The Penumbra of Ethics: The Gifford Lectures of V. A. Demant with Critical Commentary and Assessment

The Penumbra of Ethics: The Gifford Lectures of V. A. Demant with Critical Commentary and Assessment


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ISBN-13: 9781498297783
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/18/2018
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Vigo Auguste Demant was a Church of England priest and Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford from 1949-71. Ian Markham is the Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and is Professor of Theology and Ethics. Christine Faulstich is the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments From Ian Markham Christine Faulstich ix

Section 1 V. A. Demant In Context

Chapter 1 Setting V. A. Demant in Context 3

Chapter 2 Social Credit and Christian Sociology 20

Chapter 3 Christians and Pre-War Europe 34

Chapter 4 Demant's Christian Background 41

Section 2 The Giffords

Introduction 75

Series I The Religious Climate

Series I, Lecture I Ethos and Logos 105

Series I, Lecture II God, Man, and the World 122

Series I, Lecture III Moral Goodness and Blessedness 134

Series I, Lecture IV The Mystery of the Will 142

Series I, Lecture V Spirituality: Cultivation of the Inner Life 154

Series I, Lecture VI Secularization 157

Series I, Lecture VII Being and Becoming 167

Series I, Chapter VIII Gender 174

Series I, Lecture IX Eastern and Western Religion 191

Series I, Lecture X The Christian Revolution 194

Series II The Moral Career of Christendom

Series II, Lecture I The Place of Ethics in Our Culture 199

Series II, Lecture II Not of This World 217

Series II, Lecture III The Field is the World 229

Series II, Lecture IV Natural Law Doctrine 239

Series II, Lecture V Is Man a "Real Kind"? 249

Series II, Lecture VI Society 257

Series II, Lecture VII Work 269

Series II, Lecture IX Enterprise and Establishment 281

Series II, Lecture X How Adaptable is Christian Ethics? 291

Section 3 Assessment and Critique

Assessment and Critique 303

Bibliography for Section Two, The Giffords 319

Bibliography for Sections One and Three 325

Bibliography of the Writings of V. A. Demant 331

Index of Names 339

Index of Subjects 345

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