Paul among liberals and communitarians: models for Christian ethics

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Paul among liberals and communitarians: models for Christian ethics

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dc.contributor.author Horrell, David G. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-19T08:23:07Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:45:01Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2005-02 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This essay first sketches the contrasts between liberal and communitarian approaches to ethics, represented by Jürgen Habermas and Stanley Hauerwas respectively, as a contemporary context in which to read Paul’s ethics. Three sample studies in Paul’s ethics (Philippians 2, 1 Corinthians 5, and Romans 14-15) then illustrate how the Pauline material offers various points of contact with these contrasting approaches to ethics and the debates between them. Unlike in the recent work of Douglas Harink, here Paul is not seen as clearly and unambiguously affirming the ecclesial ethics of Hauerwas but rather as offering a rather more diverse range of possibilities and points of critical comparison. In the closing sections of the essay three possible models for the contemporary appropriation of Pauline ethics are outlined: one is closest to an ecclesial model, another is closer to a liberal model which looks to foster a wider consensus on moral norms, and a third considers how Paul’s approach to ethics might inform a (possibly post-Christian) social ethic. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship AHRB; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 18(1), pp. 33-52 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/35872 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Pacifica Theological Studies Association en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.pacifica.org.au/volumes/volume18/issue01 en_GB
dc.subject ethics en_GB
dc.subject Paul, the Apostle, Saint en_GB
dc.subject liberalism en_GB
dc.subject communitarianism en_GB
dc.subject Habermas, Jürgen en_GB
dc.subject Hauerwas, Stanley en_GB
dc.title Paul among liberals and communitarians: models for Christian ethics en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-08-19T08:23:07Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:45:01Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:17:36Z
dc.identifier.issn 1030-570X en_GB
dc.description © 2005 The Pacifica Theological Studies Association en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Pacifica en_GB


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