"Catholic Ethics in Today's World is excellent for introducing students to moral reasoning in a genuinely theological context. The authors stress the positive dimension of ethics, quickly breaking through students' stereotypes about Catholic ethics as rule-bound and constricting. The chapters on controversial issues present the reasoning behind official Catholic teaching very cogently, which sets just the right foundation for critical yet constructive dialogue in the classroom."
-Dr. Brian Stiltner
"Honest, accessible, and thorough: ,em>Catholic Ethics in Today’s World accomplishes a welcome but rare feat among current textbooks. Zalot and Guevin provide clear, accurate, and enthusiastic explorations of Catholic moral theology and social justice. Their examples involve realistic scenarios, and their willingness to incorporate the research and insight of their own undergraduate students only enhances the book’s accessibility. Those charged with teaching undergraduate ethics courses will appreciate Zalot and Guevin’s patient explanation of the theology behind the well-known moral perspectives. I have used the book since its publication in 2007 and remain impressed by the authors’ convictions and my students’ positive reactions."
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sacred Heart University
"This book engages college students on many levels. It explores philosophical and theological principles in Christian ethics and applies them to topics such as the economy, the death penalty, war and military activity, medical issues, and sexual ethics. The principles of Catholic Social Teaching provide a solid foundation for each topic. This well-researched and well-written book challenges students to grapple with the Catholic Church’s perspective and their own stances."
professor of religious studies
College of Saint Rose
-Dr. Elizabeth Willems, SSND
SSND, instructor of religious studies
Loyola University New Orleans