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On Doing Religious Ethics

June O'Connor
The Journal of Religious Ethics
Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring, 1979), pp. 81-96
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40018245
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On Doing Religious Ethics
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Abstract

To study and to do religious ethics is to be engaged in a three-tieres task which is likened to the process of climbing a three-step ladder. The climber is free to move both up and down depending on the need at hand, depending upon what it is that is to be reached for. The first step refers to the concrete-experiential level where we address conflicting value claims and engage in decision-making procedures; the second refers to the theological-philosophical level where we examine the interpretive framework brought to bear at level one, and the third calls for examination and justification of the epistemological roots of that interpretive framework. The paper argues that concern with reason and the rational processes of justifying actions dominates ethical discussion today, and that although this concern is appropriate, it is also insufficient. The author thus lingers over the often-neglected role of feeling in ethical analysis and argues that feeling as well as reason has epistemological value in the search for ethical insight.

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