Book Review

The Structure of Theological Revolutions:
How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism

by Mark S. Massa, S. J.


Peter K. Fay

Fay is a doctoral candidate in theological ethics at Boston College. His dissertation draws from Scripture, Thomas Aquinas, and Catholic Social Teaching to explore the possibility and contours of the flourishing of people with schizophrenia in the United States. Prior to pursuing graduate studies in theological ethics, he taught United States History and World History at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore, Maryland through Teach For America.


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Abstract

Mark S. Massa argues that the history of natural law discourse in American Catholic moral theology, since the promulgation of Humanae Vitae in 1968, is marked more by discontinuity, rupture, and revolution than has been appreciated.


 

Keywords: American Catholic Church, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Charles Curran, Germain Grisez, Humanae Vitae, Thomas Kuhn, Moral Theology, Natural Law, Paul VI, Jean Porter

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Article Information:

Author: Peter K. Fay

Title: Book Review of The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism by Mark S. Massa, S. J.

Journal: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

Journal Issue: Volume 1, Number 2

Date: Fall 2019

Pages: 327-333

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.12


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(footnote) Peter K. Fay, review of The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism, by Mark S. Massa, S. J., Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 327-33, https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.12.

(bibliography) Fay, Peter K. Review of The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism, by Mark S. Massa, S. J. Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 327-33, https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.12.

MLA:

Fay, Peter K. Review of The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism, by Mark S. Massa, S. J. Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, vol. 1, no. 2, Fall 2019, doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.12, pp. 327-33.

APA:

Fay, P. K. (2019). Review of The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism, by Mark S. Massa, S. J. Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry, 1(2), 327-333. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.12.

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