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Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 6
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
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More than forty years ago, conservative Christianity emerged as a major force in American political life. Since then the movement has been analyzed and over-analyzed, declared triumphant and, more than once, given up for dead. But because outside observers have maintained a near-relentless focus on domestic politics, the most transformative development over the last several decadesthe explosive growth of Christianity in the global southhas gone unrecognized by thewider public, even as it has transformed evangelical life, both in the US and abroad. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know-or think we know-about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold Warpolitics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same timesupporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities.Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicalism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores.Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes, investigating such questions as:* What does it mean to be an agent? * What is the nature of moral responsibility? Of criminal responsibility? What is the relation between moral and criminal responsibility (if any)? * What is the relation between responsibility and the metaphysical issues of determinism and free will?* What do various psychological disorders tell us about agency and responsibility?* How do moral agents develop? How does this developmental story bear on questions about the nature of moral judgment and responsibility?* What do the results from neuroscience imply (if anything) for our questions about agency and responsibility?OSAR thus straddles the areas of moral philosophy and philosophy of action, but also draws from a diverse range of cross-disciplinary sources, including moral psychology, psychology proper (including experimental and developmental), philosophy of psychology, philosophy of law, legal theory, metaphysics, neuroscience, neuroethics, political philosophy, and more. It is unified by its focus on who we are as deliberators and (inter)actors, embodied practical agents negotiating (sometimesunsuccessfully) a world of moral and legal norms.

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Udgivelsesdato:
10-10-2019
ISBN13:
9780198845539
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490 g
Dybde:
21 mm
Bredde:
140 mm
Højde:
222 mm
Nummer i serien:
6
Nummer i serien:
6
Format:
Hardback
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    In The Kingdom of God Has No Borders, Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history outside of the United States, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know-or think we know-about American evangelicals.Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a forum for outstanding new work in an area of vigorous and broad-ranging debate in philosophy and beyond. What is involved in human action? Can philosophy and science illuminate debate ab

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