Amoris Laetitia: Towards a Methodological and Anthropological Integration of Catholic Social and Sexual Ethics

Todd A. Salzman, Michael G. Lawler

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There is a long-noted anthropological and methodological divide between Catholic social and sexual ethics. We argue in three cumulative sections that Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia moves towards an anthropological and methodological integration of Catholic social teaching and Catholic sexual teaching. First, we explore Amoris Laetitia’s anthropological integration of Catholic social and Catholic sexual teaching; second, we explore its methodological integration of Catholic social and sexual teaching; finally, we demonstrate how the anthropological and methodological insights of Amoris Laetitia might provide a more integrated and credible response to a contemporary ethical issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-652
Number of pages19
JournalTheological Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


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  • Religious studies

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