Community, Liberalism and Christian Ethics

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This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community as determined by divine revelation, the book also seeks to ...
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Overview

This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community as determined by divine revelation, the book also seeks to acknowledge a measure of common moral ground held by those within and without the church.
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"...the book propounds an interesting thesis that should challenge all sides of the debate to hone their arguments." Mark Peters, Interpretation

"...the author has a clear command of the literature to which he refers....Recommended for specialists doing work in ecclesiology and Christian ethics." Andrew Flescher, Religious Studies Review

"...both the range and the depth of the overacting analysis are sure and sophisticated and should not be underestimated by those with little sympathy for religion." Ethics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521496780
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/26/1998
  • Series: New Studies in Christian Ethics Series , #13
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Christian ethical distinctiveness 22
3 Ecclesial ethics - Stanley Hauerwas 48
4 Moral realism in recent philosophy 80
5 Virtue, tradition, and God - Alasdair MacIntyre 109
6 Communitarianism and its critics 138
7 Conclusion 161
Notes 174
Bibliography 206
Index 217
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