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Vaux, Kenneth L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 7,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth L Vaux
Powers that make us human : the foundations of medical ethics( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical ethics : morality for the new medicine by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health/medicine and the faith traditions : an inquiry into religion and medicine( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who shall live : medicine, technology, ethics by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth ethics : religious and cultural values in the genesis of life by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and medicine in the reformed tradition : promise, providence, and care by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and the Gulf War : religion, rhetoric, and righteousness by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war on the ground and in the air over Kuwait and Iraq was not the only Gulf War being fought in early 1990. George Bush and Saddam Hussein were also battling for public opinion and for the perception of legitimacy for their actions. In this effort both men as well as their spokespersons appealed to the just war theory of their religious traditions. In this perceptive and wide-ranging book, Kenneth L. Vaux elucidates the great just war traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, evaluating the key events of the war in light of the religious rhetoric used by both sides. From the first stirrings of conflict to its uncertain aftermath, religious and ethical traditions played a major role in winning support not just of the U.S. and Iraqi peoples but of public opinion worldwide. Throughout, Vaux demonstrates the wide gap between the religious rhetoric and the political-military action it has been called on to support. Ethics and the Gulf War is not a typical ethical treatise; Vaux understands ethical reflection to encompass history, philosophy, psychology, ecology, theology, and eschatology. His book is a valuable contribution to the understanding of the Gulf War, and it is lively reading for scholars and laypersons approaching this subject from almost any area of interest
This mortal coil : the meaning of health and disease by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subduing the cosmos : cybernetics and man's future by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death ethics : religious and cultural values in prolonging and ending life by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will to live, will to die : ethics and the search for a good death by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Fletcher : memoir of an ex-radical : reminiscence and reappraisal by Joseph F Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This informative book by and about Joseph Fletcher provides a vivid overview of this very influential man who - through his warmth, support, loyalty, and inspiration - changed the course of American ethics and pioneered the field of bioethics. In his highly debated book Situation Ethics: The New Morality, Fletcher garnered wide attention by advocating a methodology for decision making (based on the principle of love) that presupposed individual responsibility and declared that every person must decide for himself or herself what is right. From this premise he inferred that any act - even lying, premarital sex, abortion, adultery, or murder - could be right, depending on the circumstances. Highlighted here are the thoughts of three ethicists on Fletcher. Kenneth Vaux examines Fletcher's Essays on Humanhood, where Fletcher offered qualities that would constitute the presence of a person with protectable humanhood. Vaux notes the tension between the humanism and the theism of Fletcher's early training and his provocative later work. Albert Jonsen conrasts traditional moral decision making with Fletcher's situationalism. Nurse-ethicist Mary Faith Marshall shows the professional relevance of such person- and case-based work for clinical ethics. The book concludes with a delightful and candid memoir (extracted from Fletcher's diary) that chronicles the colorful life of this kindly and important man. A comprehensive bibliography is also included
Dying well by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the issues surrounding death from a variety of perspectives - legal, technological, economic, medical, and theological. They define the mood for dying well as "looking death squarely in the face - then moving through it in grace toward the saving power of God." The book includes instructions for use as a group study
Covenants of life : contemporary medical ethics in light of the thought of Paul Ramsey by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume captures a unique exchange between Paul Ramsey and his most prominent colleagues. In one sense it remains a Festschrift in his honor, characterized, at times, by a markedly informal tone. Yet, in the spirit of both the analytical rigor and the self-exposure that marked Ramsey's career, this volume is not simply a tribute to Ramsey's lifework but rather a vehicle for intense conversation and argument about issues of human birth, life, suffering, and death. The editors see it as a state of the art discussion that brings the best insights from Judeo-Christian thought into contact with wider and more public arenas of medical ethics. Of course, such a collection as this grants Ramsey the permission to have the last word. But this final word is entrusted to a mature and remarkably open mind, still sharpening its critical skills and risking exposure to new issues and voices
To create a different future : religious hope and technological planning by Houston Conference on Technology and a Human Future( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nation and world, Church and God : the legacy of Garry Wills( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being well by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ministry of Vincent van Gogh in religion and art( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh in Religion and Art surveys the historical venues where Van Gogh's life and work unfolded{u2014}Aldersgate, England, Amsterdam, Au Borinage, Antwerp, Asnieres-sur-Seine, Arles, Auvers-sur-Oise{u2014}culminating in an assessment of his legacy. Arguing that he is a painter-evangelist, a man of authentic religious calling, it demonstrates a novel thesis that theological spirituality is the genius of both his religious ministry and his art." -- Publisher's description
Ethics and the wars of insurgency : Somalia to Syria by Kenneth L Vaux( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theology of light and sight : an interfaith perspective( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the theme of divine illumination in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Theologians, physicians, and philosop[hers share their wisdom and understanding of the uncreated light that God is, the created physical light of the world, and the relationship of enlightenment to human reason and ethics
 
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Ethics and the Gulf War : religion, rhetoric, and righteousness
Alternative Names
Vaux, Kenneth.

Vaux, Kenneth 1939-

Vaux, Kenneth Lester.

Vaux, Kenneth Lester 1939-

Languages
English (105)

Covers
Joseph Fletcher : memoir of an ex-radical : reminiscence and reappraisalDying wellCovenants of life : contemporary medical ethics in light of the thought of Paul RamseyBeing wellThe theology of light and sight : an interfaith perspective