Responsibility and Christian Ethics
By (author) William Schweiker
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Responsibility and Christian Ethics by William Schweiker
Book DescriptionThe purpose of this book is to formulate a way of thinking about issues of power, moral identity, and ethical norms by developing a theory of responsibility from a specifically theological viewpoint; the author thereby makes clear the significance for Christian commitment of current reflection on moral responsibility. The concept of responsibility is relatively new in ethics, but the drastic extension of human power through various technological developments has lately thrown into question the way human beings conceive of themselves as morally accountable agents. It is this radical extension of power in our time which poses the need for a new paradigm of responsibility in ethics. Schweiker engages in an informed way with what is therefore a highly topical discussion. By developing a coherent theory of responsibility, and inquiring as to its source, the author demonstrates the unique contribution of Christian faith to ethics in our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521657099
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Schweiker
Dust That Breathes, Hardback (October 2010)
This is an insightful and masterly look at the challenges and possibilities for Christian life in the contemporary world. Dust that Breathes is unique in its appreciation of the ambiguity of religion, in its representations of the highest human achievements and the very worst of human actions.
Religion and the Human Future, Hardback (September 2008)
Ours is a time when cultures and religions creatively interact but also often collide, and human power increasingly endangers forms of life even while great technological advances enable us to better relieve suffering and want.
Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics, Paperback (December 2007)
Written by internationally renowned scholars, this Companion maps the moral teachings of the world's religions, and also charts new directions for work in the field of religious ethics.
Religious Ethics, Hardback (December 2004)» View all books by William Schweiker
Maps the moral teachings of the world's religions, and also charts different directions for work in the field of religious ethics. This resource is suitable for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world's religions. It includes detailed discussions of issues in moral theory.
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