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by Dick Westley

Free eBook Morality and Its Beyond download ISBN: 0896222071
Author: Dick Westley
Publisher: Twenty Third Pubns; First Edition edition (August 1, 1983)
Language: English
Pages: 316
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
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Morality and Its Beyond book. Another "catholic philosopher" (that's what he calls himself even though he spends an inordinate amount of his time concerned with theology - but if called himself a theologian, the Church would shut him down for "preaching" against Church teaching) poser who reminds me that "tenure" is a double-edged sword.

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I bought this copy for a friend . When I mentioned the value I had received from this book in the area of spiritual and moral guidance he asked me to send it to him when I was finished. I told him I couldn't because it was a continuing source of guidance for me in my spiritual journey. So I bought him a copy.
Good read
This is a very well written book.
Book came quickly, in fine shape. I was very happy to find it as it is an excellent book on the topic.
In this relatively short work, Catholic moralist and theological writer Dick Westley examines and critiques Catholic (and Christian) morality and some very deep and pathological flaws in the church's teachings, especially (but not exclusively) in the areas of sexuality and bioethics.

As is obvious, this is now considerably dated and doesn't cover all the issues that are now the focus of contemporary moral theology. Even so, it is quite remarkable how many of the current problems with organised religions and their moral teachings are anticipated in this book and remarkably relevant today. Westley's book seems to be deeply prophetic and repays careful reading.

Westley also makes the valuable connection between teaching religion in a simplistic, fundamentalist and literalist manner with a focus on law, authority and obedience as the way to 'heaven' (if obedience to some heavenly male king could be called that) with a more mature approach that focuses on responding to a loving God in love to others with love, compassion and mercy, rather than legalistic judgments that condemn large numbers of people to hellfire for disobeying certain moral rules or church laws.

One can easily see many of the problems now facing both the Christian churches and organised religion generally, with large numbers of people leaving religion in droves because of unrealistic demands, rigid fundamentalisms or the scandals of leaders who fail to live up by their own purported standards. While Westley talks mainly about the Catholic Church, one can easily also name many scandals in the so called Christian 'moral majority' of leaders who practiced hellfire for sinners and turned themselves to be engaging in the behaviours they condemned, and much the same can be said for non-Christian religions as well. The people left behind often struggle to do their best in difficult situations, while a small (but vocal) group focused on 'orthodoxy' and 'purity' live apart from the rest - much as in the time of Jesus.

This old book repays careful study, especially those interested in understanding some of the moral problems organised religion faces in the contemporary world.
I had the good fortune to have Dick Westley as one of my professors at Loyola. He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful teacher. This book was one of the ones we read for his course. I had never felt so engaged by a book as I did with this one and it took me several chapters before the reason dawned on me. He had used all feminine pronouns in the book. I talked to him about this and he said he had done it on purpose and was pleased to know that it was having the desired effect! The content of the book is good and very thought provoking - would be great for discussion groups.
This book brings peace to those of us who have found Catholic morality, especially in the sexual area, to be painfully outdated and at times downright cruel to ordinary people.
He goes a bit far in suggesting that the Church get out of the marriage business, but even this suggestion comes from a deep respect for marriage and the people called to this vocation.