Humanae Vitae, A Generation Later by Janet E. SmithHumanae Vitae, A Generation Later by Janet E. Smith

Humanae Vitae, A Generation Later

byJanet E. Smith

Paperback | October 1, 1991

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Rather than end the debate over artificial means of contraception once and for all, the encyclical letter Humane Vitae only energized the debate when it appeared in 1968, and that debate continues to this day. Janet E. Smith presents a comprehensive review of this issue from a philosophical and theological perspective. Tracing the emergence of the debate from the mid-1960s and reviewing the documents from the Special Papl Commission established to advise Pope Paul VI, Smith also examines the Catholic Church's position on marriage, which provides context for its condemnation of contraception.

Janet E. Smith is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas. She has published articles in such journals as The Thomist, International Philosophical Quarterly, and The New Scholasticism


Title:Humanae Vitae, A Generation LaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 1991Publisher:The Catholic University of America Press

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ISBN - 10:0813207401

ISBN - 13:9780813207407

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"Presents a comprehensive review of Pope Paul VI'sencyclical on birth control...and the controversy which resulted. Smith discusses with great thoroughness: the beginnings of thedebate; the Christian understanding of marriage and procreation; ...the aftermath of Humanae Vitae and the 'revision' of naturallaw..."