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  1. Diverse Voices in Modern US Moral Theology, by Charles E. Curran. [REVIEW]Mara Fitzgibbon Adams - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):404-405.
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  2. Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life, Edited by Michael Lamb and Brian A. Williams. [REVIEW]Sarah Azaransky - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):407-408.
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    Justice for Children.Jennifer Beste - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):345-362.
    A major oversight in Catholicism’s clergy abuse crisis is its failure to examine how assumptions about children and norms concerning adult-children interactions contributed to child sexual abuse and bishops’ systematic cover-up. An adequate response must include new practices based on a revised child-centered account of what constitutes justice for children. In this paper, I develop an account of justice drawing on four sources: 1) Margaret Farley’s account of justice; 2) research findings from my ethnographic study observing and interviewing Catholic second (...)
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  4. An Ecological Theology of Liberation: Salvation and Political Ecology, by Daniel P. Castillo. [REVIEW]Luke Bretherton - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):399-400.
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  5. Gratitude for the Wild: Christian Ethics in the Wilderness, by Nathaniel Van Yperen. [REVIEW]Christine Darr - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):401-402.
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  6. Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality, Edited by Robert P. Jones and Ted A. Smith. [REVIEW]Emily Dubie - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):405-406.
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  7. A Womanist Consideration of Architecture and the Common Good.Elise M. Edwards - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):255-272.
    Womanist religious thought centers the experiences of black women but addresses the holistic liberation of communities from multiple and hybridized religious, spiritual, and cultural identities, offering valuable insight for examining the moral aims of the common good and identifying challenges to the good of particular communities. This paper offers a womanist analysis of prevailing conceptions of the common good and accounts of architecture and urban planning’s relation to the common good and civic virtue within the work of Christian theologians. It (...)
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  8. Jean Bethke Elshtain: Politics, Ethics, and Society, Edited by Debra Erickson and Michael Le Chevallier. [REVIEW]Dallas J. Gingles - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):408-409.
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  9. Christianity, Politics and the Predicament of Evil: A Constructive Theological Ethic of Soulcraft and Statecraft, by Bradley B. Burroughs. [REVIEW]Stewart Herman - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):395-396.
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    Neither Ally, Nor Accomplice.Matt R. Jantzen - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):273-290.
    This paper offers an intervention in recent debates about white anti-racism by revisiting James Cone’s treatment of this topic in his early writings. In the last decade, scholars and activists have sought to reimagine the conceptual framework of white anti-racism, criticizing the dominant paradigm of “the ally” and articulating an alternative: “the accomplice.” While these critiques of white allyship accurately expose the serious deficiencies of that paradigm, the failure of white allyship is a symptom of a more fundamental crisis within (...)
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    Celebrate Suffrage.Patricia Beattie Jung - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):205-220.
    2020 marks 100 years of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Considering this anniversary and the Christian presumption in favor of democracy, this essay invites readers to honor all those who worked for women’s suffrage in two specific ways. First, it invites them to tell the whole truth about the movement, both its many moments of grace and its moral failures. Second, it encourages readers to make the connection between this ambiguous legacy and ongoing forms of voter suppression in the U.S. (...)
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    Vulnerable to Contingency.James F. Keenan - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):221-236.
    Over the past forty years, the administrations of American colleges and universities have developed and expanded the ranks of contingent faculty as an alternative to the tenure line. While acknowledging the gross inequities that divide these two tracks, this essay attempts to awaken tenure-line ethicists through the concept of recognition to the conditions of their colleagues and then argues through the concept of vulnerability that faculty are deeply and unavoidably related, and concludes that through solidarity ethicists from both lines might (...)
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  13. The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought, by David P. Henreckson. [REVIEW]Isaac Kim - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):396-397.
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  14. Religion and the Field Negro: On Black Secularism and Black Theology, by Vincent W. Lloyd; and Break Every Yoke: Religions, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons, by Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd. [REVIEW]D. Stephen Long - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):383-385.
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    Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road From Roe to Trump, by Steven P. Millies. [REVIEW]Anthony F. LoPresti - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):398-399.
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  16. Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War, by Betsy Perabo. [REVIEW]Ramon Luzarraga - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):390-391.
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  17. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey. [REVIEW]Julie Mavity Maddalena - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):387-389.
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  18. Maternal Thinking in U.S. Contexts of Gun Violence and Police Brutality.Ellen Ott Marshall - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):363-379.
    This article retrieves Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking as a resource for analyzing contemporary activism by mothers advocating for gun control and police reform. Concerns about ethnocentrism and gender essentialism have discouraged engagement with maternal thinking. However, self-identified “moms” continue an historical pattern of protecting their children through public advocacy on social issues. Given the role that maternal identity plays in political activism, feminist ethics must continue to develop robust theoretical resources for analysis and critique. Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking should remain (...)
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    Creature Comfort.Marilyn L. Matevia - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):329-344.
    Can human co-existence with wild animals can be mediated by an ethic of hospitality? Some Christian environmental and animal ethicists have outlined ways Christians can model a more expansive, imaginative, and informed hospitality toward non-human animals. This paper will explore philosophical and theological underpinnings for such a practice, to ask whether it can have any prescriptive “teeth” when the interests of humans and non-human, non-domestic animals collide in ways that humans perceive as costly. The paper will argue that a commitment (...)
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    Creature Comfort.Marilyn L. Matevia - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):329-344.
    Can human co-existence with wild animals can be mediated by an ethic of hospitality? Some Christian environmental and animal ethicists have outlined ways Christians can model a more expansive, imaginative, and informed hospitality toward non-human animals. This paper will explore philosophical and theological underpinnings for such a practice, to ask whether it can have any prescriptive “teeth” when the interests of humans and non-human, non-domestic animals collide in ways that humans perceive as costly. The paper will argue that a commitment (...)
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  21. On Animals, Volume 2: Theological Ethics, by David L. Clough. [REVIEW]Neil Messer - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):402-403.
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    Climate Change and Intersectionality.Kevin J. O’Brien - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):311-328.
    White climate ethicists have a responsibility to learn, teach, and write about the intersections between climate change and white supremacy. Learning from Andrea Smith’s understanding of white supremacy as three pillars—commodification, orientalism, and genocide—built from heteropatriarchy, this essay argues that white climate ethicists should focus on particular experiences rather than universal narratives; learn from histories of colonization, slavery, and genocide; and support coalitions that empower people of color and indigenous communities. A focus on the writings of scholars from marginalized identities (...)
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    Disciplined by Race: Theological Ethics and the Problem of Asian American Identity, by Ki Joo Choi. [REVIEW]Andrew Packman - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):386-387.
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  24. Preface.Scott R. Paeth & Kevin Carnahan - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):7-9.
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    Blessing Oppression.Joe Pettit - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):291-309.
    This paper argues that white Christian churches participated in, benefited from, and promoted housing apartheid in the United States for at least thirty years, and that these actions have been significant causes of racial inequality through to the present day. Housing apartheid is defined primarily as housing policies that promoted opportunities in whites only communities and which denied and extracted opportunities from nonwhite, predominantly black communities. Blessing oppression is defined as the means by which white churches sustained and entrenched housing (...)
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    Blessing Oppression.Joe Pettit - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):291-309.
    This paper argues that white Christian churches participated in, benefited from, and promoted housing apartheid in the United States for at least thirty years, and that these actions have been significant causes of racial inequality through to the present day. Housing apartheid is defined primarily as housing policies that promoted opportunities in whites only communities and which denied and extracted opportunities from nonwhite, predominantly black communities. Blessing oppression is defined as the means by which white churches sustained and entrenched housing (...)
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  27. ¡Presente! Nonviolent Politics and the Resurrection of the Dead, by Kyle B. T. Lambelet. [REVIEW]Kristyn Sessions - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):393-394.
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  28. Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War, Edited by Perry T. Hamalis and Valerie A. Karras. [REVIEW]David L. Stubbs - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):392-393.
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    Luther’s Reformation and His Political and Social Ideas for Korean Church and Society.Myung Su Yang - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):237-253.
    Luther’s beliefs provide three avenues of change for the Korean church and Korean society at large. First, Luther’s argument about two different kingdoms can help the Korean church set itself free from the deeply rooted political attachment stemming from the ideological conflict with North Korea over the past six decades. Second, Luther’s understanding of the individual’s inner mind as the locus of revelation of the divine truth is expected to enhance an autonomous self-determination that is independent of the collective mindset (...)
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  30. Journal of Moral Theology, Special Issue on Contingency and Catholic Colleges, Edited by Matthew J. Gaudet and James Keenan, S.J. [REVIEW]Mary Beth Yount - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (2):389-390.
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    Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Edited by Charles Marsh, Shea Tuttle, and Daniel P. Rhodes.Gloria Albrecht - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):181-182.
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    Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture. By Rubén Rosario Rodríguez.Joshua Beckett - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):201-202.
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    Can a Child Die a Good Death? Child Ethics and Mortality.Robyn Boeré - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):77-91.
    Jeffrey P. Bishop argues that contemporary understandings of the good death are predicated on conscious choice. This focus on rational conscious choice as the primary criterion has troubling implications for how we evaluate the death of children, whose capacity for autonomy is unclear. In this essay, I will explore ways in which the death of children creates silences, arising most notably from our ideas about the good death. In contrast, I will argue for a different model of a good death (...)
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    The Perfection of Desire: Habit, Reason, and Virtue in Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae. By Jean Porter.Patrick M. Clark - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):197-198.
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    Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics. By Vincent Lloyd and Andrew Prevot.Leonard Curry - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):177-178.
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    Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and Fresh Water Crises, Revised Edition. By Christiana Zenner.Ryan Darr - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):199-200.
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    The Virtue of Justice and the Justice of Institutions.Ryan Darr - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):3-20.
    Justice, according to Thomas Aquinas, is a personal virtue. Modern theorists, by contrast, generally treat justice as a virtue of social institutions. Jean Porter rightly argues that both perspectives are necessary. But how should we conceive the relationship between the virtue of justice and the justice of institutions? I address this question by drawing from Aquinas’s account of the role of the convention of money in mediating relations of just exchange. Developing Aquinas’s account, I defend two conclusions and raise one (...)
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    Out of Exodus: A Journey of Open and Affirming Ministry. By Darryl W. Stephens, Michael I. Alleman, Andrea Brown, Ruth A. Daughterty, and Mary Merriman. [REVIEW]Andy Dunning - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):179-180.
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    Pharmaceutical Memory Modification and Christianity’s “Dangerous” Memory.Stephanie C. Edwards - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):93-108.
    Pharmaceutical memory modification is the use of a drug to dampen, or eliminate completely, memories of traumatic experience. While standard therapeutic treatments, even those including intense pharmaceuticals, can potentially offer individual biomedical healing, they are missing an essential perspective offered by Christian bioethics: re/incorporation of individuals and traumatic memories into communities that confront and reinterpret suffering. This paper is specifically grounded in Christian ethics, engaging womanist understandings of Incarnational, embodied personhood, and Johann Baptist Metz’s “dangerous memory.” It develops an ethical (...)
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  40. The Perilous Sayings: Interpreting Christ’s Call to Obedience in the Sermon on the Mount. By Amos Winarto Oei.Russell P. Johnson - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):171-172.
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    Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal Age: Confronting the Christian Problem with Wealth. By Kevin Hargaden.Sheryl Johnson - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):193-194.
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    Rethinking Sincerity and Authenticity: The Ethics of Theatricality in Kant, Kierkegaard, and Levinas. By Howard Pickett.Peder Jothen - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):195-196.
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    Professional Ethics and the Recovery of Virtue.Elisabeth Rain Kincaid - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):21-37.
    In my paper I argue that developments within legal ethics—specifically a return to emphasizing the importance of precepts for governing communities capable of forming virtue and for protecting the vulnerable—can contribute to discussions in theological ethics regarding the rule of precepts for the church’s formation of its members in virtue. This concern is especially timely given the recent sex abuse scandals in Protestant and Catholic churches, which have raised wide-spread concerns about the capacity of churches to form character and protect (...)
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    Inhabiting the World: Identity, Politics, and Theology in Radical Baptist Perspective. By Ryan Andrew Newson.Paul Lewis - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):191-192.
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  45. The Power of Hope in the Work of Justice.James W. McCarty - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):39-57.
    This essay engages Miguel De La Torre’s proposal to “embrace hopelessness” and argues that Christians should hold on to hope. The author places De La Torre’s argument in conversation with others who have written on hope and hopelessness and excavates two main weaknesses in his argument: first, a definition of hope that does not stand up to a review of the literature on the topic, especially as advocated by scholars from oppressed communities, and, second, a proposal for hopelessness that does (...)
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    The Rich Young Ruler and Christian Ethics.Gerald McKenny - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):59-76.
    In Christian ethics the Gospel story of the encounter of a rich young ruler with Jesus has been interpreted in two major ways: one that treats Jesus’ directive to the ruler as a counsel that goes beyond the commandments the ruler claims to have kept, and another that treats the directive as contained in the commandments and exposing his failure to keep them. I reconstruct Calvin’s version of the second interpretation, contrast it with Aquinas’s version of the first, and point (...)
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    Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Christian Eschatology of Desire. By Patricia Beattie Jung.Marcus Mescher - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):185-186.
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    Hope and Christian Ethics. By David Elliot.Cari Myers - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):189-190.
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    Protestant Virtue and Stoic Ethics. By Elizabeth Agnew Cochran.Kirk J. Nolan - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):173-174.
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    Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich. By Amy Laura Hall.Heike Peckruhn - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):169-170.
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    Reproductive Justice Re-Constructs Christian Ethics of Work.Jeremy Posadas - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):109-126.
    This essay proposes an anti-work Christian ethics of work: that is, an ethics of work that breaks Christianity’s complicity with capitalism’s death-dealing ideology of work. Taking up feminist anti-work theory’s call to the “refusal of work,” the essay first clarifies the relationship between work and care within the capitalist work-system. It then argues that the activist framework known as reproductive justice—once it is expanded to the whole sphere of social reproduction—offers a moral norm adequate for an anti-work Christian ethics of (...)
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    Sustaining Ministry: Foundations and Practices for Serving Faithfully. By Sondra Wheeler.Raymond R. Roberts - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):165-166.
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    Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique. By Rosemary Kellison.Anna Floerke Scheid - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):187-188.
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    Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice: The Praxis of U.S. Health Care in a Globalized World. Edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Michael McCarthy. [REVIEW]Keith Soko - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):167-168.
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    Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear. By Matthew Kaemingk.Aaron Stauffer - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):183-184.
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    God and the Illegal Alien: United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics. By Robert W. Heimburger.Lawrence M. Stratton - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):175-176.
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    Agroecology and Natural Law.Matthew Philipp Whelan - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):127-144.
    This paper engages agroecology by drawing on natural law reflection. Agroecology considers the agricultural field as an ecosystem, designing and managing agriculture on this basis. My purpose is to show how certain strands of natural law reflection offer important tools for theological and ethical engagement with this approach to agriculture. More specifically, I argue that while agroecology can help concretize natural law’s claims about natural order, natural law can help further develop agroecological insights about ecological order and its implications for (...)
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    Holy Deviance: Christianity, Race, and Class in the Opioid Crisis.Todd Whitmore - 2020 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40 (1):145-162.
    In recent years, public discourse has largely embraced the idea that persons with addictions have a “brain disease,” and ought to be treated medically rather than judicially. This article first argues that this social shift is mostly the result of middle- and upper-class whites being among the addicted. The medical language is deployed so that such persons avoid the stigma of “deviance” commonly linked to addiction. Second, this article argues for a Christian “holy deviance,” whereby Christians become deviant by going (...)
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