Graduate studies at Western
OUP USA (1998)
|Abstract||Theories of generosity, or gift giving, are becoming increasingly important in recent work in philosophy and religion. Stephen Webb seeks to build on this renewed interest by surveying a distinctively modern and postmodern approach to the issue of generosity, and then developing a theological framework for it. He contends that in many ways society has become suspicious of charity and generosity. This cynicism has led to quick and easy judgments, that, in turn, have led to a new orthodoxy with its own troubling consequences. Webb believes that we need to recover the generosity that our culture obscures behind this monologue on self-interest, and that theology, as a form of critical thought, can play a helpful role. Throughout the book, Webb argues for a theory of giving that is other-oriented without being self-negating. He maintains that the generosity of God's grace, properly understood, can reorient our own idea of the gift and must be correlated to our own practices of exchange and reciprocity.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$25.15 used (75% off) $60.82 new (39% off) $89.10 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Dana Freibach-Heifetz (2008). Giving Sense to Generosity-Ethics: A Philosophical Reading of Dostoevsky's the Idiot. Philosophia 36 (4):575-591.
Marguerite La Caze (2013). Wonder and Generosity: Their Role in Ethics and Politics. State University of New York.
Marguerite La Caze (2002). The Encounter Between Wonder and Generosity. Hypatia 17 (3):1-19.
Marguerite La Caze (2002). The Encounter Between Wonder and Generosity. Hypatia 17 (3):1 - 19.
Arthur W. Frank (2004). The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live. University of Chicago Press.
Stephen H. Webb (2012). Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter. OUP USA.
Maria Heim (2004). Theories of the Gift in South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dāna. Routledge.
Iulie Aslaksen (2002). Gender Constructions and the Possibility of a Generous Economic Actor. Hypatia 17 (2):118-132.
Jorge Secada (2009). Generosity, Terror, and the Good for Humans. In Matthew J. Morgan (ed.), The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Susan F. Parsons (2001). Conceiving of God: Theological Arguments and Motives in Feminist Ethics. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4 (4):365-382.
James J. Buckley (1984). Re-Trieving Trinitarian Teaching: A Review Discussion. Thomist 48:274 - 296.
Samuel M. Powell (2008). The World's Participation in God's Trinitarian Life. Process Studies 37 (1):145-165.
Teodor Bernardus Baba (2009). The Use of Husserl's Method in Bernard Lonergan's Trinitarian Theology. Philosophy and Theology 21 (1/2):43-104.
Helen Bosanquet (1899). Book Review:Problems of Modern Industry. Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb. [REVIEW] Ethics 9 (2):250-.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-01-31
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?