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The Theological Roots of Christian Gratitude

PrefaceThe Dynamic of Christian TheologyThe Professional SocietyProfessional Practice and ComplianceA Way Back or a Way Forward?Christian Theological Roots of GratitudeConclusionThe Theological Roots of GratitudeGratitude from a Philosophical and Psychological PerspectiveTheological Inquiry and the Meaning of GratitudeGratitude in the New TestamentGratitude in the Christian TraditionThe Our FatherThe World of Homer and Aeschylus Contrasts with That of ChristianityReconfiguration: Development of DoctrineGratitude for the Wonder of CreationThe EucharistBut Is Not Religion Irrelevant?ConclusionA Christian Theological Understanding of the Self“Person”: Some Approaches in PhilosophyMade in the Image of GodLet Them Have DominionPersons in CommunityChrist, the True Image of GodThe Christian SelfLove: The Wholeness of CommitmentGrateful SelvesSome Comparisons and ContrastsConclusionBecoming Response-Able Learning to Be ResponsibleCuriosity and CreationFree to LoveThe Scientific MethodOur Immediate EnvironmentLiving and Working in CommunityOne Human Nature in DiversityThe Glue of LanguageThe Art of Living: Wholeness or Completeness?ConclusionInheritance and Legacy. The Open Power of the PresentOur Evolved InheritanceA Sense of HistoryHistorical PerspectiveResponsible Historical InquiryDisciplines of InquiryThe Openness of Inquiry: EducationTheological InquiryA Professional Vocation Requires a Liberal EducationThe British Monarchy: Queen Elizabeth IIConclusionCompassionPersons and ProfessionalsCompassionFor Whom Should One Feel Compassion?Equality and CompassionCompassion and PityCompassion and ReasonThe Compassion of Forgiveness: Reconciliation and RestitutionCan Compassion Be Taught?ConclusionThe Gift of ServiceGift and GivingCovenant and ContractThe Continuing Mutuality of the Covenant RelationshipThe Context of ServiceRight JudgmentMutuality of Service in SacrificeShould Charitable Service Be Remunerated?ConclusionLearning to Give AttentionAttentionTheological ContextThe Trinitarian GodThe Person of Jesus ChristGiving AttentionLearning to FocusWhat Do I Bring to Bear When I Give Attention?Personal ReflectionLearning to ReflectConclusionSharing. Building TogetherSharing with GodSharing and the Question of EqualityHumanity Shares in the Materiality of CreationOur Shared Search for Meaning and TruthBuilding Community: Emotion in PracticeSharing in CommunityProfessional Practice and the Common GoodConclusionThe Beauty of HolinessPlato and Jesus on BeautyThe Relevance of BeautyThe Language of BeautyThe Revival of InterestThe Power of BeautyBeauty and the Desire for TruthBeauty, Justice, and EqualityThe Revelatory Authority of BeautyThe Theological FrameworkConclusionPicking up the PiecesKnowing What to DoKeep to the RulesBeing ResponsibleOur Responsibilities: DworkinApologyResort to Law: Settlement in CourtThe Theological FrameworkConscienceForgiveness and ReconciliationPersons and Professional IdentityConclusionThe Self and the Liberation of LanguageThe Education of CharacterLiberal EducationProfessional EducationVocationThe Theological FrameworkConclusionBibliography

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