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Published: 23 October 2014

238 Pages


ISBN: 9780198722069

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The Ethics of Everyday Life

Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human

Michael Banner

  • Reconceives the practice of moral theology, especially through a closer engagement with social anthropology
  • Discusses topics of universal interest, from before the cradle to after the grave, and including the meaning and significance of having children, suffering, dying, burial, and mourning
  • Questions how the representation of Christ's life in the Christian tradition relates to present-day cultural norms concerning human life, incorporating issues such as IVF, abortion, and euthanasia
  • Based on Michael Banner's Bampton Lectures given at the University of Oxford in 2013