Taking Hannah Arendt to Church: Toward a Renewed Appreciation of the Mutuality Between Moral Philosophy and Religious Life and Culture

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/285095
Title:
Taking Hannah Arendt to Church: Toward a Renewed Appreciation of the Mutuality Between Moral Philosophy and Religious Life and Culture
Authors:
Allers, Christopher R.
Abstract:
In this study, I consider the possibility of extending Hannah Arendt's critiques of conformity and behavior and her insights on thinking and moral philosophy to Christian life and culture. With Arendt, I argue that the possibility to refrain from perpetrating great evils made possible by uncritical conformity resides within the activity of thinking itself, as she defines it. Furthermore, I argue, again with Arendt, that refraining from such evils is a moral decision which finds its ultimate standard in the self. Although she culls many helpful insights from religious traditions, Arendt refrains from extending her moral philosophy into any realm in which religion is considered to be the valid standard of what constitutes moral behavior. Instead, I argue, against Arendt, that Christians can, and perhaps should, develop a more mature understanding of religion and a more "covenantal" understanding of their relationship with the divine.
Advisors:
Kuipers, Ronald A.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Sep-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/285095
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43115.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975; Ethics, Modern; Ethics; Christian life; Christianity and culture; Self (Philosophy); Religion and culture
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd.3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorKuipers, Ronald A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAllers, Christopher R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-25T18:20:18Z-
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dc.date.issued2007-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/285095-
dc.description.abstractIn this study, I consider the possibility of extending Hannah Arendt's critiques of conformity and behavior and her insights on thinking and moral philosophy to Christian life and culture. With Arendt, I argue that the possibility to refrain from perpetrating great evils made possible by uncritical conformity resides within the activity of thinking itself, as she defines it. Furthermore, I argue, again with Arendt, that refraining from such evils is a moral decision which finds its ultimate standard in the self. Although she culls many helpful insights from religious traditions, Arendt refrains from extending her moral philosophy into any realm in which religion is considered to be the valid standard of what constitutes moral behavior. Instead, I argue, against Arendt, that Christians can, and perhaps should, develop a more mature understanding of religion and a more "covenantal" understanding of their relationship with the divine.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43115.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd.3.0/-
dc.subjectArendt, Hannah, 1906-1975en_GB
dc.subjectEthics, Modernen_GB
dc.subjectEthicsen_GB
dc.subjectChristian lifeen_GB
dc.subjectChristianity and cultureen_GB
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subjectReligion and cultureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshEthics, Modern--20th centuryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshEthics--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChristian lifeen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and cultureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSelf (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshReligion and cultureen_GB
dc.titleTaking Hannah Arendt to Church: Toward a Renewed Appreciation of the Mutuality Between Moral Philosophy and Religious Life and Cultureen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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