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  • Church, State, and the Practice of Love (2007)

    Abstract: In his first encyclical letter, Deus caritas est, Pope Benedict XVI describes the Church as a community of love. In this letter, he explores the organized practice love by and through the Church, and the relationship between this practice , on the one hand, and the Church's commitment to...
    (My publication) Posted by: rgarnett
  • Christian Ethics and the Moral Psychologies (2006)

    Abstract: Interest in the insights of psychology has become part of our culture. Psychological solutions are advanced for a whole host of moral dilemmas. How should an ethically-minded Christian include insights from such disciplines as psychoanalysis, cognitive moral development and neuroscience in...
    (My publication) Posted by: dsbrowni
  • Divine Motivation Theory (2004)

    "At the core of the book lies a new form of virtue theory based on the emotions. Distinct from deontological, consequentialist, and teleological virtue theories, this one has a particular theological, indeed Christian, foundation. The new theory helps to resolve philosophical problems and puzzles...
    (My publication) Posted by: lzagzebski
  • Christian Witness, Moral Anthropology, and the Death Penalty (2003)

    Abstract: In this essay, I consider - in the context of our ongoing debates about capital punishment - the question, "what role ought religious beliefs play in a pluralistic democratic society that often presumes strict boundaries between matters of private faith and political life?" I suggest...
    (My publication) Posted by: rgarnett
  • The Value of Human Differences: South Asian Buddhist Contributions Toward an Embodied Virtue Theory (2002)

    Abstract: What are virtues? Are these best described as cognitive and affective aspects of a person's psyche, or can virtues also be described as features, postures, and movements of a person's body? This paper explores the relationship between virtues and bodies in South Asian Buddhist traditions...
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  • Mindful Virtue, Mindful Reverence (2001)

    Abstract: How does one talk about moral thought and moral action as a religious naturalist? We explore this question by considering two human capacities: the capacity for mindfulness, and the capacity for virtue. We suggest that mindfulness is deeply enhanced by an understanding of the scientific worldview...
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  • Emotions and Ethics in Buddhist History: The Sinhala Thupavamsa and the Work of Virtue (2001)

    Abstract: While literature is often thought to be a product of culture, the writing of history in medieval Sri Lanka was based on the assumption that texts themselves can produce changes in culture by making people into virtuous devotees. A study of the Sinhala Th pavamsa , a Therav da Buddhist chronicle...
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  • Civic Virtue and Religious Reason: An Islamic Counterpublic (2001)

    Abridged Introduction: Since the rise of modernization theory in the 1960s up through present concerns with globalization, a growing body of anthropological and sociological scholarship has explored the impact of modern media technologies on religious practice. Scholars have frequently approached this...
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