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Title: Concepts of Person and Christian Ethics
Author: Rudman, Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521581714
Volumes: 1; Pages: 421
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Should "personhood" or its perceived absence determine the allocation of scarce medical resources? This and other issues make the concept and definition of personhood central to current debates over ethics. In a wide-ranging discussion notable for its clarity, Stanley Rudman traces the development of modern ideas about personhood. Arguing against those who define persons by purely moral and rational criteria, he posits an ethic that instead understands personhood in relation to other people, to the environment, and to God.Deals in a clear, accessible way with an important current issue of ethicsThoughtfully compares aspects of modern philosophy and Christian ideasEstablishes connections between early Christian views of the person of God and modern Christian ethics in an original wayContentsPart I. 'Person' in Contemporary Ethics1. 'Une Ctegorie de l'Esprit Humain: La Notion de Personne'2. Meaning and criteria: person/human being3. Moral personhood in M. Tooley and P. Singer4. Personal identity and responsibility in D. Parfit5. Human subject and human worth6. Resituating personhood: embodiment and contextualityPart II. 'Person' in Christian Perspective7. The relevance of history and Christology8. Divine embodiment and temporality: is God a person?9. Divine and human: relationality and personhood10. Religion and morality: personhood, revelation and narrativePart III. Implications for a Christian Ethic11. A communicative ethic: Hauerwas and Habermas12. A community of ethical difference: including the 'other'13. The logic of superabundence: an ethic of forgiving love14. The religious ground of human rights15. The integrity and transformation of creationConclusionBibliographyIndices.