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Community, Liberalism and Christian Ethics

David Fergusson

Community, Liberalism and Christian Ethics

David Fergusson

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This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. While sympathetic to many of the typical features of post-liberalism, the argument is critical at selected points in seeking to defend realism and accommodate some aspects of liberalism. The position that emerges is more neo-Barthian than post-liberal. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community, the book also seeks to acknowledge common moral ground held by those within and without the church.

- Publisher 'This is a tightly argued monograph which makes a significant contribution to the growing prestigious Cambridge series of New Studies in Christian Ethics. A book for students of theology and of philosophy, and for the library shelves of all theological colleges.' Church Times

- Publisher "This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community as determined by divine revelation, the book also seeks to acknowledge a measure of common moral ground held by those within and without the church."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher

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About "Community, Liberalism and Christian Ethics"

This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. While sympathetic to many of the typical features of post-liberalism, the argument is critical at selected points in seeking to defend realism and accommodate some aspects of liberalism. The position that emerges is more neo-Barthian than post-liberal. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community, the book also seeks to acknowledge common moral ground held by those within and without the church.
- Publisher

'This is a tightly argued monograph which makes a significant contribution to the growing prestigious Cambridge series of New Studies in Christian Ethics. A book for students of theology and of philosophy, and for the library shelves of all theological colleges.' Church Times
- Publisher

"This book explores some current issues on the borderland between moral philosophy and Christian theology. Particular attention is paid to the issues at stake between liberals and communitarians and the dispute between realists, non-realists and quasi-realists. In the course of the discussion the writings of Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck and Stanley Hauerwas are examined. In maintaining the distinctiveness of Christian ethics and community as determined by divine revelation, the book also seeks to acknowledge a measure of common moral ground held by those within and without the church."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
- Publisher

Meet the Author

David Fergusson

Fergusson was formerly a lecturer in the theology faculty at Edinburgh University. He is now Professor of Theology at the University of Aberdeen.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Christian Ethical Distinctiveness; 3. Ecclesial Ethics - Stanley Hauerwas; 4. Moral Realism In Recent Philosophy; 5. Virtue, Tradition And God - Alisdair Macintyre; 6. Communitarians And Its Critics; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 183489
  • Product Code 0521496780
  • EAN 9780521496780
  • Pages 234
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Nov 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.450kg

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