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dc.contributor.advisorKuipers, Ronald A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAllers, Christopher R.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-25T18:20:18Z
dc.date.available2013-04-25T18:20:18Z
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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.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43115.PDFen_GB
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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
html.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.


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