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Social Selves and Political Reforms : Five Visions in Contemporary Christian Ethics.

Author: C Melissa Snarr
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2007.
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Christian ethicists from a wide spectrum of methods and commitments come together in arguing for some kind of social conception of the self, noticing that convergence sheds new light on the current range of theoretical options in Christian ethics. But it also opens up an important conversation about political reform. Social visions of the self help ethicists comprehend and evaluate the moral work of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Snarr, C. Melissa.
Social Selves and Political Reforms : Five Visions in Contemporary Christian Ethics.
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Melissa Snarr
ISBN: 9780567011114 0567011119
OCLC Number: 727649595
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface: Faithful Participation; Introduction: Politics and Christianizing the Social Self; Chapter 1: Walter Rauschenbusch and Organizing the Social; Chapter 2: Reinhold Niebuhr and Social Anxiety; Chapter 3: Stanley Hauerwas and the Church Social; Chapter 4: Beverly Harrison and Radical Sociality; Chapter 5: Emilie Townes and the Socially Resilient Self; Conclusion: Socializing Christian Political Ethics; Postscript The Work That Lies Ahead; Bibliography; Index.

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Christian ethicists from a wide spectrum of methods and commitments come together in arguing for some kind of social conception of the self, noticing that convergence sheds new light on the current range of theoretical options in Christian ethics. But it also opens up an important conversation about political reform. Social visions of the self help ethicists comprehend and evaluate the moral work of institutions--comprehension that is especially important in a time of crisis for democratic participation. But not all visions of the social self are equal. Snarr's book explores and evaluates five.

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