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Author McCoy, Alban.

Title An intelligent person's guide to Christian ethics / Alban McCoy.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Continuum, 2004.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  241 M131I    Check Shelf
Description 166 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The subject matter of morality -- Amoralism -- Morality presupposes freedom, but are we free? : determinism versus indeterminism -- Freedom -- Ethical subjectivism and the claims of conscience -- Cultural relativism -- Kant -- Utilitarianism : Bentham and Mill -- Aristotle and the life of virtue -- The structure of moral judgments -- Christian morality -- A classical Christian moral account : St. Thomas Aquinas.
Summary "In this book, Alban McCoy considers the fundamental principles of morality in a Christian context. Starting from the widespread phenomenon of seemingly insuperable disagreement in discussion of the most basic moral issues, he locates the root cause of such disagreement in confusion about the essential nature of morality as such." "Various critiques of morality such as amoralism, determinism, subjectivism and cultural relativism, as well as different moral theories such as utilitarianism and absolutism are considered and found wanting." "At the heart of the book, McCoy offers a rational account of morality rooted in virtue and character and human flourishing. He then sets this in a Christian context in order to show what difference Christian revelation makes to our understanding of morality."--Jacket.
Subject Christian ethics.
Christian ethics. (OCoLC)fst00859107
Christliche Ethik.
Other Form: Online version: McCoy, Alban. Intelligent person's guide to Christian ethics. London ; New York : Continuum, 2004 (OCoLC)607221304
ISBN 0826473598 (hbk.)
9780826473592 (hbk.)
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