A concise introduction to Christian ethics, this book surveys the moral values of the Catholic tradition and applies them to contemporary issues. Prominent authors address such topics as scriptural sources, reverence for human life, sexuality and intimacy, family responsibilities, the concept of peace in the modern world, ecomics, and Catholic higher education. Vision and Values is both an overview of the major perspectives which inform moral decisions and a guide to how these principles interrelate. It can help readers determine how to make complex moral judgments in a Christian context as it demonstrates the vitality of the Catholic theological tradition.
Judith A. Dwyer is executive vice president and chief administrative officer at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis. Among her books is the New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought (Liturgical Press, 1994).