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Revisiting Contraception: An Integrated Approach in Light of the Renewal of Thomistic Virtue Ethics

The article revisits the disputed question of contraception in light of the contemporary renewal of Thomistic virtue ethics. Integrating Thomistic anthropological, action, and virtue theory, the article supports the central teaching of Humanae vitae that contraceptive acts are intrinsically evil. Its argument builds upon the philosophical work of Martin Rhonheimer, transposing it into an explicitly theological context, while also responding to the primary criticisms articulated against Rhonheimer’s approach.

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