Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective Volume 1

"Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective will surprise some, shock others, and unleash a flood of speculation about what has happened to James Gustafson.

Author: James M. Gustafson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4463709

Category: Religion

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"Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective will surprise some, shock others, and unleash a flood of speculation about what has happened to James Gustafson. The answer quite simply is nothing has happened to Gustafson except that he has now turned his attention to developing his constructive theological position, and we should all be very glad. . . . In this, the first of two volumes, Gustafson displays his colors as a constructive theologian, and they are indeed brilliant and splendid. . . . Though Gustafson is a theologian who works in the Christian tradition, he reminds us that the God Christians worship is not merely the Christian God. For Gustafson the kind of God who is the object of the theologians's reflection eludes or surpasses the inevitably confessional activity of Christian theological reflection. Thus Gustafson, the constructive theologian, is also Gustafson the revisionist theologian who takes as his task nothing less than challenging the anthropocentrism that he alleges characterizes mainstream Western Christian theology."—Stanley Hauerwas, Journal of Religion
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Morality Truly Christian Truly African

James Gustafson, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, vol. 1, Theology and Ethics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981); Ethics from a Theocentric ...

Author: Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp.

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268088675

Category: Philosophy

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Given the largely Eurocentric nature of moral theology in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, what will it take to invest the theological community in the history and moral challenges of the Church in other parts of the world, especially Africa? What is to be gained for the whole Church when this happens in a deep and lasting way? In this timely and important study, Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor brings greater theological clarity to the issue of the relationship between Christianity and African tradition in the area of ethical foundations. He also provides a constructive example of what fundamental moral theology done from an African and Christian (especially Catholic) moral theological point of view could look like. Following a brief history of the development of African Christian theology, Odozor examines responses of African theologians to African tradition and Christian responses to the reality of non-Christian religions. In a context where the African religious experience and heritage are powerful sources of meaning and identity, Christian evangelization raises questions both about the African primal religions and about Christianity itself and its claims. Odozor takes up the subject of moral reasoning in an African Christian theological ethics and concludes with case studies that show how the African Church has tried to inculturate moral discourse on a religiously pluralistic continent and relate the healing gospel message to African situations. Students and scholars of moral theology and ethics and church leaders will profit from the issues raised in Morality Truly Christian, Truly African.
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Journal of Moral Theology Volume 1 Number 1

Formative Figures of Contemporary American Catholic Moral Theology David M. ... 33 James Gustafson, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume One: 106 ...

Author: David M. Cloutier

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ISBN: 9781725249004

Category: Religion

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Formative Figures of Contemporary American Catholic Moral Theology Volume 1, Number 1, January 2012 Edited by David Cloutier and William C. Mattison III Moral Theology in the Ruins: Introducing the Journal of Moral Theology David Matzko McCarthy Bernard Haring's Influence on American Catholic Moral Theology James F. Keenan, S.J. Servais Pinckaers and the Renewal of Catholic Moral Theology Craig Steven Titus Religious Freedom, Morality and Law: John Courtney Murray Today David Hollenbach, S.J. James M. Gustafson and Catholic Theological Ethics Lisa Sowle Cahill The Luminous Excess of the Acting Person: Assessing the Impact of Pope John Paul II on American Catholic Moral Theology John Grabowski Stanley Hauerwas's Influence on Catholic Moral Theologians Jana Marguerite Bennett Review Essay: Method in American Catholic Moral Theology After Veritatis Splendor David Cloutier and William C. Mattison III
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Introduction to Moral Theology

Vol. 1, Christian Moral Principles, with the help of Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., Basil Cole, O.P., ... Gustafson, James M. Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective.

Author: Romanus Cessario

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press + ORM

ISBN: 9780813220376

Category: Religion

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The comprehensive introduction to Catholic moral theology by the leading theologian and author of The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics. In Introduction to Moral Theology, Father Romanus Cessario, O.P. presents and expounds on the basic and central elements of Catholic moral theology written in the light of Veritatis splendor. Since its publication in 2001, this first book in the Catholic Moral Thought series has been widely recognized as an authoritative resource on such topics as moral theology and the good of the human person created in God’s image; natural law; principles of human action; determination of the moral good through objects, ends, and circumstances; and the virtues, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the Beatitudes. The Catholic Moral Thought series is designed to provide students with a comprehensive presentation of both the principles of Christian conduct and the specific teachings and precepts for fulfilling the requirements of the Christian life. Soundly based in the teaching of the Church, the volumes set out the basic principles of Catholic moral thought and the application of those principles within areas of ethical concern that are of paramount importance today.
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Interactional Morality

Gustafson, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume 1, 274. 21. Ibid., 118-119. 22. Gustafson, Can Ethics Be Christian?, 47. 23. Ibid., 29. 24.

Author: Mark L. Poorman

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589018591

Category: Law

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Poorman brings together ethics and pastoral practice in an interactional model that captures the distinctive character of Christian pastoral counseling. His work is especially important in a culture that often confuses pastoral counseling with therapy. It also challenges traditional notions which portray the pastoral minister as an instructor who dispenses the church's moral teaching. Poorman distinguishes the pastoral task from that of therapist or teacher, while drawing on the best resources of contemporary psychology and moral development theories. he brings moral theology into lively conversation with pastoral experience; at the same time, his clear presentation brings a critical method of moral discernment to Christian ministry which is rooted in faith and the wisdom of the community.
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Christian Theology and Medical Ethics

... Journal of Religious Ethics 13/1, 22–36. 2. Childress, J.andBoley, W.: 1987, 'Review of J. Gustafson, Ethics froma Theocentric Perspective, Vol.

Author: James B. Tubbs Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401586542

Category: Religion

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Contemporary discourse in biomedical ethics has been greatly shaped, sustained and enriched through the insights and perspectives offered by its theologian-contributors. This volume examines the work of four Christian theologians who have significantly influenced the field of bioethics in the U.S.: Richard McCormick, SJ; Paul Ramsey; Stanley Hauerwas; and James M. Gustafson. Each theorist's writings are explored in turn, in order to elucidate, compare and contrast their foundational theological premises, their particular approaches to moral reasoning, and their considered responses to selected medico-moral issues. The final chapter reflects some of the author's own critical responses in dialogue with the study's four subjects, and offers general suggestions about the moral perspective afforded by Christian theology. This volume should be of interest both to those seeking a fuller understanding of contemporary discussions in bioethics and to those studying Christian ethics in the modern era.
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God s Wounds Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering Volume One

Gustafson, James M. Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective. Vol. 1. Theology and Ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. ———.

Author: Jeff B. Pool

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498275842

Category: Religion

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This book constitutes the first volume of a three-volume study of Christian testimonies to divine suffering: God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, Divine Vulnerability and Creation. This study first develops an approach to interpreting the contested claims about the suffering of God. Thus, the larger study focuses its inquiry into the testimonies to divine suffering themselves, seeking to allow the voices that attest to divine suffering to speak freely, to discover and elucidate the internal logic or rationality of this family of testimonies, rather than defending these attestations against the dominant claims of classical Christian theism that have historically sought to eliminate such language altogether from Christian discourse about the nature and life of God. Through this approach this volume of studies into the Christian symbol of divine suffering then investigates the two major presuppositions that the larger family of testimonies to divine suffering normally hold: an understanding of God through the primary metaphor of love ("God is love"); and an understanding of the human as created in the image of God, with a life (though finite) analogous to the divine life--the imago Dei as love. When fully elaborated, these presuppositions reveal the conditions of possibility for divine suffering and divine vulnerability with respect to creation.
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Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics in Society

Wigginton, The Foxfire Book 2, 274–303; Wigginton, The Foxfire Book, 130. 39. ... Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume 1: Theology and Ethics.

Author: Melissa Brotton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498527910

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book promotes Christian ecology and animal ethics from the perspectives of the Bible, science, and the Judeo-Christian tradition. It covers diverse topics such as developing Christian virtue ethics, assisting species threatened by climate change, liturgical and hymnal ecologies, past and present Catholic ecological thinking, and Jesus and the animals in the Gospel of Mark.
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Monotheism Ethics

15 James M. Gustafson, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume One: Theology and Ethics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981).

Author: Y. Tzvi Langermann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004194298

Category: Religion

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Fourteen essays by leading scholars from around the world explore the theological, philosophical, and historical connections between the three Abrahamic faiths and ethics. Timely reading for students of religion, philosophy, and ethics.
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Methods in Medical Ethics

Ethics from a theocentric perspective, Vol. 1: Theology and ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ———. 1984. Ethics from a theocentric perspective, ...

Author: Jeremy Sugarman MD, MPH, MA

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589016231

Category: Medical

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Medical ethics draws upon methods from a wide array of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health services research, history, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. In this influential book, outstanding scholars in medical ethics bring these many methods together in one place to be systematically described, critiqued, and challenged. Newly revised and updated chapters in this second edition include philosophy, religion and theology, virtue and professionalism, casuistry and clinical ethics, law, history, qualitative research, ethnography, quantitative surveys, experimental methods, and economics and decision science. This second edition also includes new chapters on literature and sociology, as well as a second chapter on philosophy which expands the range of philosophical methods discussed to include gender ethics, communitarianism, and discourse ethics. In each of these chapters, contributors provide descriptions of the methods, critiques, and notes on resources and training. Methods in Medical Ethics is a valuable resource for scholars, teachers, editors, and students in any of the disciplines that have contributed to the field. As a textbook and reference for graduate students and scholars in medical ethics, it offers a rich understanding of the complexities involved in the rigorous investigation of moral questions in medical practice and research.
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The New Testament and Bioethics

The Church as Moral Decision-Maker. Philadelphia: Pilgrim, 1970. ———. Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective. Volume 1, Theology and Ethics. chicago: ...

Author: R. Dennis Macaleer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620322246

Category: Religion

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Beauchamp and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics is a well-accepted approach to contemporary bioethics. Those principles are based on what Beauchamp and Childress call the common morality. This book employs New Testament theological themes to enhance the meaning of those principles of bioethics. The primary New Testament text for this study is the twin commands from Jesus to love God and love one's neighbor. The three theological themes developed from this study--the image of God, the covenant, and the pursuit of healing--are deeply embedded in the New Testament and in the ministry of Jesus. Three contemporary bioethics principles are used for this dissertation, based on The Belmont Report. They are the principles of respect for persons, justice, and beneficence. In each case, the theological themes are shown to enhance the meaning of these bioethics principles. Each of the three principles, as understood through the three theological themes, is applied to a current bioethics issue to demonstrate the efficacy of this approach. The three current issues addressed are the withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment, the distribution of health care in the Untied States, and the use of palliative care.
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The Tangled Bank

3 of Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, vol. 1. 32. Gustafson, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective 1:131. 33. Ibid., 134. 34.

Author: Michael S. Hogue

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630878672

Category: Religion

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In response to the confluence of moral uncertainty with the increase of human power to alter nature, and through critical integration of the philosophical naturalism of Hans Jonas and the critical religious naturalism of James M. Gustafson, The Tangled Bank argues for an ecotheological ethics of responsible participation. By making the case that the moral pressures of our time call for a vision that is as deeply naturalistic as it is deeply theological, a critical perspective is advanced that is attuned to human embeddedness within nature as well as to human distinctiveness. In support of this, a moral anthropological method is deployed as a creative new way to integrate the comparative, critical, and constructive tasks of theological ethics. The insights of Hans Jonas and James M. Gustafson, interpreted comparatively for the first time, are critically drawn together to suggest new directions for scholarship and teaching in theology and religion and science studies.
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Gratitude for the Wild

Christian Ethics in the Wilderness Nathaniel Van Yperen ... Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective: Volume 1, Theology and Ethics.

Author: Nathaniel Van Yperen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498561136

Category: Religion

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Nathaniel Van Yperen offers an original argument for how wilderness can evoke a vision of a good life in which creaturely limits are accepted in gratitude, even in the face of ambiguity and mystery. Through the theme of gratitude, the book refocuses attention on the role of affection and testimony in ecological ethics and Christian ethics.
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James M Gustafson s Theocentric Ethics

My failure to take up other topics considered at some length in this book should ... 1 of Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective ( Chicago : University of ...

Author: Beckley

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865548552

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On Moral Medicine

Gustafson, James M., 1981, Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, vol. 1: Theology and Ethics, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Author: M. Therese Lysaught

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467435819

Category: Religion

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In print for more than two decades, On Moral Medicine remains the definitive anthology for Christian theological reflection on medical ethics. This third edition updates and expands the earlier awardwinning volumes, providing classrooms and individuals alike with one of the finest available resources for ethics-engaged modern medicine.
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An Introduction to Christian Ethics 2 downloads

His most comprehensive statement is the two-volume work Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, published in 1981 (vol. 1) and 1984 (vol. 2).

Author: Roger H Crooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317347392

Category: Religion

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An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. The main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to use a Christian method of making moral decisions and view issues from a Christian perspective.
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God s Wounds Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering Volume Two

In God in Contemporary Thought: A Philosophical Perspective, edited by Sebastian A. ... Gustafson, James M. Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective. Vol. 1.

Author: Jeff B. Pool

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498275590

Category: Religion

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This book constitutes the second volume of a three-volume study of Christian testimonies to divine suffering: God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, vol. 2, Evil and Divine Suffering. The larger study focuses its inquiry into the testimonies to divine suffering themselves, seeking to allow the voices that attest to divine suffering to speak freely, then to discover and elucidate the internal logic or rationality of this family of testimonies, rather than defending these attestations against the dominant claims of classical Christian theism that have historically sought to eliminate such language altogether from Christian discourse about the nature and life of God. This second volume of studies proceeds on the basis of the presuppositions of this symbol, those implicit attestations that provide the conditions of possibility for divine suffering-that which constitutes divine vulnerability with respect to creation-as identified and examined in the first volume of this project: an understanding of God through the primary metaphor of love ("God is love"); and an understanding of the human as created in the image of God, with a life (though finite) analogous to the divine life-the imago Dei as love. The second volume then investigates the first two divine wounds or modes of divine suffering to which the larger family of testimonies to divine suffering normally attest: (1) divine grief, suffering because of betrayal by the beloved human or human sin; and (2) divine self-sacrifice, suffering for the beloved human in its bondage to sin or misery, to establish the possibility of redemption and reconciliation. Each divine wound, thus, constitutes a response to a creaturely occasion. The suffering in each divine wound also occurs in two stages: a passive stage and an active stage. In divine grief, God suffers because of human sin, betrayal of the divine lover by the beloved human: divine sorrow as the passive stage of divine grief; and divine anguish as the active stage of divine grief. In divine self-sacrifice, God suffers in response to the misery or bondage of the beloved human's infidelity: divine travail (focused on the divine incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth) as the active stage of divine self-sacrifice; and divine agony (focused on divine suffering in the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth) as the passive stage of divine self-sacrifice.
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A New Handbook of Christian Theologians

Protestant and Roman Catholic Ethics: Prospects for Rapprochement. “A Theocentric ... Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, vol. 1, Theology and Ethics.

Author: Donald W. Musser

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426759642

Category: Religion

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In recent years, the flow of Christian theology has been channeled in diverse streams represented by such trends and movements as black theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, and womanist theology. To survey this abundance and diversity of current Christian theology, this book examines the theologies of representative theologians. Particularly to help students navigate the sea of information, the editors have identified various routes for reading, and have traced several threads or issues common to many of the essays, thus demarcating such recurrent concerns as the ways in which the theologians consider the sources and goals for theology, their variant assumptions and conclusions about the nature of God, their divergent approaches to understanding the person and purpose of the Christ, and their distinct expectations for the destiny of history and faith.
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Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective Ethics and theology

One does not, from my theocentric perspective, develop an ideal moral theory, ... for an approach to ethics that follow from the theology of volume 1 ...

Author: James M. Gustafson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226311139

Category: Religion

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Gustafson's two-volume work has been hailed as a major contribution to Christian ethics. In this second volume, Gustafson considers marriage, suicide, and the allocation of resources in famine and in biomedical research to develop an ethical outlook in which divine purpose is the basis of moral activity. "Breadth and subtlety, wisdom and insight . . . Gustafson is a first-rate theologian."—Commonweal "The two-volume work, now complete, will be a benchmark for discussions of Christian ethics for years to come. With it Gustafson becomes one of the thinkers by whom others can, by agreement or divergence, define their own ethics."—Roger L. Shinn, Christianity and Crisis "Gustafson's theocentrism is an original and creative contribution to modern ethical discussion."—Douglas Sturm, Ethics
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1 10

Theocentric ethicists may worry that an ecocentric perspective places ultimate moral ... Ethics from a theocentric perspective: Vol. 1. Theology and ethics.

Author: Willis Jenkins

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781933782157

Category: Reference

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The Spirit of Sustainability helps readers navigate the moral worlds and ethical concepts, and social and religious practices related to sustainability. In collaboration with the Forum on Religion and Ecology, an established network of leading scholars, it explores a wide range of topics and perspectives, from the promise and problems of approaching sustainability through global and indigenous religions, to major theories in philosophy and environmental ethics, and professional practices and social movements. This volume presents the various goals of sustainability - ecological integrity, economic health, human dignity, fairness to the future, and social justice - and provides a framework for reasoning through many interrelated environmental challenges for both current and future generations.
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