Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church The Plenary Papers from the First Cross-cultural Conference on Catholic Theological Ethics

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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On July 8-11, 2006, the first ever truly International Congress of Roman Catholic Ethicists occurred in Padua (see www.catholicethics.com). Four hundred Roman Catholic ethicists from all over the world met to exchange ideas, not under the aegis of the Roman Catholic Church, but under the patronage of a Dutch foundation and UNESCO. These ethicists, caught up in their own specific cultures, recognize the need to confront the challenge of pluralism; to dialogue from and beyond local cultures; and to interconnect within a world church, not dominated solely by a northern paradigm. While many of these ethicists knew of their conference colleagues by reputation and from their writings, this is the first opportunity most will have to meet face to face and engage in cross-cultural dialogue within their discipline. This book explores and discusses further the ideas sparked by this conference.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Conference at Paduap. 1
How Can Theological Ethicists Respond to the World's Needs?
The Needs of the World and the Signs of the Times: The Challenge of Human Rightsp. 11
Challenges of Economic Activity in a Global Worldp. 20
Universal Declaration on Bioethies and Human Rightsp. 29
Moral Theology on the Five Continents
Africap. 37
The Main "Building Sites" of Ethics in West Africap. 39
Locating the Church among the Wretched of the Earthp. 49
Authenticity and Credibility: Moral Challenges after the African Synodp. 57
Asiap. 63
Moral Challenges and the Church in Asia Today, with a Specific Consideration of Koreap. 65
Globalization and Catholic Theological Ethics: A Southeast Asian Perspectivep. 74
Doing Christian Ethics in India's World of Cultural Complexity and Social Inequalityp. 82
Europep. 91
Theological Ethics in Europe (Especially Southern Europe): Past, Present, and Futurep. 93
Political-Ethical Challenges in Europe: A Christian Socio-Ethical Perspectivep. 101
On Stem Cells and Homophobiap. 108
Latin Americap. 114
Dreaming of a New Moral Theology for Brazilp. 116
Hope in the Midst of Enormous Challenges in Mexicop. 124
Moral Reflection in Latin America: Challenges and Proposals within the Chilean Realityp. 131
North Americap. 138
Catholic Ethics in a World Church: A U.S. Viewp. 140
Due Process and the Rule of Law: A Moral/Theological Challengep. 147
The Challenge of World Poverty: Continuity and Change in Theological Ethics from a Canadian Perspectivep. 152
The Central Themes
Hermeneutics and the Sources of Theological Ethicsp. 161
Suffering and Theological Ethics: Intimidation and Hopep. 163
Hermeneutics and the Sources of Theological Ethicsp. 167
What Will You Have Me Do for You? The Theological Ethics Agenda from an Asian Perspectivep. 176
Sensus Fidelium and Moral Discernmentp. 185
Has the Concept of Sensus Fidelium Fallen into Desuetude?p. 187
Sensus Fidelium and Moral Discernment: The Principle of Inculturation and of Lovep. 193
The Sensus Fidelium and Moral Discernmentp. 202
The Challenge of Pluralism and the Future of Moral Theologyp. 210
The Challenge of Pluralismp. 212
Moral Theology: From Evolutionary to Revolutionary Changep. 221
Community and Pluralism: Challenges to Moral Theologyp. 228
Globalization and Justicep. 237
Globalization and Justice: New Horizons for Moral Theologyp. 239
Globalization Needs to Count Human Personsp. 245
A Call for Prophetic Actionp. 253
Notesp. 263
Authors and Participantsp. 307
Acknowledgmentsp. 313
Indexp. 315
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