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Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Rufus Black


This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, narrative, and virtue ethics; and an insistence that any Christian ethic begin with a distinctively Christian description of reality. The key partners in this conversation are the leading Christian ethicists, Germain Grisez, Stanley Hauerwas, and Oliver O'Donovan. The ethic that emerges from this conversation seeks to resolve the tensions in Christian ethics between creation and eschatology, narrative and natural law, objectivity and relativity, the cultivatio ... More

Keywords: Christian ethics, natural law, virtue ethics, realist ethic, Germain Grisez, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, eschatology, moral dilemmas, worship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rufus Black, author