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Churchgoing and Christian ethics [electronic resource] / Robin Gill.

By: Gill, Robin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New studies in Christian ethics: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xi, 277 p.).ISBN: 0511007744 (electronic bk.); 9780511007743 (electronic bk.); 0511038380 (electronic bk.); 9780511038389 (electronic bk.); 9780511605635 (electronic bk.); 0511605633 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Christian ethics -- Great Britain -- Public opinion | Christians -- Great Britain -- Attitudes | Church attendance -- Great Britain | Public opinion -- Great Britain | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics | Electronic books | Christian ethics | Kerkbezoek | Christelijke ethiek | Morale chr�etienne -- Grande-Bretagne -- Opinion publique | Chr�etiens -- Grande-Bretagne -- Attitudes | Pratique religieuse -- Grande-Bretagne | Opinion publique -- Grande-Bretagne | Morale chr�etienne -- Grande-Bretagne -- Opinion publique | Chr�etiens -- Grande-Bretagne -- Attitudes | Pratique religieuse -- Grande-Bretagne | Christliche Ethik | Kirchenbesuch | Sozialethik | Umfrage | Gro�britannienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Churchgoing and Christian ethics.DDC classification: 241/.0941 Other classification: 11.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Part One: the theoretical context -- Churchgoing and the bias of virtue ethicists -- Churchgoing and the bias of sociologists -- Four theories of churchgoing -- Part Two: The evidence -- the British household panel survey -- Faith in British social attitude surveys -- Moral order in British social attitudes surveys -- Love in British social attitudes surveys -- Part Three: The implications -- Churchgoing and Christian identity -- Churches and moral disagreement.
Summary: Robin Gill argues that once moral communities (such as churchgoers) take centre stage in ethics - as they do in virtue ethics - then there should be a greater interest in sociological evidence about these communities. This book examines recent evidence, gathered from social attitude surveys, about church communities, in particular their views on faith, moral order and love. It shows that churchgoers are distinctive in their attitudes and behaviour. Some of their attitudes change over time, and there are a number of obvious moral disagreements between different groups of churchgoers. Nonetheless, there are broad patterns of Christian beliefs, teleology and altruism which distinguish churchgoers as a whole from non-churchgoers. However, the values, virtues, moral attitudes and behaviour of churchgoers are shared by many other people as well. The distinctiveness of church communities in the modern world is thus real but relative, and is crucial for the task of Christian ethics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-273) and index.

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Introduction -- Part One: the theoretical context -- Churchgoing and the bias of virtue ethicists -- Churchgoing and the bias of sociologists -- Four theories of churchgoing -- Part Two: The evidence -- the British household panel survey -- Faith in British social attitude surveys -- Moral order in British social attitudes surveys -- Love in British social attitudes surveys -- Part Three: The implications -- Churchgoing and Christian identity -- Churches and moral disagreement.

Robin Gill argues that once moral communities (such as churchgoers) take centre stage in ethics - as they do in virtue ethics - then there should be a greater interest in sociological evidence about these communities. This book examines recent evidence, gathered from social attitude surveys, about church communities, in particular their views on faith, moral order and love. It shows that churchgoers are distinctive in their attitudes and behaviour. Some of their attitudes change over time, and there are a number of obvious moral disagreements between different groups of churchgoers. Nonetheless, there are broad patterns of Christian beliefs, teleology and altruism which distinguish churchgoers as a whole from non-churchgoers. However, the values, virtues, moral attitudes and behaviour of churchgoers are shared by many other people as well. The distinctiveness of church communities in the modern world is thus real but relative, and is crucial for the task of Christian ethics.

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