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Should we admire the shrewd steward (Luke 16.1–9)? Moral exemplarism and Christian ethics

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Abstract: The parable of the shrewd steward (Luke 16.1–9) is notoriously difficult to interpret. We encounter a figure who, when threatened with dismissal, dishonestly erases the debts of his master’s debtors. Yet, surprisingly, the master commends the steward. So, what exactly are we meant to admire in the steward?


Religious Deviance and Psychological Medicine in the Second Great Awakening: The Asylum Narratives of Elizabeth T. Stone (b. 1811)


Abstract: In 1842, after her release from McLean Asylum in Boston, Elizabeth T. Stone (b.


Church, State, and Virtue in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo (2020)

Religions Feb 2023

Abstract: To curb the spread of COVID-19, houses of worship in the State of New York were legally required to limit attendance at religious ceremonies. Two religious communities—the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and the Orthodox Jewish organization, Agudath Israel of America—asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.


Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: Is Religious Freedom under Threat? Transatlantic Perspectives

Studies in Christian Ethics 33/2 (May 2020), Special Issue edited by Nigel Biggar and Matthew Lee Anderson: “Is Religious Freedom under Threat? Transatlantic Perspectives”. This comprises most of the proceedings of a conference held in 2018 under the auspices of the McDonald Centre.


Why Religion Deserves a Place in Secular Medicine

As a science and practice transcending metaphysical and ethical disagreements, ‘secular’ medicine should not exist. ‘Secularity’ should be understood in an Augustinian sense, not a secularist one: not as a space that is universally rational because it is religion-free, but as a forum for the negotiation of rival reasonings.

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