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Overview Examines the particulars behind eight crucial moral issues of the day and challenges the reader to take a personal stand on them.
Publishers Description Eight Moral Issues Confronting Today's Christians, Gregory C. Higgins. Examines the particulars behind eight crucial moral issues of the day and challenges the reader to take a personal stand on them.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809136082 ISBN13 9780809136087
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More About Gregory Higgins
Gregory C. Higgins is the chair of the religious studies department at Christian Brothers Academy where he has taught for the past twenty-six years. He is the author of four other books published by Paulist Press, including Christianity 101, Twelve Theological Dilemmas, and Where Do You Stand?
Reviews - What do customers think about Where Do You Stand?: Eight Moral Issues Confronting Today's Christians?
A great read. Mar 16, 2005
In my personal experience, I have met a number of Catholics who are unenlightened and unthoughtful, and many who are. Higgins certainly fits in with the latter. He is a man of intellect and integrity whose works do not warrant such harsh criticism. He is without a doubt a brilliant theologian, and his ideas cannot be dismissed by such ad hominem attacks. He is deeply pious but also reasonable, and if there is anyone who truly represents the ideal of Catholicism, it is Higgins.
If you dissent from the Catholic Church teaching... Nov 14, 2002
Then you will like this book. If you follow the Church's teaching, live by it, love it and follow it, prepare to be terribly insulted. You will be called a "robotic Catholic" and one who is not "tolerant" of dissenting teaching. It is a Protestant book shrouded by Catholic terminology, but not Catholic understanding. The author misses a perfect opportunity to viably discuss Catholic theology. Instead, we are posed with immoral choices compared to even more immoral choices without true understanding of why or how they are immoral. The author has no concept of a true moral dilemma. Church teaching is presented as only one of many "opinions" equal, and even inferior to any number of other "individuals" opinions. Those looking for a moral compass should look for a more definitive teaching. I would suggest the Catechism of the Catholic Church for beginners.
Good Family Fun May 22, 2000
This was a very interesting book. It broadened my intellectual horizions. This man truly understands the truths of human nature. Higgins, picks up common moral issues in the Church and attacks them passionately. I could not put the book down, I felt it was my duty to continue to read it. I loved it!
Fairly presents both sides of the issue Mar 29, 1998
Higgins' text fairly presents both sides of moral issues: the Church's and counterarguments towards the church's position.