Conscience in Context: Historical and Existential Perspectives by Stuart P. ChalmersConscience in Context: Historical and Existential Perspectives by Stuart P. Chalmers

Conscience in Context: Historical and Existential Perspectives

byStuart P. Chalmers

Paperback | December 3, 2013

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In this book, the author presents a detailed study of the notion of conscience from the perspective of its historical development and existential environment. The purpose of the study is to highlight conscience’s dignity and fallibility, as well as its dependence upon the context of virtue and grace, in order to develop as our capacity to perceive the truth in moral action. Starting from the premise that current moral theory is suffering from fragmentation, the author proposes that this fragmented outlook has affected the common understanding of conscience and is therefore in need of renewal, chiefly in terms of the reintegration of conscience with its proper setting. In order to explore this theory, he investigates how conscience has been understood over the centuries, particularly in the New Testament and during the Scholastic period, and analyses a number of important issues concerning its nature and function.
Stuart P. Chalmers is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a parish priest in the city of Aberdeen and presently Vicar General of the Diocese. He holds a PhD in theology from the Pontifical University of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland.
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Title:Conscience in Context: Historical and Existential PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034309953

ISBN - 13:9783034309950

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Table of Contents

Contents: Setting the Scene: Fragmentation – Conscience in Classical Culture and Sacred Scripture – Medieval Investigations on Conscience – Issues on the Nature and Function of Conscience – Conscience and Virtue – Conscience and the Call to Holiness.

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«Readers of Conscience in Context will be richly rewarded [...].»
(Robert E. Hurd, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 16.3/2016)