Rethinking Peter Singer
Who is Peter Singer? What does he say about issues like abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and animal rights? What does he say about Christianity? What exactly is his philosophy? "Peter Singer is probably the world's most famous...
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Who is Peter Singer?
What does he say about issues like abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and animal rights?
What does he say about Christianity?
What exactly is his philosophy?
"Peter Singer is probably the world's most famous or infamous contemporary philosopher," says Gordon Preece. Recently appointed as professor of bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, Singer is best known for his book on animal rights, Animal Liberation, and for his philosophical text Practical Ethics. But underneath his seemingly benign agenda lies perhaps the most radical challenge to Christian ethics proposed in recent times.
In Rethinking Peter Singer four of Singer's contemporaries, fellow Australian scholars Gordon Preece, Graham Cole, Lindsay Wilson and Andrew Sloane, grapple with Singer's views respectfully but incisively. From a straightforwardly Christian perspective, they critique Singer's thought in four major areas: abortion and infanticide, euthanasia, animal rights, and Christianity.
Rethinking Peter Singer is not only for those who want to understand Singer's views but also for all who want to challenge the thinking that more and more informs our society's stance on moral issues.
Table of Contents Introduction: Peter Singer--Hero or Herod? - Gordon Preece 1. The Unthinkable & Unlivable Singer - Gordon Preece 2. Singer, Preference Utilitarianism & Infanticide - Andrew Sloane 3. Singer on Christianity: Characterized or Caricatured? - Graham Cole 4. Human Beings--Species or Special? A Critique of Peter Singer on Animals - Lindsay Wilson 5. Rethinking Peter Singer on Life & Death - Gordon Preece
Index of Names & Subjects
LINDSAY WILSON is vice principal and lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Gordon Preece is the Executive Director, Urban Seed an ecumenical Christian, not for profit agency that is committed to engaging faith, community and culture in the heart of Melbourne. He has a doctorate on work ethics and is author, editor of ten books on work and ethics including Whose Homosexuality? Which Authority?; Rethinking Peter Singer, Theology And Law: Partners Or Protagonists?; Bible And The Business Of Life, and Changing Work Values. He has led Anglican churches, Ridley College Residential College and Centre for Applied Christian Ethics, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute at Macquarie University. He is a visiting lecturer on Ethical Risk in Finance at Macquarie University School of Applied Finance and Ethical advisor to Christian Super.
Graham A. Cole (Th.D., Australian College of Theology) is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Previously he was Principal of Ridley College, University of Melbourne, and a lecturer at Moore Theological College, Sydney.
He has contributed numerous articles to periodicals and books, including the New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics; Engaging with the Holy Spirit; and a major work on the Holy Spirit- He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and most recently on the atonement, God the Peacemaker (New Studies in Biblical Theology).
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