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The Resource Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant

Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant

Label
Altruism and Christian ethics
Title
Altruism and Christian ethics
Statement of responsibility
Colin Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Separated from its anchorage in religion, ethics has followed the social sciences in seeing human beings as fundamentally characterized by self-interest, so that altruism is either naively idealistic or arrogantly self-sufficient. Colin Grant contends that, as a modern secular concept, altruism is a parody on the self-giving love of Christianity, so that its dismissal represents a social levelling that loses the depths that theology makes intelligible and religion makes possible."
  • "The Christian affirmation is that God is characterized by self-giving love (agape), then expected of Christians. Lacking this theological background, the focus on self-interest in sociobiology and economics, and on human realism in the political focus of John Rawls or the feminist sociability of Carol Gilligan, finds altruism naive or a dangerous distraction from real possibilities of mutual support. This book argues that to dispense with altruism is to dispense with God and with the divine transformation of human possibilities."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Colin
Dewey number
241/.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New studies in Christian ethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Christian ethics
Label
Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; General editor's preface; Preface; PART ONE Alien altruism; PART TWO Ideal altruism; PART THREE Real altruism; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm51214672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511488351
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51214672
Label
Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; General editor's preface; Preface; PART ONE Alien altruism; PART TWO Ideal altruism; PART THREE Real altruism; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
ocm51214672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511488351
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51214672

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