Various Contributors


The Feature this issue concentrates on several different views of the relationship between ethics and religion. Some papers are more theoretical while others deal with some of the applied areas. Peter Forrest sets the scene with a scholarly discussion of difficulties associated with espousing a secular ethic. Several authors offer diverse views on the development and origins of ethics: E A Knight looks at the origins of moral conscience as explored in the works of Freud and Nietzsche; Robert Mciver examines the continuing contribution of the Bible to personal and communal ethics; Majella Franzmann and Josie Fisher propose some questions from a feminist perspective on the ethical dimensions of reading and interpreting the Bible; and Andrew Gilman relates different aspect of congregational life to the development of categories of moral perception. On a more applied note Barbara Nicholas considers the value of story as related to bioethics and Alex Melrose looks at social justice and the politicised clergy.

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