Ethics From a Theocentric Perspective (Vol 2)
Preface 1. Theocentric Ethics in Profile 2. Benchmarks from Theology Karl Barth Thomas Aquinas Karl Rahner Paul Ramsey 3. Benchmarks from Moral Philosophy Utilitarianism Kant 4. A Brief Transition 5. Marriage and Family An Interpretation Our Being in Marriage and...
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Preface 1. Theocentric Ethics in Profile 2. Benchmarks from Theology Karl Barth Thomas Aquinas Karl Rahner Paul Ramsey 3. Benchmarks from Moral Philosophy Utilitarianism Kant 4. A Brief Transition 5. Marriage and Family An Interpretation Our Being in Marriage and Family Our Doing in Marriage and Family Marriage, Family, and Social Ethics "Schools" for Piety and Morality The Religious and Moral Wisdom of the Marriage Service 6. Suicide Arguments from the Literature An Interpretation of Suicide Response from a Theocentric Perspective 7. Population and Nutrition Religious and Theological Reflections Some Variables Some Ethical Approaches The Approach from Theocentric Ethics 8. Allocation of Biomedical Research Funding Some Social Analysis Types of Criteria Reflections from a Theocentric Perspective 9. Conclusions Man's Being Man's Doing Communities of Moral Discourse A Code: God Will Be God Index
Gustafson's two-volume work has been hailed as a major contribution to Christian ethics. In this second volume, Gustafson considers marriage, suicide, and the allocation of resources in famine and in biomedical research to develop an ethical outlook in which divine purpose is the basis of moral activity.
"Breadth and subtlety, wisdom and insight . . . Gustafson is a first-rate theologian."-Commonweal
"The two-volume work, now complete, will be a benchmark for discussions of Christian ethics for years to come. With it Gustafson becomes one of the thinkers by whom others can, by agreement or divergence, define their own ethics."-Roger L. Shinn,Christianity and Crisis
"Gustafson's theocentrism is an original and creative contribution to modern ethical discussion."-Douglas Sturm,Ethics