Selfish Genes And Christian Ethics

Author: Neil Messer
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334029961
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This is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the study of theology, providing the reader with the ability to consider both the theoretical and the practical questions raised by evolutionary discussions of ethics and morality.

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192860927
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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit


Author: Neil Messer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802868991
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It will be obvious that this typology owes a good deal to Hans W. Frei, Types of
Christian Theology, ed. George W. Hunsinger and William C. Placher (New
Haven: Yale University Press, 1992); see also David Ford, “On Being
Theologically Hospitable to Jesus Christ: Hans Frei's Achievement,” Journal of
Theological Studies 46.2 (1995): 532-546. I first developed a version of it in Neil
Messer,Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics: Theological and Ethical Reflections
on Evolutionary ...

Human Evolution And Christian Ethics

Author: Stephen J. Pope
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139466119
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If so, what are the implications for Christian moral theology and ethics? Is the latter redundant, as socio-biologists often assert? Stephen Pope argues that theologians need to engage with evolutionary theory rather than ignoring it.

Questions Of Truth

Author: John Polkinghorne
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611640032
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Does it put restraints on traditional Christian ethics, such as caring for the poor,
sick, etc.? NB & JP: Spencer's ... Remember, people in the eighteenth century
tried to do the same with Newtonian mechanics—and no one now thinks that
gravity is incompatible with Christianity. True altruism ... After 214 pages claiming
that human beings are merely genetic survival machines, on the last page he
says, “We, alone on earth, can rebel against the tyranny of the selfish replicators.”
Dawkins ...

Health Care And Christian Ethics

Author: Robin Gill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139450883
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He explores the healing stories in the Synoptic Gospels, identifying four core virtues present within them - compassion, care, faith and humility - that might bring greater depth to a purely secular interpretation of health care ethics.

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348667
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He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly.

Ethical Wisdom

Author: Mark Matousek
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848509049
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First introduced in The Selfish Gene, memes (from the Greek for “something
imitated”) range from beliefs to melodies, catchphrases, fashions, fads, and
ideologies that are spread through the behaviors that they generate. While genes
are the basis for organic evolution, memes form the units of cultural evolution.
These hard-to-measure fragments of information coalesce in us to constitute our
communal estimations of good and evil. Memes range from innocuous slogans (“
blondes have ...

The Bible Culture Community Society

Author: Angus Paddison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567049442
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This book brings ethical, political, historical, and theological questions into contact with the Bible as a living, authoritative text.