Self, World, and Time takes up the question of the form and matter of Christian ethics as an intellectual discipline. What is it about? How does Christian ethics relate to the humanities, especially philosophy, theology and behavioural studies? In what way does it participate in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Oliver O'Donovan discusses ethics with self, world and time as foundation poles of moral reasoning, and with faith, love and hope as the virtues anchoring the moral life. Blending biblical, historic-theological and contemporary ideas in its comprehensive survey, this book is an exploratory study that adds significantly to O'Donovan's previous theoretical reflections on Christian ethics.
"Writing with a clarity that comes from a lifetime of reflection, Oliver O'Donovan here gives us an account of practical reason that shows why and how ethics is at the beginning, middle, and end of a theological work." - Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School
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