Renegotiating Aquinas

Journal of Religious Ethics 43 (2):193-217 (2015)

Abstract
While Roman Catholic feminist ethicists typically endorse moral realism and crosscultural standards of justice, they also have been influenced by the postmodern interrogation of abstract reason and moral universalism. As theologians writing after the Second Vatican Council, they are increasingly sensitive to the communal and ecclesial dimensions of morality and of Christian ethics, and to the integral relation of Christian faith and ethics. This essay will consider two approaches to Catholic feminist ethics that differ in the relative weight they give to constructive work for social justice, or to the grounding of ethics in prayer and mysticism. Using critical feminist reappropriations of the theology and ethics of Aquinas as examples, this essay will argue that the two approaches are overlapping and interdependent
Keywords Martha Nussbaum  ethics of Thomas Aquinas  natural law ethics  gender and theology  feminist theology  Catholic feminist ethics
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DOI 10.1111/jore.12094
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