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Researcher: Black, RE (Professor Rufus Black)

Fields of Research

Religion and Society
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy
Business Ethics
Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Philosophy of Religion
Religion and Religious Studies
Social and Cultural Geography
Medical Ethics
Applied Ethics
Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology)
Australian Government and Politics
Legal Ethics
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Literary Studies

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion and Society
Business Ethics
Technological Ethics
Languages and Literature
Bioethics
National Security
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Social Ethics
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Book Review: Altruism and Christian Ethics, by Colin Grant. Cambridge University Press, 2001. 266 pp. hb. £37.50/US$59.95. ISBN 0-521-79144-8
A Politician Free Preamble Please
A practical reasoning theory of development ethics: Furthering the capabilities approach; Journal of International Development
Book Review: Dispatches from The Front: theological engagements with the secular, by Stanley Hauerwas. Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 1994. 235 pp
Book Review: Worship and Ethics: Lutherans and Anglicans in Dialogue, edited by Oswald Bayer and Alan Suggate. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1996. 295 pp. hb. DM198. ISBN 3-11-014377-1
Book Review: Jean Porter, Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority Porter Jean , Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010). xvi + 368 pp., £19.99/US$30 (pb), ISBN 978-0-8028-6563-2
Book Review: Lawrence S. Cunningham (ed.), Intractable Debates about the Natural Law: Alasdair MacIntyre and Critics (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009). xiii + 374 pp. £25.50 (pb), ISBN 978-0-268-02300-3
Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel; Oxford Univ Press
Christianity and Economics: The Conversation in Zacchaeus’ House; Redefining Christian Britain post-1945 perspectives
Christianity needs to reform to talk to Islam
Community in an electronic age
Ethics and the products of science; Science and Technology Ethics
From suicide to surfing: Generation X and visions of a fulfilled life; The Way
Grandparents in Ghettos
Independent Review of the Intelligence Community Report
Introduction: The New Natural Law Theory; The Revival of Natural Law: Philosophical, Theological and Ethical Responses to the Finnis-Grisez School
Is the New Natural Law Theory Christian?; The Revival of Natural Law: Philosophical, Theological and Ethical Responses to the Finnis-Grisez School
Lunch with Rufus Black
Reenchanting Life
Reflections on Our Place: Bringing It All Back Home; Staff Forum
Religion: its failure and what we might do about it; Ormond Papers
Searching for a religion of the radical centre; Ormond Papers
Summa Theologiae: Not Just Mickey Mouse
Summa Theologiae: Sharpening up Theology
Sunday 'Faith' column
Taxing the Polluter
The Empty Church
The ethical case for gambling
The ethics of choosing clients; Law Institute Journal
The ethics of gambling: guidelines for players and commercial providers; International Gambling Studies
The ethics of using embryonic stem cells; Pacifica
The Future of Faith: Where Poetry and Science Meet; Religion in an Age of Change
The Imagined Past: Letters from an Unusual Honeymoon
The moral limits of war
The Revival of Natural Law: Philosophical, Theological and Ethical Responses to the Finnis-Grisez School; Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Theology and Genetics
Theology and the Private, the Personal and the Public; Interface
Thinking about Ethical Questions
This Unemployment: disaster or opportunity?; Theology
Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black on the future of UTAS
When the state and its people divide

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision