Love and Christian Ethics Hardback

Tradition, Theory, and Society

by Simmons, Frederick V.;

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Love and Christian Ethics

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At the heart of Christian ethics is the biblical commandment to love God and to love one's neighbor as oneself. But what is the meaning of love? Scholars have wrestled with this question since the recording of the Christian gospels, and in recent decades teachers and students of Christian ethics have engaged in vigorous debates about appropriate interpretations and implications of this critical norm. In Love and Christian Ethics, nearly two dozen leading experts analyze and assess the meaning of love from a wide range of perspectives. Chapters are organized into three areas: influential sources and exponents of Western Christian thought about the ethical significance of love, perennial theoretical questions attending that consideration, and the implications of Christian love for important social realities. Contributors bring a richness of thought and experience to deliver unprecedentedly broad and rigorous analysis of this central tenet of Christian ethics and faith. William Werpehowski provides an afterword on future trajectories for this research. Love and Christian Ethics is sure to become a benchmark resource in the field.

Love and Christian Ethics was published by Georgetown University Press in December 2016. The ISBN for Love and Christian Ethics is 9781626163669.

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Details for Love and Christian Ethics

Book FormatHardback
PublisherGeorgetown University Press (December 2016)
Number of Pages432
Thickness24 mm
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
Product Code4457198
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