Priorities and Christian Ethics / Edition 1

Priorities and Christian Ethics / Edition 1

by Garth L. Hallett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521623510

ISBN-13: 9780521623513

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Christians have agreed, as have others, that preference should go to some extent to one's nearest, and also to some extent to the neediest. However, to what extent should we give preference to which group? And suppose these two preferences come into conflict, as they frequently do? This book provides the fullest contemporary treatment of these issues. The author

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Overview

Christians have agreed, as have others, that preference should go to some extent to one's nearest, and also to some extent to the neediest. However, to what extent should we give preference to which group? And suppose these two preferences come into conflict, as they frequently do? This book provides the fullest contemporary treatment of these issues. The author brings to bear all the resources of theological and philosophical reflection on a single representative case, and from the single example, sheds light on a wide range of comparable cases, both private and public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521623513
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series, #12
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; 1. A thorny question; 2. Finding a focus; 3. New Testament intimations; 4. Patristic positions; 5. The Thomistic tradition; 6. Contemporary considerations; 7. Comparable conflicts; Works cited; Index.

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