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Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought

Cathleen Kaveny

Abstract

Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought shows how methods and doctrines drawn from the American legal tradition can constructively advance the discussion of key issues in Christian ethics. More broadly, the book argues that religious ethicists should consider legal thought to be a valuable conversation partner on a par with philosophical thought. Each of the chapters places the work of an important contemporary figure in Christian ethics in conversation with particular legal cases and questions. The book is divided into three major parts: “Narratives and Norm ... More

Keywords: Christian ethics, law and religion, tradition, love, justice, common law, legalism, contract law, criminal law, health-care law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190612290
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190612290.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathleen Kaveny, author
Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Law and Theology, Boston College

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