Priorities and Christian Ethics
By (author) Garth L. Hallett
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Priorities and Christian Ethics by Garth L. Hallett
Book DescriptionThis book provides a full treatment of an issue which is particularly pressing: when the claims of the nearest (e.g. parents, children, spouses, friends) conflict with the claims of the neediest, as they constantly do, where should preference go? Professor Hallett focuses first on a specific, representative case, pitting the lesser need of a son against the greater need of starving strangers. He brings to bear on this single paradigm all the resources of theological and philosophical reflection - scriptures, patristic teaching, the Thomistic tradition, current debates - and from this single example he sheds light on a wide range of comparable cases, both private and public. This distinctive strategy leads to distinctive and challenging results, and at the same time helps to clarify the traditional 'order of charity' and the celebrated 'preferential option for the poor'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521623513
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Garth L. Hallett
One God of All?, Paperback (July 2012)
Investigates and subjects to philosophical analysis the claim that a single transcendent being is present or active in all of the world's major religions.
Priorities and Christian Ethics, Paperback (November 2008)
A theological and philosophical treatment of the question, should we give priority to our nearest or to the neediest?
Middle Way to God, Hardback (May 2000)
Garth Hallett explores the thesis that if belief in other minds is rational and true, so too is belief in God. He charts a "middle way" between rival positions laid out by Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne to make a case that belief in God and belief in other minds is epistemically comparable.
Greater Good, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Garth L. Hallett
Prominent in both philosophical and theological ethics, proportionalism judges the morality of acts by their proportion of good and evil. This title provides an exposition and defense of proportionalism in Christian ethics. It proposes judging acts using a norm the author calls Value Maximization.
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