Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life


Michael Lamb and Brian A. Williams edited a collection of essays that comprises the proceedings of a conference held in 2016 under the auspices of the McDonald Centre. The book, Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life, is published with Georgetown University Press.

The abstract reads as follows:

What might we learn if the study of ethics focused less on hard cases and more on the practices of everyday life? In Everyday Ethics, Michael Lamb and Brian Williams gather some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of moral theology (including some GUP authors) to explore that question in dialogue with anthropology and the social sciences. Inspired by the work of Michael Banner, these scholars cross disciplinary boundaries to analyze the ethics of ordinary practices—from eating, learning, and loving thy neighbor to borrowing and spending, using technology, and working in a flexible economy. Along the way, they consider the moral and methodological questions that emerge from this interdisciplinary dialogue and assess the implications for the future of moral theology.