Edited by Maura A. Ryan and Brian F. Linnane, S.J.
Foreword by Francine Cardman
This interdisciplinary and ecumenical collection of essays honors the transformative work of Margaret A. Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School, by using it as a starting point for reflection on the contribution of feminist method to theology and ethics. Through a variety of perspectives, contributors show that by resisting classical oppositions between “interpersonal” and “social” ethics and by insisting that social, economic, and political realities be taken seriously in considerations of justice, feminist concerns challenge the very categories of Christian ethics.
With essays ranging from sexual ethics to human rights, medical ethics to freedom, A Just and True Love offers a broad perspective on the last twenty-five years of feminist innovation in Christian ethics and a glimpse of its global future, particularly in continents such as Africa.
Contributors: Lisa Sowle Cahill, Francine Cardman, Charles E. Curran, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Ronald R. Garet, Leslie Griffin, David Hollenbach, S.J., L.Serene Jones, M. Cathleen Kaveny, Brian F. Linnane, S.J., William O’Neill, S.J., Gene Outka, Anne E. Patrick, Jean Porter, Letty M. Russell, and Maura A. Ryan.
“This book brings together a number of the most prominent thinkers in Christian theology and ethics today in a justly deserved tribute to the work and influence of Margaret Farley. It is an important and helpful resource for anyone interested in Christian ethics.” —Darlene Weaver, Villanova University
“The superb compilation captures the interdisciplinary, scholarly depth, the ecumenical, interfaith, and global breadth, and the spectrum of active involvement represented in [Margaret] Farley’s life work. This volume is a ‘must-read’ for experts as well as for graduate theology and ethics students.” — Theological Studies
“These essays in honor of Yale Divinity School professor Margaret Farley speak to the issues that have driven Farley’s illustrious career: ethics, feminism, Roman Catholicism and sexuality.” — Publishers Weekly
“These 15 essays honor the work of Margaret A. Farley, Gilbert. L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School. The contributors include some of the most prominent thinkers in Christian theology and ethics.” — Theology Digest
“In this festschrift, colleagues and students of Margaret Farley honor her groundbreaking work in feminist ethics, sexual ethics, and medical ethics and her generous labor as a teacher and mentor. Essays here probe the implications of Farley’s work for central theological ethical topics such as vocation, religious freedom, the role of the magisterium in teaching moral truths, virtues in the light of role responsibilities, and autonomy and relationality.” — Horizons