MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 37

Ethics as Theology: Volume 1

“Spontaneity is doing what comes into your mind. Freedom is not doing what comes into your mind; freedom is doing what you have in your mind.”

—Oliver O’Donovan

In this extended Conversation, moral philosopher, Oliver O’Donovan, joins Ken Myers to discuss the first two volumes of O’Donovan’s three-volume set Ethics as Theology. In this conversation, O’Donovan identifies some important touchstones that have guided his thinking about moral reflection, including his insight in Resurrection and Moral Order (1986) that moral thinking and action proceed from, and must resonate with, the realities of the created order. O’Donovan also reflects upon the significance of the thinking moral subject as well as what form of moral inadequacy the “life of the flesh” suggests.

Portions of this interview were originally published on Volume 127 of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal. 60 minutes. $6.

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    Track 1. Introduction to Conversation 37
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    Track 2. The foundations for thinking about moral thought & action
    Self, World, and Time, Ethics as Theology Vol. 1 (Eerdmans 2013)
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    Track 3. The organization of Self, World, and Time
    Finding and Seeking, Ethics as Theology, Vol. 2 (Eerdmans, 2014)
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    Track 4. Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, & the flesh
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    5. Spontaneity, improvisation, & freedom in ethical thought & action
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    Track 6. Making sense of 1 Corinthians 13:13
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    Track 7. The sins of doubt, disparagement, & moral detachment
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    Track 8. Closing credits