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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?TraThe 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," an approach to ethics that begins with concrete problems and adapts to changing circumstances. This brand of pragmatism takes its cues from liberationist theology, with its emphasis on how individuals and communities actually cope with overwhelming problems.Can religious communities make a difference when dealing with these issues? By integrating environmental sciences and theological ethics into problem-based engagements with philosophy, economics, and other disciplines, Jenkins illustrates the wide understanding and moral creativity needed to live well in the new conditions of human power. He shows the significance of religious thought to the development of interdisciplinary responses to sustainability issues and how this calls for a new style of religious ethics....

Title : The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity
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ISBN : 9781626160170
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 340 Pages
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The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity Reviews

  • Jen
    2019-11-27 01:51

    Good argument but the writing style can be difficult. Not an easy read, but a good read.

  • BHodges
    2019-11-15 04:53

    Not for beginners. Jenkins makes a strong case that religious believers and the humanities more broadly have an important role to play in coming to better understand our world and to respond to the pressing threats we all face.

  • Mills College Library
    2019-11-07 04:45

    241 J529 2013