  • Katholische Kirche
  • Natural law
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • United States
  • Geburtenregelung
  • Moraltheologie
  • USA
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The structure of theological revolutions : how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism, Mark S. Massa, SJ
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1968: The End of the Catholic 19th Century in 1968 -- Part II: Paradigm Revolutions, 1960 to 1966: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions -- A Period of Crisis -- Part III: Other Voices, Other Paradigms: Charles Curran and Loyal Dissent -- Germain Grisez and the New Natural Law -- Jean Porter and the Historical Project of Robust Realism -- Lisa Sowle Cahill and the Middle Way -- Part IV: So Now What?: In the Beginning Was the Grab Bag
Control code
1029219738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780190851408
Lccn
2018001904
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40028395267
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(OCoLC)1029219738
Label
The structure of theological revolutions : how the fight over birth control transformed American Catholicism, Mark S. Massa, SJ
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1968: The End of the Catholic 19th Century in 1968 -- Part II: Paradigm Revolutions, 1960 to 1966: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions -- A Period of Crisis -- Part III: Other Voices, Other Paradigms: Charles Curran and Loyal Dissent -- Germain Grisez and the New Natural Law -- Jean Porter and the Historical Project of Robust Realism -- Lisa Sowle Cahill and the Middle Way -- Part IV: So Now What?: In the Beginning Was the Grab Bag
Control code
1029219738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780190851408
Lccn
2018001904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028395267
System control number
(OCoLC)1029219738

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