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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 26, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2006

Jean Porter
Pages 3-21
DOI: 10.5840/jsce20062622

Christian Ethics and the Concept of Morality
A Historical Inquiry

A COMPARISON OF THE CONCEPT OF MORALITY AS IT WAS UNDERSTOOD in the early Scholastic period with our contemporary understanding reveals both similarities and differences on a number of central points. Tracking these resemblances and divergences helps us to see how our conception of morality is the product of specific historical and social forces and that critical appraisal of this conception from the point of view of Christian ethics is both possible and desirable.