Item description for Living the Good Life: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Moral Issues by Mark Lowery...
Overview Living the Good Life is an introduction to the Church's moral teaching for the everyday Catholic. It explains the overall landscape of moral theology by examining the foundational issues. Then, using a Q & A and dialog format, it tackles many specific moral problems that Catholics face today, as well as some burning moral issues that our culture faces as a whole.
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Studio: Charis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2003
Publisher Charis Books
ISBN 1569553564 ISBN13 9781569553565
Reviews - What do customers think about Living the Good Life: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Moral Issues?
Living the Good Life May 12, 2007
Dr. Lowery was my professor for three courses during my studies at the U. Dallas. The courses were Christian Anthropology, Moral Theology, and Cahtolic Social Thought. We learned an immense amount of information because Dr. Lowery was brilliant in his ability to articulate the information. He is very orthodox and all of his teaching was right in line with the Magesterium. This book is an excellent compilation of those courses. He breaks down the material from Veritatis Splendo (The Splendor of the Truth) and other sources and explains them at a high school/undergraduate college level. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand the Church's teaching on morality or for teachers looking for a text book that has substance and an appropriate reading level without being dummed down the way most high school religion texts are.
A great intro to the Catholic Church's moral life Sep 10, 2004
Dr. Lowery has done what few Catholic authors in his field have done. He has provided his readers with an accessible, understandable and readable introduction to the Church's moral life. It is apparent that he has a great grasp on the Church's moral theology, but what makes his book excellent is that he is able to take reasonably difficult moral principles and teach them in a way that every Catholic can understand and digest them.
Peppered with many examples and diagrams the book is short, but full of nuggets of information that help the reader understand difficult concepts. He widely uses the Church's authoritative documents, none more than the Pope's encyclical, Veritatis Splendor.
Lowery also takes on erroneous theories in moral theology, but without falling into the trap of ad hominem. His criticisms are kind and yet firm, which is a reflection of the quality seen throughout the book
This is a valuable book that can clear up many misunderstandings of what the Church teaches and why in regards to morality.