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The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human

Michael Banner


This book takes as its starting point the fact that the significant moments in Christ's human life, as noticed in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial), would equally figure on a syllabus in social anthropology. These moments are of concern in every human life. Moreover, they are sites of contention and controversy where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested, as plainly indicated by the controversies surrounding IVF, abortion, euthanasia, the use of bodies and body parts post‐mortem. If, however, the Christian imagination of human being is ... More

Keywords: ethics, Christian ethics, moral theology, moral philosophy, social anthropology, bioethics, conception, birth, suffering, dying

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722069
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Banner, author
Dean and Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge