The Resource Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant

Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant

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Altruism and Christian ethics
Title
Altruism and Christian ethics
Statement of responsibility
Colin Grant
Title variation
Altruism & Christian Ethics
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Separated from its anchorage in religion, ethics has followed the social sciences in seeing human beings as fundamentally characterised 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 characterised 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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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Grant, Colin
Dewey number
241/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1474
LC item number
.G73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New studies in Christian ethics
Series volume
18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Christian ethics
Label
Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511488351
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alien Altruism -- Explanations for altruism -- Evidence of altruism -- The elusiveness of altruism -- Ideal Altruism -- Contract altruism -- Constructed altruism -- Collegial altruism -- Real Altruism -- Acute altruism: Agape -- Absolute altruism -- Actual altruism
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511488351
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511488351
Label
Altruism and Christian ethics, Colin Grant
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511488351
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alien Altruism -- Explanations for altruism -- Evidence of altruism -- The elusiveness of altruism -- Ideal Altruism -- Contract altruism -- Constructed altruism -- Collegial altruism -- Real Altruism -- Acute altruism: Agape -- Absolute altruism -- Actual altruism
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511488351
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511488351

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