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232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190851408

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The Structure of Theological Revolutions

How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism

Mark S. Massa, SJ

  • Applies Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to the Catholic theology
  • Argues that Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae caused a paradigm shift in American Catholic thought
  • Questions the theological foundations of Catholic teachings on sexuality, birth control, gay marriage and abortion