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Everyday ethics : moral theology and the practices of ordinary life

Author: Michael Lamb; Brian A Williams
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What might we learn if the study of ethics focused less on hard cases and more on the practices of everyday life? In Everyday Ethics, Michael Lamb and Brian Williams gathered some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of moral theology (including some Georgetown University Press authors) to explore that question in dialogue with anthropology and the social sciences. In a field largely begun by Michael  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Everyday ethics.
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018059527
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lamb; Brian A Williams
ISBN: 1626167087 9781626167087
OCLC Number: 1096234729
Notes: This volume began as a conference on Everyday Ethics : A Future of Moral Theology? at the University of Oxford on May 26-27, 2016--Acknowledgments.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 254 pages)
Contents: Introduction : contextualizing everyday ethics: moral theology meets anthropology and the social sciences / Michael Lamb and Brian A. Williams --
Evaluating Banner's proposal : interdisciplinary perspectives on meaning and method --
Toward an ethics of social practice / Molly Farneth --
Engaging the everyday in womanist ethics and Mujerista theology / Stephanie Mota Thurston --
Social anthropology, ethnography, and the ordinary / Morgan Clarke --
"The everyday" against the "and" in "theology and social science" / Brian Brock --
Practices of everyday ethics : extending the proposal --
Forming humanity : practices of education Christianly considered / Jennifer Herdt --
Social anthropology, neighbor-love, and the ethics of humanitarianism / Eric Gregory --
The elimination of the human within the technological society / Craig M. Gay --
On new new things : work and Christian thought in flexible capitalism / Philip Lorish --
The everyday ethics of borrowing and spending : evaluating economic risk and reward / Justin Welby --
Sharing tables : the embodied ethics of eating and joining / Rachel Muers --
Everyday ethics : a future for moral theology? --
The tasks of Christian ethics : theology, ethnography, and the conundrums of the cultural turn / Luke Bretherton --
Sacramental ethics and the future of moral theology / Charles Mathewes --
Confessions of a moderately (un)repentant sinner / Michael Banner --
Appendix. Everyday ethics : a bibliographic essay / Patrick McKearney --
Notes on contributors.
Responsibility: Michael Lamb, Brian A. Williams, editors.

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What might we learn if the study of ethics focused less on hard cases and more on the practices of everyday life? In Everyday Ethics, Michael Lamb and Brian Williams gathered some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of moral theology (including some Georgetown University Press authors) to explore that question in dialogue with anthropology and the social sciences. In a field largely begun by Michael Banner, contributors engage with and extend his ideas of ethics as it is practiced in daily life. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, these scholars analyze the ethics of ordinary practices--from eating, learning, and loving the neighbor to borrowing and spending, using technology, and working in a flexible economy. Along the way, they consider the moral and methodological questions that emerge from this interdisciplinary dialogue and assess the implications for the future of moral theology.

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