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Later Christian Ethics

Terence H. Irwin

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199545971
Published online April 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545971.013.0010

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Later Christian Ethics

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This chapter begins by considering the relationship between Christian ethics and moral philosophy. The analysis then turns to the period between the Reformation (from the early sixteenth century) and the death of St Alphonsus Liguori (in 1787). It discusses arguments for and against voluntarism; fundamental morality as genuine morality; pagan virtue; what Christian morality adds to morality; moral and positive obligations; and divine love and divine justice.

Keywords: Christianity; ethical theory; morality; moral philosophy; Reformation; voluntarism; pagan virtue; divine love; divine justice

Article.  11174 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Philosophy of Religion

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