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Ethics are for living

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in blog links, discipleship | Comments Off

Ethics are for living

Ethics are for living, not for study. At least, that is the claim of Ben at “Casting Out Callicles” in his article “Against Armchair Ethicists.” Concerning the study of ethics, Ben concludes:

There is something higher to which those of us who study ethics should aspire. We should hope not only to discover and explain what is good, but to love it, and to inspire the same love in our readers.

Interesting. If this applies to ethics, does it also apply to theology? What about ecclesiology? You mean, we’re supposed to live this stuff and not just study and write about it?

How weird.

(ht: adam)