Biology and Christian Ethics

Biology and Christian Ethics

by Stephen R. L. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521567688

ISBN-13: 9780521567688

Pub. Date: 09/18/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This stimulating and wide-ranging book mounts a profound enquiry into some of the most pressing questions of our age, by examining the relationship between biological science and Christianity. The history of biological discovery is explored from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicist. What effect should modern biological theory and practice have on…  See more details below

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This stimulating and wide-ranging book mounts a profound enquiry into some of the most pressing questions of our age, by examining the relationship between biological science and Christianity. The history of biological discovery is explored from the point of view of a leading philosopher and ethicist. What effect should modern biological theory and practice have on Christian understanding of ethics? How much of that theory and practice should Christians endorse? To what extent can "nature" set our standards? Professor Clark takes a reasoned look at biological theory since Darwin and argues that an orthodox Christian philosophy is better able to accommodate the truth of such theory than is the sort of progressive, meliorist interpretation of Christian doctrine that is usually offered as the properly "modern" option.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567688
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/18/2000
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. The development of Darwinian theory; 2. Moral and metaphysical assumptions; 3. Trying to live in nature; 4. The biology of sin; 5. Human identities; 6. The goals of goodness; 7. The end of humanity; 8. The covenant with all living creatures; 9. Conclusion. Cosmos and beyond.

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