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A Theology of Compromise

A Study of Method in the Ethics of Charles E. Curran

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Richard Grecco

The impact of Charles E. Curran's thinking on contemporary ethical issues has been extensive, commanding popular attention and scholarly analysis from an international readership. Yet remarkably little has been written of the ethical method which Curran employs to arrive at his conclusions.
This dissertation is an exposition and assessment of his four step method in moral theology. To test whether Curran's own thinking actually follows these stages, Grecco applies the four step procedure to Curran's «Theology of Compromise». There result some fascinating problems, suggestions and questions for those engaged in the methodology of theological ethics.