New Wine, New Wineskins Presents:
Conversations in Moral Theology
Join our conversation on June 22nd with O. Carter Snead, when we will be discussing his book What it Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics.
In his book, Snead advocates for a new conception of human identity in American law and policy. The natural limits of the human body make us vulnerable and therefore dependent, throughout our lives, on others. Yet American law and policy disregard these stubborn facts, with statutes and judicial decisions that presume people to be autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose. What It Means to Be Human makes the case for a new paradigm, one that better represents the gifts and challenges of being human. Inspired by the insights of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, Snead proposes a vision of human identity and flourishing that supports those who are profoundly vulnerable and dependent―children, the disabled, and the elderly.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 7:30-9:00 PM (EST)
For younger Catholic moral theologians who would like a historical introduction to New Wine New Wineskins and for the hundreds of not-so-young moral theologians who would enjoy a trip down memory lane, Maria Morrow’s excellent post on the history of NWNW is essential reading!