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61. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Linda Hogan, Kristin Heyer Beyond a Northern Paradigm: Catholic Theological Ethics in Global Perspective
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Notwithstanding the commitment to the inclusion of historically underrepresented communities, Christian ethics continues to be dominated by the voices, concerns, norms and methodologies of scholars from the northern hemisphere. This paper analyses the state of the field through the lens of the Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church network whose mission is to promote international exchange. It assesses the lacunae arising from the northern-centric nature of Christian ethics as practiced in the northern hemisphere, highlights the inflection points, and considers the likely re-prioritization of concerns that will flow from the systemic inclusion of the multiple, diverse voices of majority world scholars.
62. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Christina A. Astorga Interfacing Filipino Lakas Tawa (Power of Laughter) and Lament
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Filipino lakas tawa, with examples drawn from the 1986 Filipino revolution, is interfaced with lament based on the Book of Lamentations with parallel examples from W. E. Burghart Du Bois’s “A Litany at Atlanta.” This interfacing is brought to bear on the article’s central thesis: Lakas tawa and lament are two ways of being and doing in the face of suffering and death, but are intrinsically woven into the tapestry of one human reality. They are two paths of resistance, both deeply connected to faith and religion, though in different ways. Where they converge and diverge, they have the power to subvert oppressive systems and the potential of transforming them.
63. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Eboni Marshall Turman Of Men and [Mountain]Tops: Black Women, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Ethics and Aesthetics of Invisibility in the Movement for Black Lives
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This essay asserts freedom as the essence of the prophetic Black Christian tradition that propelled the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strikes, and largely guided the moral compass of the late-twentieth-century Civil Rights Movement. Sexism, however, is a moral paradox that emerges at the interstices of the prophetic Black Church’s institutional espousal of freedom and its consistently conflicting practices of gender discrimination that bind Black women to politics of silence and invisibility. An exploration of the iconic “I AM a Man” placards worn by strikers during Martin Luther King Jr.’s final campaign in Memphis alongside a contemporary icon of the Black Lives Matter movement illumines how black women continue to be challenged by intracommunal invisibility, even as they are consistently the progenitors, mobilizers, sustainers, and intellectual architects of Black movements for social change.
64. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Scott Bader-Saye The Transgender Body’s Grace
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Both in church and culture, discussion of sexual orientation has far outpaced discussion of gender identity, leaving the churches with limited resources to respond to “bathroom bills” or to walk faithfully with transgender persons in their midst. This paper draws on the work of Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley to argue for understanding gender transition as an eschatological formation ordered to the body’s grace. In critical conversation with Oliver O’Donovan, John Milbank, and David Cloutier, the paper offers a constructive, non-voluntarist theological proposal for transgender affirmation in the service of participation in the triune life that exceeds gender.
65. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Tisha M. Rajendra Burdened Solidarity: The Virtue of Solidarity in Diaspora
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This paper will compare the presentation of solidarity in mainstream Christian ethics with the practices of solidarity as described in recent novels about immigrant and refugee experiences. The practice of solidarity in diaspora communities illuminates aspects of solidarity that have been hidden in mainstream Christian ethics. 1) Solidarity can be a “burdened virtue” that does not necessarily lead to flourishing. 2) Solidarity is practiced by “narrative selves” that inherit identities, relationships, and obligations.
66. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Patrick M. Clark The Particularity of Sanctity: Why Paradigms of Exemplarity Matter for Christian Virtue Ethics
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This paper draws upon the meta-ethical insights of Bernard Lonergan and Raimond Gaita to bolster the foundational claims of Linda Zagzebski’s exemplarist moral theory. I aim to refine Zagzebski’s approach by pointing out how a community’s inevitable prioritization of a given paradigm of moral exemplarity plays a decisive role in the trajectory of its ethical reasoning. I conclude by arguing that within the Christian community, encounters with sanctity should determine the identification of virtues rather than vice versa.
67. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Rev. Justin Nickel I Cannot Get It into My Heart So Strongly: Luther’s Moral Psychology Revisited
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According to a common interpretation, Martin Luther holds that pride is humanity’s basic sin. This account of sin has occasioned numerous feminist critiques. In this paper, I argue against this reading. I contend that unbelief, which can take the form of either pride or despair, is the central issue in Luther’s moral psychology. This shift from pride to unbelief means that Luther’s moral psychology could be helpful to the work of Christian feminists.
68. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Sarah E. Fredericks Climate Apology and Forgiveness
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Christian ethicists rarely study apology or forgiveness about climate change, possibly because it is just another sin that God may forgive. Yet apology between humans may be critical to avoiding paralysis after people realize the horror of their actions and enabling cooperative responses to climate change among its perpetrators and victims. Climate change challenges traditional ideas and practices of apology because it involves unintentional, ongoing acts of diffuse collectives that harm other diffuse collectives across space and time. Developing concepts of collective agency and responsibility enable a reconceptualization of apology for an era of climate change. While more work is needed to understand and implement such ideas, this paper lays the groundwork for future studies of collective apology and forgiveness by identifying general features of climate apologies including their symbolic dimensions and connection to ongoing changed actions.
69. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Grace Y. Kao Toward A Feminist Christian Vision of Gestational Surrogacy
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Although increasing in usage, surrogacy remains the most controversial method of assisted reproductive technology. Many Christian ethicists have either objected tout court or expressed strong reservations about the practice. Behind much of this caution, however, lies essentialist assumptions about pregnant women or an overemphasis on the statistical minority of well-publicized disasters. The question remains whether Christian ethical reflection on surrogacy might change if informed by social scientific studies on the surrogacy triad (i.e., surrogates, surrogate-born children, and intended parents). I offer a feminist Christian framework for surrogacy comprised of seven principles drawn from this literature, the reproductive justice paradigm (RJ), human rights, and Reformed theo-ethical norms (viz, covenant, fidelity, stewardship, self-gift). I ultimately advance surrogacy under certain conditions as a moral good and focus on “altruistic” arrangements—including my own—without concluding that only non-commercial contracts could pass ethical muster.
book reviews
70. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Victor Carmona The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place. By Miguel A. De La Torre; and Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration. By Tisha M. Rajendra
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71. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
John Senior Practical Theology in Church and Society. By Joseph E. Bush Jr.
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72. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Karen Ross Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life. By Jana Marguerite Bennett
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73. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Darryl W. Stephens The Minister as Moral Theologian: Ethical Dimensions of Pastoral Leadership. By Sondra Wheeler
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74. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Amos Winarto The Practices of Global Ethics: Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues and Future Prospects. By Frederick Bird, Sumner B. Twiss, Kusumita P. Pedersen, Clark A. Miller, and Bruce Grelle
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75. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Edward LeRoy Long Jr. From Presumption to Prudence in Just War Rationality. By Kevin Carnahan
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76. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Tyler Davis The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. By Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty
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77. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Dallas Gingles Holy Rus’: The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia. By John P. Burgess
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78. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Nimi Wariboko Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective: A Comprehensive Introduction. By Michael E. Cafferky
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79. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Gifford A. Grobien Life in the Spirit: A Post-Constantinian and Trinitarian Account of the Christian Life. By Andréa Snavely
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80. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics: Volume > 39 > Issue: 1
Simeiqi He Doing Asian Theological Ethics in a Cross-Cultural and an Interreligious Context. Edited by Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan, James F. Keenan, and Shaji George Kochuthara
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