Bibliography on Ethics

Online Christian Ethics & Moral Theology Research Bibliographies

New Books on Ethics (2019) Recommended by Dr. Gordon E. Carkner

Science and the Good: the tragic quest for the foundations of morality by James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky

The Science of Virtue by Mark McMinn

The Language Animal: the full shape of the human linguistic capacity. by Charles Taylor

Other Important Works:

Moral Believing Animals by Christian Smith

Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

After Virtue by Alasdair McIntyre

In Search of Moral Knowledge by Scot Smith

Resurrection and the Moral Order by Oliver O’Donovan

Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World

The (Un)common Good by Jim Wallis

Sources of the Self  by Charles Taylor

Racial Reconciliation Imagination, Humour, Commitment, Discernment, Hospitality

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Bioethics Bibliography [Last update: May 2, 2015]

Naturalism is a picture of the whole of reality that cannot, according to its own intrinsic premises, address the being of the whole; it is a metaphysics of the rejection of metaphysics, a transcendental certainty of the impossibility of transcendent truth, and so requires an act of pure credence logically immune to any verification…. Thus naturalism must forever remain a pure assertion, a pure conviction, a confession of blind assurance in an inaccessible beyond; and that beyond, more paradoxically still, is the beyond of no beyond. (D.B. Hart, 2013, p. 77)

Modern moral philosophy has miscarried its central objective. Not only has it failed to stem the subjectivization of morality…; it has augmented it in a secular, rationalist register. This failure has quite properly marginalized professional moral philosophy, at least as currently institutionalized, as a realistic resource for resolving any ethical disagreements, because it has no indication of being able to do anything but perpetuate them.” (Alasdair MacIntyre quoted by B. Gregory, 2012, 220)

The commitments to metaphysical naturalism and ideological scientism that govern “public reason” dictate a conception of reality that prevents the grounding of any morality at all…. If metaphysical naturalism is true then human rights are not and cannot be real, natural or discovered. They are at most constructed conventions or useful fictions, but intellectually they are unwarranted remnants from a rejected conception of reality. (Brad Gregory, Notre Dame, 2012, p. 224-5)

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