An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation

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An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation addresses how to reconcile the lawful order seen in the world, which the Institute for Christian Studies takes as given by God, with the need for human compassion, also called for by God. The Institute sponsored this book in celebration of their twenty-fifth anniversary. An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation opens with a study of parables relevant to today and closes with a meditation by Langdon Gilkey on the ideas brought forth in this book. A ...
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Overview

An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation addresses how to reconcile the lawful order seen in the world, which the Institute for Christian Studies takes as given by God, with the need for human compassion, also called for by God. The Institute sponsored this book in celebration of their twenty-fifth anniversary. An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation opens with a study of parables relevant to today and closes with a meditation by Langdon Gilkey on the ideas brought forth in this book. A study of the history of the idea of "creation order", central to the Institute's philosophical tradition, is followed by a controversial challenge suggesting how that philosophical tradition can be changed to give centrality to the viewpoint of compassion toward vulnerable people and the physical environment. Medical ethics, the environment, and gender chauvinism serve as case studies for issues of compassion and created order. Contributors: Atie Th. Bruggemann-Kruijff, Adrienne Chaplin, Jonathan Chaplin, John Cooper, Calvin B. DeWitt, Harry Fernhout, Langdon Gilkey, Sander Griffioen, Caroll Guen Hart, John E. Hare, Hendrik Hart, Sylvia C. Keesmaat, J. Richard Middleton, James Olthius, Elaine Storkey, Johan van der Hoeven, Allen D. Verhey, Brian J. Walsh, Albert M. Wolters, Nicholas Wolterstorff. Copublished with the Institute for Christian Studies.
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Perspectives On Science and Christian Faith
There are some important, and disturbing, ideas here and serious Christians can't ignore them.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
There are some important, and disturbing, ideas here and serious Christians can't ignore them.
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"There are some important, and disturbing, ideas here and serious Christians can't ignore them."
Perspectives On Science And Christian Faith
"There are some important, and disturbing, ideas here and serious Christians can't ignore them."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761801023
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/12/1995
  • Series: Institute for Christian Studies
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction 1
Parables of Compassion and Judgment 4
An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation: Setting the Table 17
Creation Order: A Historical Look at Our Heritage 33
Creation Order and Transcendental Philosophy 49
The Doctrine of Creation: Judging Law and Transforming Vision 57
Points of Unease with the Creation Order Tradition 62
Creation Order in Our Philosophical Tradition: Critique and Refinement 67
Thinking of Creation Order and an Ethos of Compassion 97
Too Far the Pendulum Swings 102
Portrayal of Reformational Philosophy Seems Unfair 109
Reply to My Respondents 115
Biblical Hermeneutics and a Medical Ethos of Compassion 129
Aspects of Scripture and Medical Ethics 153
In Defence of Hermeneutics and Compassion 158
When Is "Against Nature" Against Nature? 166
When Is Sex Against Nature? 188
To Male Dominance Against Nature? 206
Order and the Transcendence of Order: A Meditation on Order, Sin and Grace 214
A Summing Up 226
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