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Oliver O'Donovan is a fellow of the British Academy and professor emeritus of Christian ethics and practical theology at the University of Edinburgh. His other books include The Desire of Nations, Resurrection and Moral Order, and the two previous volumes of his Ethics as Theology project-Self, show more World, and Time and finding and Seeking. show less
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The Just War Revisited (2003) 81 copies
Liturgy and Ethics (1993) 11 copies

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revbill1961 | 3 other reviews | May 3, 2023 |
was informed in a seminar that the french translators encountered titling difficulties, as ‘moral order’ in french has strong far-right resonance, for probably obvious reasons. so instead they renamed it resurrection et experience morale, which is deeply funny, to me
 
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aleph-beth-null | 3 other reviews | Mar 2, 2023 |
Perhaps the best theological analysis of political concepts and institutions in recent decades. Also includes a helpful survey of Christian thinking on conscience (pp 301-8) which develops his earlier writing on this.
 
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ajgoddard | Jun 5, 2020 |
Already a classic; heavy-going but provides a masterful introduction to Christian ethics; not for the faint-hearted but if you really want to grapple with issues this is excellent; for me, reading it aloud can help to make sense of its often dense argumentation. A summary of his reworking of the natural law tradition is found at pp85-87 and there are helpful introductions to a number of subjects including conscience (pp114-20, 190-97).

Covers:The gospel and Christian ethics -- The objective reality. Created order ; Eschatology and history ; Knowledge in Christ -- The subjective reality. Freedom and reality ; Authority ; The authority of Christ ; The freedom of the church and the believer -- The form of the moral life. The moral field ; The moral subject ; The double aspect of the moral life ; The end of the moral life.… (more)
 
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