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Altruism and Christian Ethics

  • By Robin Gill, Stephen R. L. Clark, Colin Grant
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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.

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    • SKU: 9780521791441
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521791441
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2000
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Robin Gill
    • Author: Stephen R. L. Clark
    • Author: Colin Grant
    • Page Count: 266
    • Weight: 0.90 pounds
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