Moral Obstacles and Opportunities
Edited by David H. Smith
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Good Intentions by David H. Smith
Book DescriptionIt seems self-evident that giving is a good thing. But there are profound arguments against a social stress on giving, many of them couched in the language of justice. In this book, scholars from a variety of fields associated with philanthropy discuss the moral issues surrounding efforts to do good. The chapters are arranged in five parts: "Important Exemplars," "Deciding Whom to Help," "Issues for Religious Communities," "The Importance and Insufficiency of Charity," and "Retrospect and Prospect." The contributors are David M. Craig, Elliot N. Dorff, David C. Hammack, Amy A. Kass, John Langan, S.J., Paul Pribbenow, Paul G. Schervish, David H. Smith, William M. Sullivan, Philip Turner, and Patricia H. Werhane.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253345318
(5983mm x 3971mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David H. Smith
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Considers the connection between religion and giving within the Abrahamic traditions. This title focuses on the philosophical or theological dimensions of giving. It provides constructive guidance to the reader - informed by a critical understanding of the religious traditions under review.
Caring Well, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by David H. Smith
This work addresses moral and religious issues surrounding the way we care for those who are seriously ill. It includes case studies, interviews and other narrative approaches to moral decision-making in healthcare contexts.
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Author Biography - David H. Smith
David H. Smith is former Nelson Poynter Senior Scholar, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, and Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University.
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