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Love and Christian ethics : tradition, theory, and society

Frederick V. Simmons editor.; Brian Sorrells editor.


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (BV 4639 .L663 2016 )()

  • Title:
    Love and Christian ethics : tradition, theory, and society
  • Author: Frederick V. Simmons editor.; Brian Sorrells editor.
  • Description: Part I. Tradition. Hebrew Bible and New Testament : love in Deuteronomy and the Sermon on the Mount / Thomas Ogletree -- Plato and Aristotle : Platonic, Aristotelian, and Christian conceptions of love / Terence Irwin -- Augustine : how the knowledge and love of God affect ethics / Oliver O'Donovan -- Aquinas and Kant : practical and pathological love / John Hare -- Kant and Kierkegaard : interpreting the duty to love / M. Jamie Ferreira -- Part II. Theory -- Loving God and neighbor : unity-in-difference / Edward Vacek -- Loving neighbor and oneself : to what extent can we make another welfare our own? / John Reeder -- Love and forgiveness : forgiveness in the service of love / Margaret Farley -- Love and self-sacrifice : why Christian love is essentially self-sacrificial / Edmund N. Santurri -- Love and eudaimonism : what Christian love means for eudaimonism / Frederick Simmons -- Love and friendship : Christian love as friendship : a Thomistic interpretation / Stephen Pope -- Love and virtue : love as a Christian virtue / Gilbert Meilaender -- Evolution, agape, and the image of God / Tim Jackson -- Part III. Society -- Love and law : the strange case of Watts v. Watts / M. Cathleen Kaveny -- Love and global healthcare : faith, charity, and distributive justice / Lisa Cahill -- Love and sex : a loving vocation for Christian sexual ethics / Mark Jordan -- Love and violence : five meditations / Emilie Townes -- Love and environment : loving nature : Christian environmental ethics / Homes Rolston III -- Love and religious pluralism : love for God and neighbor given religious pluralism / Eric Gregory -- Christian love and Judaism : neighbor-love in the Jewish tradition / Ronald Green -- Christian love and Islam : Muslim and Christian conceptions of neighbor love / John Kelsay -- Afterword : future trajectories / Gene Outka.
    At the heart of Christian ethics is the biblical commandment to love God and to love one's neighbor as oneself. But what is the meaning of love? Does love require self-sacrifice? Does it involve eros, or sexual desire? Or is love an enlightened form of friendship? Scholars have wrestled with these questions since the recording of the Christian gospels, and in recent decades teachers and students of Christian ethics have engaged in vigorous debates about appropriate interpretations and implications of this critical norm. Simmons and Sorrells have assembled a who's who in the field of Christian ethics--including Lisa Cahill, Stephen Pope, Cathy Kaveny, Ron Green, Margaret Farley, John Kelsay, Emilie Townes, Ed Vacek, and Mark Jordan, among many others--to analyze and assess love from a variety of perspectives. The anthology includes three parts: Tradition, addressing biblical issues and great thinkers such as Augustine and Aquinas and Kant and Kierkegaard; Theory, focusing on various meanings of love; and Society, exploring an array of contemporary concerns such as law and health care and sex and religious pluralism. Gene Outka, author of the seminal book, Agape, An Ethical Analysis, provides an afterword on future trajectories for this research.
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press
  • Format: vii, 400 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781626163669;ISBN 1626163669;ISBN 9781626163676;ISBN 1626163677
  • Subjects: Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Christian ethics; Christian ethics; Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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