• Aquinas, wisdom ethics and the new genetics

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Chester College of Higher Education (T & T Clark, 2003-02-01)
      This book chapter discusses how virtue ethics can bring a fresh approach to theological debates relating to genetics. Virtue ethics, which focuses on the agent first, rather than the possible outcomes of specific ethics problems encourages ongoing moral attention and re-examination of attitudes and beliefs.
    • Christology, vindication, and martyrdom in the Gospel of Mark and the Apocalypse: Two New Testament views

      Middleton, Paul; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2014-11-20)
      This book chapter discusses the persecution of early Christians and martyrdom in the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Revelation.
    • Does size really matter? A feminist theological response to secular dieting and weight loss

      Bacon, Hannah; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This chapter examines the principles and practices of secular dieting and Christian thought surrounding the issue of female desire and body image.
    • Does sustainable development have a future?

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This chapter discusses ideas of Western social justice and the moral urgency to deal with the issue of climate change in the developing world.
    • Gaia as science made myth: Implications for environmental ethics

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University College Chester (T & T Clark, 1996)
      This article discusses the Gaia hypothesis - the earth as a giant ecosystem. It comments on scientific models of Gaia (the interconnected model, the homeostatic process model, the cooperative evolutionary model, the ideological/technological model) and ambiguous ethical implications. The article particularly comments on the work of James Lovelock.
    • Genetically modified theology: The religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Grove-White, Robin; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (T & T Clark, 2003-02-01)
      This book chapter discusses human issues raised by genetically modified foods. The authors argue that public anxiety over GM foods has been misunderstood - public reaction can be seen as reasonable rather than irrational and emotional, concerns relate to the level of ontology and theology rather than physical health, and people are concerned about the spirit in which GM technology is being developed. The article includes analysis from focus groups.
    • Genetically modified theology: The religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Grove-White, Robin; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (T & T Clark, 2001)
      This article discusses human issues raised by genetically modified foods. The authors argue that public anxiety over GM foods has been misunderstood - public reaction can be seen as reasonable rather than irrational and emotional, concerns relate to the level of ontology and theology rather than physical health, and people are concerned about the spirit in which GM technology is being developed. The article includes analysis from focus groups.
    • How might a virtue ethic frame debates in human genetics?

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University College Chester (T & T Clark, 2003-11-01)
      This article discusses differing approaches to ethical debates in order to arrive at an ethical position on human genetics debates. The approach advocated is based on virtue ethics, theologically based on prudence, justice, fortitude and temperence, and through wisdom on faith, hope, and charity.
    • Karl Barth on religious and irreligious idolatry

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2007-05-31)
    • Negotiating negation: Christians and Muslims making a space for the religious 'other' in British society

      Mohammad, Seddon (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This chapter examines how different approaches in theology and religious studies can develop relations between Christian and Muslim communities in the context of multicultural Britain.
    • On animals: Systematic theology: Volume one

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-05-01)
      This book discusses the question of where animals belong in theology.
    • Participation for all?

      Gosling, Dot; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This chapter considers the importance of the full participation of young people within the Church of England and its benefits for the Church.
    • The problem with human equality: Towards a non-exclusive account of the moral value of creatures in the company of Martha Nussbaum

      Clough, David; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This book chapter discusses human equality.
    • The re-enchantment of the West: Volume II alternative spiritualities, sacralization, popular culture, and occulture

      Partridge, Christopher; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2006-04-20)
      This book discusses alternative spiritual milieu in the contemporary Western world. It focuses upon wellbeing, eco-enchantment, psychedelics, cyberspirituality, the extraterrestrial,and contemporary Western demonology.
    • Reflection towards inclusion: Using reflection in work with young people

      Turner, Richard; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This chapter considers how the process of reflective practice can be applied to inclusive practice with young people.
    • Revelation

      Middleton, Paul; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2020-02-20)
      A social identity commentary of the book of Revelation in a single volume commentary of the New Testament
    • Suffering and the Creation of Christian Identity in the Gospel of Mark

      Middleton, Paul; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2014-01-02)
      This essay applies insights from Social Identity Theory on the Gospel of Mark, arguing that suffering is the primary identity marker for Christians in Mark.
    • Transforming tyrannies: Disablity and Christian theologies of salvation

      Morris, Wayne; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2011-06-23)
      This book chapter discusses the role of theology in excluding and dehumanizing disabled people in society. It examines ways in which changes in attitudes and practices in the church could change this.
    • The Violence of the Lamb: Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation

      Middleton, Paul; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2018-05-03)
      The act of martyrdom in the worldview of the Apocalypse has been considered to be an exemplification of non-violent resistance. Paul Middleton argues here, however, that it is in fact a representation of direct participation by Christians, through their martyrdom, in divine violence against those the author of Revelation portrays as God's enemies. Middleton shows that acceptance of martyrdom is to grasp the invitation to participate in the Revelation's divine violence. Martyrs follow the model laid down by the Lamb, who was not only slain, but resurrected, glorified, and who executes judgement. The world created by the Apocalypse encourages readers to conquer the Beast through martyrdom, but also through the experience of resurrection and being appointed judges. In this role, martyrs participate in the judgement of the wicked by sharing the Lamb's power to judge. Different from eschewing violence, the conceptual world of the Apocalypse portrays God, the Lamb, and the martyrs as possessing more power, might, and violent potential than the Emperor and his armies. Middleton believes that martyrdom and violence are necessary components of the worldview of Revelation.
    • Where streams meet? Ecology, wisdom and beauty in Bulgakov, von Balthasar and Aquinas

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University of Chester (T & T Clark, 2006-03-23)
      This book chapter discusses the relationship between religious concern and environmental science, including the science of climate change.