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Author Cook, Chris (Christopher C.H.)

Title Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics / Christopher C.H. Cook
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 221 pages) : illustrations
Series New studies in Christian ethics ; 27
New studies in Christian ethics ; 27.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; General editor's preface; Preface; 1 Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics: introduction; 2 An addiction in context: the use, misuse and harmful use of alcohol; 3 Drunkenness as vice in the New Testament; 4 Drunkenness as intemperance: Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Whitefield; 5 Temperance redefined: the nineteenth-century temperance movement; 6 Addiction as sin and syndrome: the divided self; 7 Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics; 8 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index of Bible references; Index of names and subjects
Summary Academic perspectives on addictive behaviour usually come from clinical and scientific standpoints, rejecting the 'moral model'. Cook reassesses the nature of addiction and considers the ethical challenges presented by alcohol use and misuse to both individuals and society, arguing that theology should not be excluded from serious discourse about addiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-210) and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Alcoholism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian ethics.
Compulsive behavior -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Substance abuse -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
Alcoholism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Christian ethics
Compulsive behavior -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Substance abuse -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Alkoholkonsum
Alkoholismus
Christliche Ethik
Alcoholisme.
Dronkenschap.
Ethische aspecten.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
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