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Overview

The contemporary moral climate encourages self love but deprives the individual of the resources needed to discern what it means to love oneself. Christian ethical ambivalence about self love complicates matters further. This book draws on theological accounts to assert that self love requires honesty to oneself and in acts and relationships. The arguments thereby call upon ethicists to revisit ontological accounts of the self.

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"In her thorough study, a contribution to a prestigious series, Darlene Fozard Weaver addresses a central and fairly neglected theme: the meaning and moral implications of proper self-love." Theological Studies

"This book provides very refreshing and illuminating perspective on many issues, as Weaver carefully brings out the insights of hermeneutical theories to the crowded and confused field of Christian discourse on love." Journal of Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521520973
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: New Studies in Christian Ethics Series , #23
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Darlene Fozard Weaver is Assistant Professor of Theology at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University.

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Table of Contents

1. The contemporary problem of self love; 2. Self love in Christian ethics; 3. A hermeneutical account of self-relation; 4. Right self love; 5. Self love and moral action; 6. Self love, religion and morality.

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