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Beyond the New Morality

Beyond the New Morality

The Responsibilities of Freedom

In this third edition of the now standard classroom text, Grisez and Shaw retain the best elements of the earlier versions, including their clear, straightforward presentation and use of nontechnical language. Although the basic approach, content, and organization remain substantially the same, the new edition does develop and amend some aspects of the theory. For example, the community dimension of morality is brought out more clearly and the first principle of morality is now formulated more accurately in terms of willing in line with integral human fulfillment.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00679-2
272 pages
Publication Year: 1988

Germain Grisez is Bishop Harry J. Flynn Professor of Christian Ethics at Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Russell Shaw is the former Director of Public Information and Publications for the Knights of Columbus. Shaw and Grisez are also co-authors of Fulfillment in Christ, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“The authors are critical of recent directions in ethics that have departed from the natural law tradition and its emphasis on absolute moral values. Their restatement of the chief positions of traditional ethics is well reasoned and clearly presented.” — Religious Resources

Beyond the New Morality will impress many. . . . [It’s] serious reading for the scholarly who want to keep up with the latest.” — The Priest

“Grisez is a highly regarded Catholic moral philosopher. Shaw has a similar reputation as a Catholic writer and public affairs expert. The authors deftly and firmly refute all systems such as consequentialism, proportionalism, and situationalism which imply that moral truths aren’t meant to teach man how to behave. . . . This text has many merits.” — National Catholic Register

“Interesting, informative, and challenging.” — National Catholic Reporter

P00145

Fulfillment in Christ

A Summary of Christian Moral Principles

Germain Grisez and Russell Shaw

P03254

Apocalypse Deferred

Girard and Japan


Edited by Jeremiah L. Alberg

P03278

René Girard, Unlikely Apologist

Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology

Grant Kaplan

P03162

Conventional and Ultimate Truth

A Key for Fundamental Theology

Joseph Stephen O’Leary

Beyond the New Morality

The Responsibilities of Freedom

 Beyond the New Morality: The Responsibilities of Freedom
Paper Edition

In this third edition of the now standard classroom text, Grisez and Shaw retain the best elements of the earlier versions, including their clear, straightforward presentation and use of nontechnical language. Although the basic approach, content, and organization remain substantially the same, the new edition does develop and amend some aspects of the theory. For example, the community dimension of morality is brought out more clearly and the first principle of morality is now formulated more accurately in terms of willing in line with integral human fulfillment.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00679-2

272 pages

“The authors are critical of recent directions in ethics that have departed from the natural law tradition and its emphasis on absolute moral values. Their restatement of the chief positions of traditional ethics is well reasoned and clearly presented.” — Religious Resources

Beyond the New Morality will impress many. . . . [It’s] serious reading for the scholarly who want to keep up with the latest.” — The Priest

“Grisez is a highly regarded Catholic moral philosopher. Shaw has a similar reputation as a Catholic writer and public affairs expert. The authors deftly and firmly refute all systems such as consequentialism, proportionalism, and situationalism which imply that moral truths aren’t meant to teach man how to behave. . . . This text has many merits.” — National Catholic Register

“Interesting, informative, and challenging.” — National Catholic Reporter