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Author Cook, Chris (Christopher C.H.)

Title Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics / Christopher C.H. Cook.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 221 pages) : illustrations.
Series New studies in Christian ethics ; 27
New studies in Christian ethics ; 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-210) and indexes.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; General editor's preface; Preface; 1 Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics: introduction; 2 An addiction in context: the use, misuse and harmful use of alcohol; 3 Drunkenness as vice in the New Testament; 4 Drunkenness as intemperance: Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Whitefield; 5 Temperance redefined: the nineteenth-century temperance movement; 6 Addiction as sin and syndrome: the divided self; 7 Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics; 8 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index of Bible references; Index of names and subjects.
Summary Academic perspectives on addictive behaviour usually come from clinical and scientific standpoints, rejecting the 'moral model'. Cook reassesses the nature of addiction and considers the ethical challenges presented by alcohol use and misuse to both individuals and society, arguing that theology should not be excluded from serious discourse about addiction.
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Subject Alcoholism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian ethics.
Compulsive behavior -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Substance abuse -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cook, Christopher C., M.D. Alcohol, addiction and Christian ethics. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006 0521851823 (OCoLC)65468231
ISBN 0511191863 (electronic bk.)
9780511191862 (electronic bk.)
0511191502 (electronic bk.)
9780511191503 (electronic bk.)
0521851823 (hbk.)
9780511488337 (ebook)
0511488335 (ebook)