Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition
Christian Ethics after MacIntyre
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
- ISBN: 9780268043605
- Published: January 2003
Contributors to Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition use Alasdair MacIntyre’s work as a methodological guide for doing ethics in the Christian tradition. These essays are grouped in three sections: descriptions of MacIntyre’s approach to ethics as developed in After Virtue, reflections on the moral issues that come to the fore when viewing the Christian tradition from a MacIntyrean perspective, and selected essays on family, homosexuality, abortion, pacifism, feminism, business ethics, medical ethics, and economic justice.
“[T]his volume of essays is refreshing and helpful for understanding the relationship between moral reasoning as a community practice,... obligation of the church. The editors and essayists of Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition provide compelling answers.... This book is not only a helpful introduction to Alasdair MacIntyre, but extends his work by constructive and critical appropriations by Christian ethicists, theologians and philosophers.” —Ashland Theological Journal