Covenant, Community, and the Common Good: An Interpretation of Christian Ethics

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Pilgrim Press, 1999 - Religion - 188 pages
"Covenant - a basis of Reformed theology and ethics - fell on hard times in the 1970s and 1980s because it seemed to carry with it unredeemable patriarchical presuppositions. Common good - a strong category for Catholic moral thought - suffered a similar demise because it seemed to lack the needed precision for useful analysis. In Covenant, Community, and the Common Good, Eric Mount offers a refinement of both terms in the context of community. The resulting ethics promotes egalitarian goods of community, vocation, and equitable distribution. Mount presents a contemporary understanding of ethics that can address the current debates on family values, work and welfare, civil society and virtue, and our growing global community."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

The Currency of Covenant
8
The Commonality of the Common Good
30
Homing In on Family Values
52
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Eric Mount, Jr. is Rodes Professor of Religion at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.

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