Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Moral Traditions) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 14.41  
Retail Value $ 16.95  
You Save $ 2.54  (15%)  
Item Number 130159  
Buy New $14.41
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 1995
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
Age  22
ISBN  0878405976  
EAN  9780878405978  

Availability  0 units.

Moral Traditions - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Love, Human and Divine: The Heart of Christian Ethics (Moral Traditions)   $ 28.75   In Stock  
  The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics (Moral Traditions)   $ 32.13   In Stock  
  The Development of Moral Theology   $ 34.35   In Stock  
  The Ground Beneath the Cross   $ 57.55   In Stock  

Item Description...

In this book, Stephen J. Pope argues that contemporary scientifically-based theories of the evolution of altruism provide important insights into one of the fundamental moral problems of Christian ethics, the natural basis of love and its ordering. He explores the contributions evolutionary theory makes to our understanding of the biological foundations of kin preference and reciprocal care, the limits of love, and the need for an ordering of love -- issues relevant to any ethic that accords a central role to the deeply natural affections found in friendship, marriage, and the family. He proposes that understanding human nature in its broader evolutionary context brings to ethics a needed balance between the personal and biological dimensions of human nature.

In the context of Catholic ethics, Pope points out functional similarities between Thomas Aquinas's use of then-available scientific theories in his interpretation of the natural basis of primary relationships and Pope's own efforts to avoid the deficiencies that characterize contemporary Catholic interpretations of love based on personalism and existentialism. He concludes with a call for a multidimensional interpretation of love, one that incorporates scientifically-based theories about human nature together with an appreciation of the significance of motives, intentions, and freedom, for the ordering of human affections and moral responsibility. This book will be of interest to moral theologians, especially those concerned with the topics of love, justice, and natural law ethics.

Buy The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Moral Traditions) by Stephen J. Pope from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780878405978 & 0878405976

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Moral Traditions) by Stephen J. Pope today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Stephen J. Pope

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Stephen J. Pope is a professor in the Boston College Department of Theology.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Ethics & Morality   [3234  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General   [14516  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Philanthropy & Charity   [315  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Philosophy   [1924  similar products]

Similar Products
Recovery of Virtue
Recovery of Virtue
Item: 154563

The Ethics of Aquinas (Moral Traditions Series)
The Ethics of Aquinas (Moral Traditions Series)
Item: 130115

Justice: Rights and Wrongs
Justice: Rights and Wrongs
Item: 1039036

Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Moral Traditions)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support