Concepts of Person and Christian Ethics

Concepts of Person and Christian Ethics

by Stanley Rudman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581710

ISBN-13: 9780521581714

Pub. Date: 11/27/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Should "personhood" or its perceived absence determine the allocation of scarce medical resources? This and other issues make the concept and definition of personhood central to current debates over ethics. In a wide-ranging discussion notable for its clarity, Stanley Rudman traces the development of modern ideas about personhood. Arguing against those who define

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Should "personhood" or its perceived absence determine the allocation of scarce medical resources? This and other issues make the concept and definition of personhood central to current debates over ethics. In a wide-ranging discussion notable for its clarity, Stanley Rudman traces the development of modern ideas about personhood. Arguing against those who define persons by purely moral and rational criteria, he posits an ethic that instead understands personhood in relation to other people, to the environment, and to God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/27/1997
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. 'Person' in Contemporary Ethics: 1. 'Une Cátegorie de l'Esprit Humain: La Notion de Personne'; 2. Meaning and criteria: person/human being; 3. Moral personhood in M. Tooley and P. Singer; 4. Personal identity and responsibility in D. Parfit; 5. Human subject and human worth; 6. Resituating personhood: embodiment and contextuality; Part II. 'Person' in Christian Perspective: 7. The relevance of history and Christology; 8. Divine embodiment and temporality: is God a person?; 9. Divine and human: relationality and personhood; 10. Religion and morality: personhood, revelation and narrative; Part III. Implications for a Christian Ethic: 11. A communicative ethic: Hauerwas and Habermas; 12. A community of ethical difference: including the 'other'; 13. The logic of superabundence: an ethic of forgiving love; 14. The religious ground of human rights; 15. The integrity and transformation of creation; Conclusion; Bibliography; Indices.

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