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Title: Inequality and Christian Ethics
Author: Hicks, Douglas A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521787543
Volumes: 1; Pages: 310
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Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Inequality and Christian Ethics addresses this question at an international level and goes on to consider why such a phenomenon, to the extent that it is true, is morally troubling. In order to provide an ethical perspective on a social and economic problem such as inequality, the book draws on Christian ethics, philosophy, and economics. It considers the relation of inequality to various aspects of life--such as income, health, and education--as well as to questions of race, gender, and nationality.Engages economists and policymakers as directly as any current work in Christian ethicsOffers a fresh moral perspective for Christians and other citizens on one of the most troubling issues of our timeIntroduces the work of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen into Christian ethicsSharpens and applies liberation theology in an innovative way in a post-1989 world that has few careful critiques of globalization's (capitalism's) impactsContentsPart I. Contextualizing Inequality:1. Introduction: inequality matters2. Inequality of what?: interdisciplinary perspectives3. International contexts of inequality4. Inequalities in the United StatesPart II. Constructing a Christian Ethical Approach5. Christian ethics and theology in a pluralistic society6. Equality before God and the thought of H. Richard Niebuhr7. Equality before God and the thought of Gustavo Gutirrez8. Solidarity, selfhood, and social goodsPart III. Transforming Discourse, Persons, and Societies9. Expanding public discourse on inequality10. An application: inequalities and human development11. Conclusion: implications for inequality and Christian ethics.