Chris Cook is chaplain of St Chad's College Durham and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University. He is co-author of Treatment of Drinking Problems, 4th Edition (2003).
Chris Cook argues that theology should not be excluded from serious discourse about addiction.
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Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics: introduction; 2. An addiction in context: the use, misuse and harmful use of alcohol; 3. Drunkenness as vice in the New Testament; 4. Drunkenness as intemperance: Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Whitefield; 5. Temperance redefined: the nineteenth century temperance movement; 6. Addiction as sin and syndrome: the divided self; 7. Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics; 8. Conclusions.
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