Other available formats:
Looking for an evaluation copy?
This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
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.Read more
- Fills an important gap in the literature, where moral passion is often presumed but seldom explored at length
- Uses a range of disciplines, such as cognitive science, moral psychology, sociobiology, Axial Age scholarship and, occasionally, neuroscience, alongside the more usual disciplines of moral philosophy, religious ethics, theology and biblical studies, sociology of religion, social anthropology, and science and religion
- Includes texts from the Jewish Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavad Gita and the Buddhist Nikayas
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: March 2017
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107176829
- length: 238 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 157 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Moral passion in New Studies in Christian Ethics
2. Is moral passion germane just to theologians?
3. Christian public ethics
4. Faith as an option
5. Moral outrage
6. Collective moral passion within faith traditions
7. Moral passion as enemy-love.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×