Item description for Proportionalism: The American Debate and Its European Roots by Bernard Hoose...
One of the most heated debates in recent times among Christian ethicians has been over what has come to be called "proportionalism." Opponents have argued that proportionalists are intent on relativizing theology norms and theh concept of intrinsic evil. Proponents, on the other hand, argue that they are merely developing a traditional notion of proportion of reason. Bernard Hoose puts this debate in context by showing its roots in the writings of European moral theologians and its flowering in the writings of their American colleagues. He uncovers a number of confusions that have bedeviled the argument while revealing how important the issues are for establishing in coherent Christian ethics in the twentieth century.
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Studio: Georgetown University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1987
Publisher Georgetown University Press
ISBN 0878404554 ISBN13 9780878404551
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More About Bernard Hoose
Bernard Hoose lectures in Christian Ethics at Heythrop College, University of London, UK. His publications include Proportionalism: The American Debate and its European Roots, (Georgetown University Press) 1987, Received Wisdom? Reviewing the Role of Tradition in Christian Ethics (Geoffrey Chapman, 1994). He is editor of Christian Ethics: An Introduction (Cassell, 1998), Authority in the Roman Catholic Church (Ashgate, 2002) and Authority in Roman Catholicism (Matthew James, 2002). He presently serves on the Theology Commission of Caritas-Social Action.