Agnes Scott College
Silliman University
  • Agnes Scott College
    Department of Religious Studies
    Retired faculty
  • Silliman University
    Adjunct Professor, Faculty Fellow (Part-time)
University of Chicago
Divinity School
PhD, 1976
  • Clergy Ethics in a Changing Society: Mapping the Terrain
    with James P. Wind, Russell Burck, and Paul Camenisch
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    A Second Look at Middle Axioms
    The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 1 73-96. 1981.
  • The World's Parliament of Religion, Then and Now
    The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 13 291-296. 1993.
  • Management as a Social Practice
    The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 10 223-245. 1990.
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    Book Review: Professor Reinhold Niebuhr: A Mentor to the Twentieth Century (review)
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 48 (3): 294-296. 1994.
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    Book Review: Justice Church: The New Function of the Church in North American Christianity (review)
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 36 (1): 106-107. 1982.
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    Book Review: Theology as Reflection on the Church (review)
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 39 (2): 189-192. 1985.
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    Christ and business culture: A study of Christian executives in Hong Kong (review)
    with Kam-hon Lee and MaryAnn Ching
    Journal of Business Ethics 43 (1-2): 103-110. 2003.
    Does Christian faith matter in business? If so, how does it affect the way executives handle managerial issues, especially the ones that are ethically controversial? This paper reports a study of Chinese Christian executives in Hong Kong. The researchers followed an approach known as the Critical Incident Technique and conducted in-depth interviews with 119 Chinese Christian executives over a two year period from 1999 to 2001. Each interview covered four broad areas consisting of the interviewee…Read more
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    Catholic Social Teaching in an Era of Downsizing
    Spiritual Goods 2001 87-105. 2001.
    The paper attempts to provide a basis for exploring the continued relevance of Catholic social teaching to business ethics, by interpreting the historic development of a Catholic work ethic and the traditions of Catholic social teaching in light of contemporary discussions of economic globalization, notably those of Robert Reich and Peter Drucker. The paper argues that the Catholic work ethic and the Church's tradition of social teaching has evolved dynamically in response to the structural chan…Read more
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    Returning the Corporation to Its RootsOn Moral Business: Classical and Contemporary Resources for Ethics in Economic Life
    with Stewart W. Herman, Max L. Stackhouse, Shirley J. Roels, and Preston N. Williams
    Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (2): 151. 1997.
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    Assessing William James' potential contribution to business ethics
    In Leo V. Ryan, F. Byron Nahser & Wojciech Gasparski (eds.), Praxiology and Pragmatism, Transaction Publishers. pp. 10--193. 2002.
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    Catholic Social Teaching in an Era of Economic Globalization
    Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (2): 57-70. 1997.
    The paper attempts to provide a basis for exploring the continued relevance of Catholic social teaching to business ethics, byinterpreting the historic development of a Catholic work ethic and the traditions of Catholic social teaching in light of contemporary discussions of economic globalization, notably those of Robert Reich and Peter Drucker. The paper argues that the Catholic work ethic and the Church’s tradition of social teaching has evolved dynamically in response to the structural chang…Read more
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    There's Nobody Here but Us Post-Marxists
    Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 62 (1): 5-12. 1987.
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    Umpire and batsman: Is it cricket to be both?
    Journal of Business Ethics 5 (6). 1986.
    The paper is a response to Richard De George's essay, Theological Ethics and Business Ethics. It defends the possibility of theologically oriented approaches to business ethics by pointing out certain deficiencies in business ethics narrowly based on the premisses of analytic moral philosophy. In particular it argues, in a manner consistent with Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue (1981), that such a program of business ethics is insufficiently critical of its own roots in the social fiction of bu…Read more
  • George Friedman: "The Political Philosophy of the Frankfurt School" (review)
    The Thomist 47 (3): 451. 1983.
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    Hermeneutics and Ethics: The Example of Reinhold Niebuhr
    Journal of Religious Ethics 8 (1). 1980.
    This essay explores the imaginative foundations of ethics, not by presenting a theory about the moral imagination, but by reconstructing the hermeneutic strategy underlying Reinhold Niebuhr's proposal for "an independent Christian ethic." The thesis is that Niebuhr's ethic cannot adequately be evaluated without careful attention to his hermeneutics, what he described as "the mythical method of interpretation." This point is argued first, by reconstructing Niebuhr's hermeneutics; second, by showi…Read more
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    Editorial introduction
    Journal of Business Ethics 5 (6): 417-419. 1986.
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    One major theme in Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate is the “Principle of Gratuitousness.” The point of this essay is to begin a reflection on what it actually means and its possible relevance. By comparing the “Principle of Gratuitousness” and its normative assumptions about “the logic of gift” with anthropological studies focused on the same phenomenon, I hope to show, not only the relevance of the encyclical’s normative vision but also where and how it needs further clarifica…Read more