Moral Passion and Christian Ethics Hardback

by Robin Gill

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Moral Passion and Christian Ethics

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In this book, Robin Gill argues that moral passion and rational ethical deliberation are not enemies, and that moral passion often lurks behind many apparently rational ethical commitments. He also contends that though moral passion is a key component of truly selfless moral action, without rational ethical deliberation it can also be extremely dangerous. Gill maintains that a reanalysis of moral passion is overdue. He inspects the gap between the 'purely rational' accounts of ethics provided by some moral philosophers and the normative positions that they espouse and/or the moral actions that they pursue. He also contends that Christian ethicists have not been adept at identifying their own implicit moral passion or at explaining why it is that doctrinal positions generate passionately held moral conclusions. Using a range of disciplines, including cognitive science and moral psychology, alongside the more usual disciplines of moral philosophy and religious ethics, Gill also makes links with moral passion in other world faith traditions.

Moral Passion and Christian Ethics by Robin Gill was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2017. The ISBN for Moral Passion and Christian Ethics is 9781107176829.

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Details for Moral Passion and Christian Ethics

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2017)
Number of Pages275
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4492966
Page last updated 10th June 2018
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