Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp.
Fr. Paulinus Odozor, C.S.Sp., offers a comprehensive survey of developments in moral theology since the Second Vatican Council. In this useful new book he discusses the call of the Council for the renewal of moral theology and the role the Council itself played in this renewal. Odozor also explores the various issues and controversies which have marked the discipline in the past forty years. The dramatic changes and developments in moral theology during this time period rival any in the history of the Church.
Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal covers a wealth of important topics, including the distinctiveness of Christian morality, natural law, scripture and ethics, moral norms, the Church’s teaching authority, virtue ethics, and casuistry. Odozor provides a constructive proposal for a common ground which makes these debates in moral discourse possible.
This scholarly study, one of the few of its kind, will be of significant value for moral theologians, other ethicists, systematic theologians, and anyone interested in Catholic cultural and intellectual history since Vatican II.
“A tantalizing . . . ambitious book. [E]xceptionally well done and illuminating. . . . [T]his book is well worth reading.” — Theological Studies
“A well-documented and clearly written history of Catholic moral theology since Vatican II.” — Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly
“. . . Balanced and reasonable. [A] contribution to renewal.” — Journal of Markets and Morality
“. . . Odozor’s study of contemporary positions on Christian distinctiveness, authority of Scripture, conscience, virtue, and objectivity of moral norms is clear, informative, and fair. [His] survey of the moral landscape since Vatican II is, overall, impressive and offers a fine (and needed!) introductory resource for seminary and graduate students interested in contemporary Catholic moral theology.” — Religious Studies Review
“This weighty book, dealing with a weighty subject, will be welcomed by many serious theologians thinking about the contemporary Roman Catholic Church.’ — Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies
“_Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal_ has much to recommend it. It is well researched and, . . . represents fairly a variety of positions. The great contribution of this text is that it synthesizes in one volume what has happened in Catholic moral theology during a time of great development. We needed a map of the bumpy terrain, and Odozor has provided it.”
“A scholarly study recommended to those interested not only in moral theology, but also in the post-Vatican II Church.” — Catholic Library World