Theologia Moralis (Vol II) by St. Alphonsus now in English!

Theologia Moralis (Vol II) by St. Alphonsus now in English!

Several months ago, we mentioned (here) that Mr. Ryan Grant of Mediatrix Press had published the first ever English-language translation of the first volume of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s opus magnum, “Theologia Moralis.”

Moments ago, I discovered that Volume II is also now available!

From Mediatrix Press:

“Mediatrix Press is pleased to announce the release of Volume 2 of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Moral Theology, which will cover the Precepts of the Decalogue, 1-6. In this monumental treatment, St. Alphonsus examines specific questions on various aspects of the Commandments and cites nearly all the moral writers up to his time, examining nearly every question and issue that might come to the mind. This excellent treatment is an magnificent resource for Confessors, to aid them in reverently hearing confessions. While some are of the opinion that treatments such as Alphonsus’ exist to provide loopholes for people to get out of sin, rather, it is to help the penitent correctly identify and avoid.

St. Alphonsus’ Moral Theology steers the course between rigor and laxity to lead the way to Christ’s mercy. In dealing with the first Commandment, St. Alphonsus deals with sins such as apostasy, idolatry and superstition; then in the second he takes up sins of blasphemy, violation of oaths, etc.; in the third he takes up all the considerations involved in the precept to attend Mass on Sundays and Feast days.
In the fourth commandment, obedience in general; in the fifth, murder and all its species, including questions on abortion, the death penalty and just war; in the 6th adultery, rape and lust.

If you can, in your charity, please review the main project page for the Moral Theology translation project here and donate.”

 

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