Germain Grisez

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Germain Gabriel Grisez is a Catholic moral theologian
Theology
Theology is the systematic and rational study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary.-Definition:Augustine of Hippo...

. Grisez is the author of the three-volume Way of the Lord Jesus. Grisez moves between the spheres of philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational...

 and theology, articulating a new form of natural law
Natural law
Natural law, or the law of nature , is any system of law which is purportedly determined by nature, and thus universal. Classically, natural law refers to the use of reason to analyze human nature and deduce binding rules of moral behavior. Natural law is contrasted with the positive law Natural...

 thinking, consonant with the teachings of the Roman Catholic magisterium.

Grisez is emeritus Professor of Christian Ethics at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD.

External links

  • The Way of the Lord Jesus Complete text of the three volumes and additional material
  • The Making of a Moral Theologian, Russell Shaw. 1996 article on Grisez's personal and professional life, including his work for Cardinal O'Boyle of the Diocese of Washington D.C.
  • Biotechnology and Human Dignity in the Thought of Germain Grisez, Nicholas C. Lund-Molfese. Describes the necessity of the Christian virtue of hope
    Hope
    Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. It is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "look[ing] forward to with desire and reasonable confidence" or...

    in choosing the good of the human person in so-called "hard cases".