Paul Ramsey (ethicist)

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Paul Ramsey
Born1913
Died1988
NationalityAmerican
ReligionProtestant
 
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Paul Ramsey
Born1913
Died1988
NationalityAmerican
ReligionProtestant

Robert Paul Ramsey (December 10, 1913 – February 29, 1988[1]) was an American Christian ethicist of the 20th century. He was a Methodist and a native of Mississippi. He graduated from Millsaps College in Mississippi and Yale University. The major portion of his academic career was spent as a tenured professor at Princeton University until the end of his life in 1988.

Life[edit]

Paul Ramsey undertook his doctoral studies at Yale where he was mentored by H. Richard Niebuhr.[2] He subsequently taught Christian Ethics at Princeton. He has been credited with re-introducing just war theory into Protestant ethical reflection.[3] His popular text book Basic Christian Ethics was reviewed by a young John Rawls.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of the Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated". Rubenstein Library, Duke University. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians (London: Greenwood Press, 2000), p387
  3. ^ "Obituary by Oliver O'Donovan". Studies in Christian Ethics. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Before the Original Position: the Neo-Orthodox Theology of a young John Rawls". by Eric Gregory Journal of Religious Ethics 35.2 (2007). 
  5. ^ Basic Christian Ethics. 
  6. ^ "The Patient as Person". 
  7. ^ "The Essential Paul Ramsey". 
  8. ^ "Paul Ramsey's Ethics". 

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