Item description for Responsibility and Christian Ethics (New Studies In Christian Ethics #6) by William Schweiker, Robin Gill & Stephen R. L. Clark...
Overview William Schweiker formulates a way of thinking about issues of power, moral identity, and ethical norms by developing a theory of responsibility from a specifically theological viewpoint. The drastic extension of human power through various technological developments has lately thrown into question the way human beings conceive of themselves as morally accountable agents. This radical extension of power poses the need for a new paradigm of responsibility in ethics, located by the author in Christian faith.
Publishers Description The purpose of this book is to formulate a way of thinking about issues of power, moral identity, and ethical norms by developing a theory of responsibility from a specifically theological viewpoint; the author thereby makes clear the significance for Christian commitment of current reflection on moral responsibility. The concept of responsibility is relatively new in ethics, but the drastic extension of human power through various technological developments has lately thrown into question the way human beings conceive of themselves as morally accountable agents. It is this radical extension of power in our time which poses the need for a new paradigm of responsibility in ethics. Schweiker engages in an informed way with what is therefore a highly topical discussion. By developing a coherent theory of responsibility, and inquiring as to its source, the author demonstrates the unique contribution of Christian faith to ethics in our time.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series New Studies In Christian Ethics
Series Number 6
ISBN 0521657091 ISBN13 9780521657099
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More About William Schweiker, Robin Gill & Stephen R. L. Clark
William Schwieker is Director of the Martin Marty Center and Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He is the author of Mimetic Reflections: A Study in Hermeneutics, Theology and Ethics (1990); Responsibility and Christian Ethics (1995); Power, Value and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age (1998); and Theological Ethics and Global Dynamics: In the Time of Many Worlds (2004). He has published numerous articles and award-winning essays, as well as edited and contributed to five volumes on moral theory and hermeneutics.
William Schweiker currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. William Schweiker has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Chicago University of Chicago, USA University of Chicago.
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