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Meilaender, Gilbert 1946-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 9,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BJ1251, 241
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gilbert Meilaender
Bioethics : a primer for Christians by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working within a Christian vision of humans as free but finite creatures who are in relationship with God and with one another, Meilaender examines a wide range of bioethical issues - assisted reproduction, abortion, gene therapy and genetic research, prenatal screening, suicide and euthanasia, treatment refusal and decision making, organ donation, and participation in research projects. Meilaender explores the difficulties surrounding each issue and offers a clear
The taste for the other : the social and ethical thought of C.S. Lewis by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... Professor Meilaender portrays Lewis' vision of community and his understanding of love, its guiding principle. Lewis' attitude toward Creation is explored, as well as his thoughts on morality, pride, and the Christian journey toward fellowship with God. What emerges is a sustained vision of man in society as seen by one of the twentieth century's most articulate and influential Christians." - from publisher's description
Working : its meaning and its limits( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert C. Meilaender presents varied readings that explore many of the ways in which human beings have thought about the role of work in life - its meanings, its limits, and its relation to the other obligations, to the life cycle, to play, and to rest. The readings in this volume range in time from the world of ancient Israel and the classical world of Greece and Rome to contemporary American society."--Jacket
Friendship, a study in theological ethics by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and faithfulness : basic themes in Christian ethics by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory and practice of virtue by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theory and Practice of Virtue presents a series of connected essays - drawing on the thoughts of such diverse figures as Josef Pieper, Plato, Lawrence, Kohlberg, and Martin Luther- which explore theories of virtue and the practical task of being virtuous
The limits of love : some theological explorations by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of theological ethics by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics is an authoritative guide to the practical and theoretical issues that concern and shape the discipline. Thirty of the world's most distinguished specialists provide new essays in order to offer a survey of and analysis of the subject. As this is a Handbook of theological ethics, its essays deal not only with the standard topics of ethics - the goals we ought to seek, the actions we ought to do, the sort of people we should seek to be - but more particularly with the shape moral life takes for those who seek to live as Christians."--Jacket
Body, soul, and bioethics by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meilaender suggests that the development bioethics as a discipline in its own right has not been entirely benign. He argues that an increasing focus on public policy has obscured the importance of background beliefs about human nature and destiny, and that without drawing attention to those beliefs one cannot fully see what is at stake in many bioethical debates. Rather than seeking a minimalist consensus, Meilaender explores ethical problems surrounding the end and beginning of life in order to uncover the "soul"--That is, some of the deeper issues within bioethics that need our attention. Abortion, the issue that so often lurks just beneath the surface of bioethical argument, is discussed in the final chapter. Throughout the book Meilaender emphasizes the "soul" of all these issues - questions about who we are and what we may become, and suggests that recapturing that soul will lead us to a new appreciation of the living body as the locus of personal presence
Neither beast nor God : the dignity of the human person by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Neither Beast nor God, Gilbert Meilaender elaborates the philosophical, social, theological, and political implications of the question of dignity, and suggests a path through the thicket. Meilaender traces the ways in which notions of dignity shape societies, families, and individual lives. He cuts through some of the confusions that cloud our thinking on key moral questions. The dignity of humanity and the dignity of the person, he argues, are distinct but deeply connected - and only by grasping them both can we find our way to a meaningful understanding of the human condition."--Jacket
Things that count : essays moral and theological by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freedom of a Christian : grace, vocation, and the meaning of our humanity by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays that examine the meaning of Christian freedom; the relationship between Christian freedom and obedience; questions regarding obedience, vocation, and responsibility to family and country; and the ethics of genetic engineering, stem cell research, and end-of-life decisions
Should we live forever : the ethical ambiguities of aging by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Should We Live Forever? Christian ethicist Gilbert Meilaender puzzles over the implications of the medical advances that have lengthened the human life span, wrestling with what this quest for living longer means for our conception of living well and completely. As he points out in his introduction, "That we often desire, even greedily desire, longer life is clear; whether what we desire is truly desirable is harder to say." The six chapters of this book take multiple perspectives on issues surrounding aging and invite readers to consider whether "indefinitely more life" is something worth pursuing and, if humans are created for life with God, whether longer life will truly satisfy our underlying hunger
The way that leads there : Augustinian reflections on the Christian life by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Augustine formulated the classic Christian understanding of desire, that "our hearts are restless until they rest in God." Gilbert Meilaender maintains that this frustrated desire lies at the heart of our existence. In this book he takes Augustine as a "conversation partner" for exploring subjects that human beings have wrestled with for centuries -- desire, duty, politics, sex, and grief. Meilaender's carefully reasoned, insightful work rescues Augustine from many of our misperceptions and interacts meaningfully with both C.S. Lewis and Catholic moral theology, generating insights on difficult topics. The picture of life that emerges in these pages is one of incompleteness, of our inability to perfect and unify our moral lives. Yet this inability is not a cause for despair; it is rather a call to look, with Augustine, to God as the source and object of our greatest desire. --from back cover
Love taking shape : sermons on the Christian life by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of engaging and reflective sermons on the central Christian virtue of love - which is understood adn explored not as an affection but as a distinctive way of life
Letters to Ellen by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not by nature but by grace : forming families through adoption by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working from within the contours of Christian faith, this book examines the relation between two ways of forming families -- through nature (by procreation) and through history (by adoption). Christians honor the biological tie between parents and children, for it is the work of God in creation. Yet Christians cannot forget that it is adoption, and not simply natural descent, that is at the center of the New Testament's depiction of God’s grace. Gilbert Meilaender takes up a range of issues raised by the practice of adoption, always seeking to do justice to both nature and history in the formation of families, while keeping at the center of our vision the truth that it is not by nature but by grace that we can become adopted children of the one whom Jesus called his Father. Meilaender begins with reflection on the puzzling relation of nature and history in forming families and proceeds to unpack the meaning of huiothesia, the word used in the New Testament to name the grace by which a follower of Jesus becomes an adopted child of God. That perspective is applied to a range of questions that regularly arise in Christian theological discussions of adoption: Is adoption only for the infertile? Should single persons adopt? Is it wise for adoption to take place across racial or national boundaries? Special attention is paid to the relation between adoption and new reproductive technologies and to what is called "embryo adoption." Interspersed between the chapters are letters written by the author to his own son by adoption. But if the argument of the book is taken seriously, these letters are written not to one who falls within a special category of "adopted son or daughter," but to one who is, simply and entirely, a son or daughter
Morality in plague time : AIDS in theological perspective by Gilbert Meilaender( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 98 : July/August 2009( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 85 : March/April 2007( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Working : its meaning and its limits
Alternative Names
Meilaender, Gilbert C.

Meilaender, Gilbert C. 1946-

Meilaender, Gilbert C. Jr

Meilaender, Gilbert Carl 1946-

Languages
English (165)

Covers
The taste for the other : the social and ethical thought of C.S. LewisWorking : its meaning and its limitsThe limits of love : some theological explorationsThe Oxford handbook of theological ethicsBody, soul, and bioethicsNeither beast nor God : the dignity of the human personThings that count : essays moral and theologicalThe freedom of a Christian : grace, vocation, and the meaning of our humanity