Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists, Enlarged Edition

Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists, Enlarged Edition

by John T. Noonan, Jr.

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Overview

Originally published in 1965, Contraception received unanimous acclaim from all quarters as the first thorough, scholarly, objective analysis of Catholic doctrine on birth control. More than ever this subject is of acute concern to a world facing serious population problems, and the author has written an important new appendix examining the development of and debates over the doctrine in the past twenty years.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674070271
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 06/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 591
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Part One: Shaping of the Doctrine, 50-450 I. Contraception in the Roman Empire II. The Scriptural Structure and External Sources of Doctrine III. Gnostics, Pagans, and the Alexandrian Rule IV. The Morals of the Manichees, and St. Augustine Part Two: The Condemnation Ingrained, 450-1450 V. The Lessons of the Monks VI. The Canonists, the Cathars, and St. Augustine VII. Contraceptive Techniques: Means and Dissemination in the High Middle Ages VIII. The Rationale of the Prohibition IX. Sanctions X. Counter Approaches Part Three: Innovation and Preservation, 1450-1750 XI. New Attitudes and Analyses XII. The Rule Preserved Part Four: Development and Controversy, 1750-1965 XIII. The Spread of Birth Control: The Responses of the Bishops and the Pope XIV. Permitted and Disputed Means of Controlling Conception XV. The Doctrine and the Context Appendix: Natural Law, the Teaching of the Church, and the Regulation of the Rhythm of Human Fecundity Index

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