By William Greenway

examine excessive moments in case you have been seized by way of pleasure or, in numerous contexts, by means of affliction for one more individual, or a cat or puppy, or even even for a squirrel or possum struck because it dashed around the highway: even if wonderful or haunting, those are one of the such a lot profound and significant moments in our lives. Agape Ethics focuses our recognition on such moments with utter seriousness and argues they show a non secular fact, the truth of agape. robust streams of contemporary Western rationality reject the assumption of agape. This has created a obstacle of foundations in glossy ethics and alienated us from love for all creatures. operating absolutely in the bounds of cause, Agape Ethics joins an more and more vivid fight to valid the religious fact of agape, to rouse humans to its strength, to elucidate its moral implications, and to validate our non secular communion with all creatures in all construction. the result's a robust, inclusive, and totally moderate safeguard of ethical realism that are supposed to converse to all who're enthusiastic about making a maximally loving and strong world.

"Agape Ethics will be warmly welcomed through theologians, ethicists, philosophers, and all who've ever longed for a thought of morality and ethics that may be including either human and nonhuman lifestyles. students may be happy with Greenway's exercise to color a compelling portrait of how sleek technological know-how, philosophy, and theology have lowered the ethical realm of existence via their complicity with what he calls 'scientism,' the declare that truth pertains merely to that which technological know-how can clarify. In short, Agape Ethics is an inventive enterprise from commencing to finish, and the wonderful thing about its eloquence will maintain the curiosity of all who're seized by means of its inclusive ethical appeal."
--Peter J. Paris, Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor Emeritus, Christian Social Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
 
"Inspired by means of Emmanuel Levinas's ethical philosophy, Greenway offers a considerate and believable case for a brand new agape ethics (based find oneself 'seized via the faces of others') as a confident substitute to the moral relativism of postmodernity, the moral extremism of non secular radicals, and the moral foundationalism of modernity. With its richness in religious sensibility, public relevance, and ecological potency, Agape Ethics is a major success for Christian philosophical ethics." 
--Hak Joon Lee, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary
 
"A tour de force in meta-ethics and philosophical spirituality. Agape Ethics extends Emmanuel Levinas's insights on accountability to the opposite to all animals and builds a compelling case for agape as an irreducible moral-spiritual reality." 
--Janet L. Parker, PhD, Senior Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Salem, Oregon

William Greenway is Professor of Philosophical Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. he's the writer of For the affection of All Creatures: the tale of Grace in Genesis (2015) and A average trust: Why God and religion Make Sense (2015).

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