Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury

Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics

  • By Christopher C. H. Cook
$42.99
Addictive disorders are characterised by a division of the will, in which the addict is attracted both by a desire to continue the addictive behaviour and also by a desire to stop it. Academic perspectives on this predicament usually come from clinical and scientific standpoints, with the 'moral model' rejected as outmoded. But Christian theology has a long history of thinking and writing on such problems and offers insights which are helpful to scientific and ethical reflection upon the nature of addiction. Chris Cook reviews Christian theological and ethical reflection upon the problems of alcohol use and misuse, from biblical times until the present day. Drawing particularly upon the writings of St Paul the Apostle and Augustine of Hippo, a critical theological model of addiction is developed. Alcohol dependence is also viewed in the broader ethical perspective of the use and misuse of alcohol within communities.

Read More

Want it in two business days? Order by 8/21/2019 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Availability: In stock
free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780521091343
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521091343
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2008
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Christopher C. H. Cook
    • Page Count: 236
    • Width: 9.01 inches
    • Height: 0.53 inches
    • Length: 5.98 inches
    • Weight: 0.77 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.