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Author Gill, Robin

Title Churchgoing and Christian ethics / Robin Gill
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages)
Series New studies in Christian ethics
New studies in Christian ethics
Contents Introduction -- Part One: the theoretical context -- Churchgoing and the bias of virtue ethicists -- Churchgoing and the bias of sociologists -- Four theories of churchgoing -- Part Two: The evidence -- the British household panel survey -- Faith in British social attitude surveys -- Moral order in British social attitudes surveys -- Love in British social attitudes surveys -- Part Three: The implications -- Churchgoing and Christian identity -- Churches and moral disagreement
Summary Robin Gill argues that once moral communities (such as churchgoers) take centre stage in ethics - as they do in virtue ethics - then there should be a greater interest in sociological evidence about these communities. This book examines recent evidence, gathered from social attitude surveys, about church communities, in particular their views on faith, moral order and love. It shows that churchgoers are distinctive in their attitudes and behaviour. Some of their attitudes change over time, and there are a number of obvious moral disagreements between different groups of churchgoers. Nonetheless, there are broad patterns of Christian beliefs, teleology and altruism which distinguish churchgoers as a whole from non-churchgoers. However, the values, virtues, moral attitudes and behaviour of churchgoers are shared by many other people as well. The distinctiveness of church communities in the modern world is thus real but relative, and is crucial for the task of Christian ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-273) and index
Notes English
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Subject Christian ethics -- Great Britain -- Public opinion
Christians -- Great Britain -- Attitudes
Church attendance -- Great Britain
Public opinion -- Great Britain
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics.
Christians -- Attitudes.
Church attendance.
Public opinion.
Kerkbezoek.
Christelijke ethiek.
Christliche Ethik
Kirchenbesuch
Sozialethik
Umfrage
Morale chrétienne -- Grande-Bretagne -- Opinion publique.
Chrétiens -- Grande-Bretagne -- Attitudes.
Pratique religieuse -- Grande-Bretagne.
United Kingdom.
Großbritannien
Gro€britannien.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98053583
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