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The future of ethics : sustainability, social justice, and religious creativity / Willis Jenkins.

By: Jenkins, Willis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781626160187; 162616018X.Subject(s): Christian ethics | Religious ethics | Human ecology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Human ecology -- Religious aspects | Christianity and justice | Religion and justiceAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Future of ethicsDDC classification: 241 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Ethics in the anthropocene -- Atmospheric powers: climate change and moral incompetence -- Christian ethics and unprecedented problems -- Global ethics: moral pluralism and planetary problems -- Sustainability science and the ethics of wicked problems -- Toxic wombs and the ecology of justice -- Impoverishment and the economy of desire -- Intergenerational risk and the future of love -- Sustaining grace.
Summary: The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life. What does climate change mean for our obligations to future generations? How can the sciences work with pluralist cultures in ways that will help societies learn from ecological change?. Traditional religious ethics examines texts and traditions and highlights principles and virtuous behaviors that can apply to particular issues. Willis Jenkins develops lines of practical inquiry through ""prophetic pragmatism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ethics in the anthropocene -- Atmospheric powers: climate change and moral incompetence -- Christian ethics and unprecedented problems -- Global ethics: moral pluralism and planetary problems -- Sustainability science and the ethics of wicked problems -- Toxic wombs and the ecology of justice -- Impoverishment and the economy of desire -- Intergenerational risk and the future of love -- Sustaining grace.

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The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life. What does climate change mean for our obligations to future generations? How can the sciences work with pluralist cultures in ways that will help societies learn from ecological change?. Traditional religious ethics examines texts and traditions and highlights principles and virtuous behaviors that can apply to particular issues. Willis Jenkins develops lines of practical inquiry through ""prophetic pragmatism.

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<p> Willis Jenkins is associate professor of religious studies, University of Virginia. He is the author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology , which won the 2009 Templeton Prize for Theological Promise.</p>

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