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Some Chose to Stay: Faith and Ethics in a Time of Plague (Society/Religion - Religion/Society Series)

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Plague is an apt metaphor to describe much of the gratuitous evil in our world. Even minimal knowledge of contemporary events reveals a variety of plagues in our midst: economic, social, political, and psychological conditions destructive of our personal lives. Alan Mermann sets out to study the various ways by which we respond to the appearance of plague in our communities. Using plague both as reality and metaphor, he looks at the role of faith in guiding and sustaining us toward ethical responses. He documents...

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Plague is an apt metaphor to describe much of the gratuitous evil in our world. Even minimal knowledge of contemporary events reveals a variety of plagues in our midst: economic, social, political, and psychological conditions destructive of our personal lives. Alan Mermann sets out to study the various ways by which we respond to the appearance of plague in our communities. Using plague both as reality and metaphor, he looks at the role of faith in guiding and sustaining us toward ethical responses. He documents and discusses the responses that we make by using a variety of literary sources.

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Examines how our beliefs and sources of faith determine our understanding of the afflictions of our time and the ways in which we respond to them personally, professionally, and publicly, from a Christian perspective. Looks at how various European and American authors present issues as plagues, and offers choices for decisions and the placing of our faith. Authors discussed include Camus, Thoreau, Dickens, Hesse, and Dickinson. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Alan C. Mermann is currently Chaplain and Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. Mermann is a member of the Yale-New Haven Bioethics Committee, a chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee, and a member of the Admissions Committee at Yale School of Medicine. He is also the author of Some Chose to Stay: Faith and Ethics in a Time of Plague, also published by Humanity Books.

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