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Doing Christian Ethics From the Margins

Doing Christian Ethics From the Margins

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Miguel A. De La Torre is a Cuban-American professor of ethics at Hope College in Michigan.

- Publisher To help undergraduates explore ethical issues from the perspective of the marginalized. This introductory book exposes undergraduates to how those who reside on the margins of society understand and implement ethnical precepts and how their worldviews may challenge what the dominant culture has defined as ethical. The book is divided into four parts. The first part explores how Christian ethical systems are formed and how ethics developed by marginalized peoples is shaped somewhat differently. The next three parts present case studies in: global relationships (global poverty, war, environment) national relationships (national poverty, political campaigns, life and death issues) business relationships (corporate accountability, affirmative action, private property). In each area, De La Torre leads the reader through a process of 1) observing, 2) analyzing what is happening, and 3) reflecting on the ethical dilemma using a theological or biblical approach. Five short case studies or situations are then presented, with questions to stimulate student reflection, consider possible action, and reassess the ethical perspective

- Publisher Introduces readers to a broad range of ethical issues from the perspective of marginalized peoples. It explores marginalized views of global issues like poverty, war, and the environment as well as business issues such as corporate accountability and affirmative action. A hermeneutical circle for ethics is used to explore each of these areas, and is followed by case studies and questions to stimulate discussion and reflection.

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About "Doing Christian Ethics From the Margins"

Miguel A. De La Torre is a Cuban-American professor of ethics at Hope College in Michigan.
- Publisher

To help undergraduates explore ethical issues from the perspective of the marginalized. This introductory book exposes undergraduates to how those who reside on the margins of society understand and implement ethnical precepts and how their worldviews may challenge what the dominant culture has defined as ethical. The book is divided into four parts. The first part explores how Christian ethical systems are formed and how ethics developed by marginalized peoples is shaped somewhat differently. The next three parts present case studies in: global relationships (global poverty, war, environment) national relationships (national poverty, political campaigns, life and death issues) business relationships (corporate accountability, affirmative action, private property). In each area, De La Torre leads the reader through a process of 1) observing, 2) analyzing what is happening, and 3) reflecting on the ethical dilemma using a theological or biblical approach. Five short case studies or situations are then presented, with questions to stimulate student reflection, consider possible action, and reassess the ethical perspective
- Publisher

Introduces readers to a broad range of ethical issues from the perspective of marginalized peoples. It explores marginalized views of global issues like poverty, war, and the environment as well as business issues such as corporate accountability and affirmative action. A hermeneutical circle for ethics is used to explore each of these areas, and is followed by case studies and questions to stimulate discussion and reflection.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Miguel A De La Torre

Miguel De La Torre (Ph.D., Temple University)is associate professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology, a director to the Society of Christian Ethics, and the co-chair of the Ethics Section at the American Academy of Religion. De La Torre is a newspaper and Internet columnist and a respected expert on liberation theologies

he has authored Genesis: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.); Latino/a Social Justice: Moving Beyond Eurocentric Moral Thinking(Baylor University Press, 2010); The Quest for the Historical Satan (Fortress, 2010) with Albert Hernandez and A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality (Jossey-Bass, 2007)
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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  • Catalogue Code 249163
  • Product Code 1570755515
  • EAN 9781570755514
  • Pages 280
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Sales Rank #32623
  • Dimensions 208 x 137 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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