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Author Conley, Aaron D., author

Title We are who we think we were : Christian history and Christian ethics / Aaron D. Conley
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (vii, 185 pages))
Series Emerging scholars
Emerging scholars.
Contents Landscapes of historiography in Christian social ethics -- A critical self-reflexive historiography for Christian ethics -- Metanarrative habits are hard to break -- Reevaluating Tertullian and the virtue of patience -- Continuity, discontinuity, and the quest for justice
Summary Conley calls into question the outdated historical methodologies in use in Christian social ethics and outlines the consequences stemming from them. By adopting the postmodern post-structuralist position of historian Elizabeth Clark, Conley calls ethicists to learn to read for the gaps, silences, and aporias existent in historical texts as well as in the histories represented by them. The book calls ethicists to a critical self-reflexive historiography. This self-criticism allows the ability to construct new histories and formulate new ethical norms for the world in which we now live
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Iliff School of Theology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index
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Subject Christian ethics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1451472005 (electronic bk.)
9781451472004 (electronic bk.)