Prominent in both philosophical and theological ethics, proportionalism judges the morality of acts by their proportion of good and evil. This title provides an exposition and defense of proportionalism in Christian ethics. It proposes judging acts using a norm the author calls Value Maximization.
Argues that contemporary scientifically-based theories of the evolution of altruism provide insights into one of the fundamental moral problems of Christian ethics, the natural basis of love and its ordering. This book is of interest to moral theologians, especially those concerned with the topics of love, justice, and natural law ethics.
John Courtney Murray, SJ (1904-1967), is most renowned for his ethical writings, which distinguish between the secular and the sacred, and for his defense of civil religious freedom based on natural law philosophy. This title presents a selection of Murray's theological writings.
Both compellingly and clearly, Patrick D. Miller introduces biblical prayer in all its varied forms and from different angles: the prayers of Israel's neighbors, the names of God in prayer, prayers for help, the response of God, praise, the prayers of women, confession and penitence, prayers for others, blessing and curse, and Jesus and Paul at ......
Not so much as a movement or school as an emerging consensus about philosophical criteria of truth and reality, nonfoundationalism is the critical impulse associated with the work of Richard Rorty, Richard Berstein, and others. Increasingly its critique of the search for sure and impregnable foundations shapes the fundamental commitments that gird ......
Derives a fundamental ethic from liberation theology. This title asserts that the experience of resisting suffering, especially oppressive social suffering, must be brought from the fringe to the center of ethics.
Anyone concerned with the religious and moral development of adolescents- parents, teachers, youth ministers- will find in Morality and Youth both a realistic assessment of the present situation and solid grounds for hope in the future.
Using correspondence and other materials, Herczl recreates the Hungarian Christian church's actions and its disposition toward Hungarian Jewry. He provides a scathing indictment of the Church's lack of compassion toward - and even active persecution of - Hungary's Jews during World War II.