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Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds

Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds

William Schweiker

ISBN: 978-0-470-77382-6

Feb 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

Description

The nature of ethics has been the subject of much controversy and argument in recent decades. Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics tackles these various debates, offering a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and provocative statement of the nature of theological ethics in global times.

  • Offers an accessible, lively, and provocative statement of the nature of moral philosophy and theological ethics in contemporary times.
  • Tackles various perspectives on debates about distinctly Christian ethics.
  • Argues that we need to reframe the arena in which moral questions are asked.
  • Engages a range of positions, exploring distinctively modern issues such as moral and cultural relativism, globalization, problems of consumption and violence, and religious pluralism.
  • Addresses the complexity of certain ethical decisions, which are difficult and far from clear-cut, and yet presents an ethical understanding which is both humane and deeply religious.
Dedication.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Creation And World-Making.

1. Global Dynamics And The Integrity Of Life.

2. Pluralism In Creation.

3. Reconsidering Greed.

Part II: Time And Responsibility.

4. Timing Moral Cosmologies.

5. Love In The End Times.

6. From Toleration To Political Forgiveness.

Part III: Imagination And Conscience.

7. Sacred Texts And The Social Imaginary.

8. Comparing Religions, Comparing Lives.

9. On Moral Madness.

Postscript.

10. Presenting Theological Humanism.

Selected Bibliography.

Index of Names.

Index of Scripture.

Index of Subjects

"It is a very good book that will greatly benefit everyone who needs to think deeply about the world in which we live." (Political Theology, June 2009)

  • Offers an accessible, lively, and provocative statement of the nature of moral philosophy and theological ethics in contemporary times.

  • Tackles various perspectives on debates about distinctly Christian ethics.

  • Argues that we need to reframe the arena in which moral questions are asked.

  • Engages a range of positions, exploring distinctively modern issues such as moral and cultural relativism, globalization, problems of consumption and violence, and religious pluralism.

  • Addresses the complexity of certain ethical decisions, which are difficult and far from clear-cut, and yet presents an ethical understanding which is both humane and deeply religious.