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Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume 1 / Edition 1

Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume 1 / Edition 1

by James M. Gustafson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226311111
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/15/1983
Series: Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective SE
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James M. Gustafson is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Humanities and Comparative Studies at Emory University. His other books include Can Ethics Be Christian? and Protestant and Roman Catholic Ethics, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

1. An Interpretation of Our Culture
Some Aspects of Our Culture
Some Aspects of Religion
Religious Studies
The Theological Scene
Preoccupation with Theological Method
Christian Ethics
Philosophical Ethics
2. Theocentric Ethics: Is It Ethics in the Traditional Sense?
The Central Reference Point: Man or God?
A Moral Pause
A Religious and Theological Pause
3. Convictions and Procedures: An Interlude
Convictions: The Priority of Human Experience
Convictions: Religion, "Others," and the "Other"
Procedures: Theological Tradition and Development
Concluding Reflections
4. A Preferance for the Reformed Tradition
Theology as a Way of Construing the World
The Reformed Tradition
Problematics in the Reformed Tradition
5. God in Relation to Man and the World
I. Religion
The Use of Terms
"Nonreligious" Experiences and Their Religious Significance
The Self
The Religious Construal of the Affections and Their Object
II. God
God as Creator
God as Sustainer and Governor
God as Judge
God as Redeemer
The Use of Scientific Explanations in the Retrieval and Reconstruction of Theology
6. Man in Relation to God and the World
"Natural Man"
The "Human Fault"
The Correction
The Christian Religious Context
7. Moral Life in Theocentric Perspective

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