Self, World and Time (#01 in Ethics On Theology Series)
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About "Self, World and Time (#01 in Ethics On Theology Series)"
Self, World, and Time takes up the question of the form and matter of Christian ethics as an intellectual discipline. What is it about? How does it relate to the humanistic faculties, especially philosophy, theology, and behavioral studies? How does its shape correspond to the shape of practical reason? In what way does it participate in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Oliver O'Donovan discusses these questions with self, world, and time as foundation poles of moral reasoning, and with faith, love, and hope as the virtues anchoring the moral life.
Meet the Author
Prof. Oliver O'Donovan PhD DPhil FBA is Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at New College, University of Edinburgh. He was Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church at the University of Oxford from 1982 until 2006, before which he taught at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (1972-7) and at Wycliffe College, Toronto (1977-82).
He is a past President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. Ordained as a priest of the Church of England, and has served on the General Synod. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2000.
He is the author of The Problem of Self-Love in Saint Augustine (Yale 1979); Begotten or Made? (Oxford University Press, 1984); Resurrection and Moral Order (Eerdmans, 1986); On the Thirty-Nine Articles (Paternoster, 1986); Peace and Certainty (Eerdmans, 1989); The Desire of the Nations (Cambridge University Press, 1996): Common Objects of Love (Eerdmans, 2002); The Ways of Judgment (2005) and The Word in Small Boats: Sermons from Oxford (Eerdmans, 2010)
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Self, World, and Time is the first of O'Donovan's three-volume magna opus. O'Donovan's characteristic style demands the reader pay close attention, requiring much pause for thought and further mulling over. Throughout this volume he begins to plot how practical, ethical reasoning is a theological task as he considers the renewal of moral agency by the Holy Spirit reaching out in action into the world in love of neighbour. These three elements - self, world, and time - are anchored to the "theological virtues" of faith hope and love. While only 130 pages long, this book is cause for much further reflection as O'Donovan offers a theological and Biblical conception of moral existence.