Download Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics (New Studies in by Christopher C. H. Cook PDF

By Christopher C. H. Cook

Addictive issues are characterized via a department of the desire, during which the addict is attracted either by way of a wish to proceed the addictive behaviour and in addition by way of a wish to cease it. educational views in this hindrance often come from medical and medical standpoints, with the 'moral version' rejected as outdated. yet Christian theology has a protracted heritage of considering and writing on such difficulties and gives insights that are valuable to clinical and moral mirrored image upon the character of habit. Chris prepare dinner reports Christian theological and moral mirrored image upon the issues of alcohol use and misuse, from biblical instances until eventually the current day. Drawing fairly upon the writings of St Paul the Apostle and Augustine of Hippo, a severe theological version of dependancy is built. Alcohol dependence is additionally considered within the broader moral standpoint of the use and misuse of alcohol inside groups.

Show description

Read or Download Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics) PDF

Similar theology books

Purity of Heart

Crossing the bounds of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, the Danish author Soren Kierkegaard is thought of as the most major and influential figures in modern suggestion. In Kierkegaard's view, religion is the main crucial activity of existence. religion isn't a question of dogmatic adherence, yet quite of subjective ardour.

Pseudo-Dionysius: A Commentary on the Texts and an Introduction to Their Influence

"Dionysius the Areopagite" is the biblical identify selected via the pseudonymous writer of an influential physique of Christian theological texts, courting from round 500 C. E. The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, The Divine Names, and the paranormal Theology supply a synthesis of biblical interpretation, liturgical spirituality, and Neoplatonic philosophy.

The Turnings of Darkness and Light: Essays in Philosophical and Systematic Theology

This number of essays, written among 1975 and 1987, covers subject matters together with the doctrine of analogy, the Trinity, theological realism, the problims of evil and discomfort, ecclesiology, and the so-called theistic proofs. the sooner writings relect the author's education as a thinker within the Anglo-Aamerican analytic culture.

The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming

It is a groundbreaking, hugely unique paintings of postmodern feminist theology from essentially the most very important authors within the box. The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of production which claims transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of not anything. Catherine Keller's impassioned, swish meditation develops another illustration of the cosmic inventive strategy, drawing upon Hebrew myths of production, from chaos, and interesting with the political and the magical, the literary and the clinical, the sexual and the racial.

Extra info for Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics)

Sample text

83 The arguable implications of this are various, but more significantly might require moderate drinkers as well as heavy drinkers to reduce consumption, and implies a need for consumption across whole populations (and not just subsections of populations) to be reduced. , p. 7. , 2003, p. 6. , p. 5. See also Beauchamp, 1976. , 2003. Kreitman, 1986. An addiction in context 31 alcohol industry. Thus, although the population approach to alcohol policy receives overwhelming academic support, it has generated heated debate.

Unfortunately, there is also evidence to support the contention that the alcohol industry is capable of exerting an effective and adverse influence upon national alcohol policy. 88 Similarly, the strategy eschews almost all the ‘effective’ strategies, but gives a significant place to ‘working with the alcohol industry’. Professor Room suggests that, in the AHRSE and in the European Union, the UK Government has ‘generally sided . . 89 He notes with even greater concern the highly restricted powers of licensing authorities proposed in the draft guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.

Again, Jim Orford,33 another psychologist, proposes an excessive appetite model of addiction, in which the addict is understood to have developed a strong attachment to a risky behaviour. A common concern of all these models, except perhaps for the scientific model as defined by May, is with asserting and explaining the ability or lack of ability, as the case may be, of the subject to exert free control over his or her own behaviour. Thus, all these models are generally viewed as having implications (one way or the other) for understanding the moral responsibility of the addict for his or her behaviour.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 23 votes

Published by admin