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dc.contributor.authorMolyneaux, David Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-22T12:45:46Z
dc.date.available2018-05-22T12:45:46Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/30530
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores issues, ethical demands and appropriate responses relevant to those managing and accountable for change in charities founded with Christian inspiration. While Business Ethics and motivational factors within profit-orientated corporate entities have received increasing attention, ethics relating to the operations of the 'notfor-loss' voluntary sector and of ecclesiastical bodies remain relatively less investigated.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the research is to discern, then formulate, pragmatic guidance which is both theologically based and managerially useful to those responsible not only for charities but also for many other institutions. It focuses on aspects of religious endeavour where, although often perceived separately, sacred and secular are inextricably entwined. Charitable and income-generating activities of churches ought to be prime proving grounds, for wider potential application within other and diverse organisations, of ethical principles put into practiceen
dc.description.abstractThe methodology concentrates on observation of three case-studies, one literary/historical and two contemporary, with active participation in the latter two so that the sharpness of the dilemmas and attempts at solutions reflect in-depth experience. Correspondence is used as a significant source for understanding the factors, criteria and opinions influencing those closely involved.en
dc.description.abstractThe literary/historical study describes the experience of St Basil and fellow bishops in Fourth century Cappadocia in defining functions and boundaries for senior clergy as churches developed into major religious and social institutions adopting many state responsibilities. To clarify both context and ramifications, concurrent and consequent legal statutes relevant to ecclesiastical management are described and discussed. Important findings are both Basil's awareness of constant tension between "Liberality" and "Fairness" and also the significant limitations of regulations, except where complementary to the essential application of personal qualities.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 19en
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dc.titleEthical issues for the management and accountability of Christian charities in facing changeen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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