Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 2001

John Kelsay and Sumner B. Twiss, Editors

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The Annual, the journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, is an essential source for students and faculty to keep abreast of new developments in Christian and religious ethics and to locate sources for research. The Annual publishes nine to ten refereed scholarly articles a year as well as a professional resources section on teaching and scholarship in ethics. Subjects include the nature and tasks of religious ethics, comparative ethics involving a variety of Western and Eastern traditions, religious social ethics and social theory, and problems in professional and applied ethics.

Table of Contents


Presidential Address

Moral Justifications for the Welfare State
Harlan Beckley

Poverty, Welfare, and Inequality

Social Science, Christian Ethics and Democratic Politics: Issues of Poverty and Welfare
Mary Jo Bane

Response to "Social Science, Christian Ethics and Democratic Politics: Issues of Poverty and Welfare" by Mary Jo Bane
Emilie M. Townes

Dirt and Economic Inequality: A Christian-Ethical Peek Under the Rug
Christine Firer Hinze

Inequality, Globalization, and Leadership: "Keeping up with the Joneses" across National Boundaries
Douglas A. Hicks

Religion and Liberalism Revisited

Panel on Theology Beyond the Liberal Paradigm: Civil Society and its Discontents

Nature, Grace, and Toleration: Civil Society and the Twinned Church
John R. Bowlin

Is Public Theology Really Public? Some Problems with Civil Society
William T. Cavanaugh

Faith, Hope, and Agony: Christian Political Participation Beyond Liberalism
Charles T. Mathewes

Response to Panel Papers
Jean Bethke Elshtain

Augustine and Arendt on Love: New Dimensions in the Religion and Liberalism Debates
Eric Gregory

Critiques and New Directions in Catholic Moral Theology

The Catholic Church's Public Confession: Theological and Ethical Implications
Aline H. Kalbian

Alasdair MacIntyre as Help for Rethinking Catholic Natural Law Estimates of Same-Sex Life Partnerships
William McDonough

John Paul II, Michael Novak, and the Differences Between Them
Todd David Whitmore

Tragedy and the Ethics of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Christopher Steck, SJ

Historical Studies in Christian Ethics

Divine Compassion and the Mystification of Power: The Latitudinarian Divines in the Secularization of Moral Thought
Jennifer A. Herdt

Natural Equality: Freedom, Authority and Obedience in Two Medieval Thinkers
Jean Porter

Judaism and Bioethics

Panel: Is There an Unique Jewish Bioethics?

Is There a Unique Jewish Ethics? The Role of Law in Jewish Bioethics
Elliot N. Dorff

Is There a Unique Jewish Bioethics of Human Reproduction?
Aaron L. Mackler

Nursing Fathers and Nursing Mothers: Notes toward a Distinctive Jewish View of Reproductive Ethics
Laurie Zoloth

Ethics in International Contect

Doing Ethics in the Pacific Islands: Interpreting Moral Dimensions of Prose Narrative
Jack Hill

On Keeping Theological Ethics Theological in Africa: The Quest for a (Southern) African Theological Ethics
R. Neville Richardson



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400 pp., 6 x 9

Nov 2001

400 pp., 6 x 9

ISBN: 978-0-87840-338-7
Nov 2001

400 pp.

Nov 2001

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