This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics. ^^A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always...
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This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics.
^^A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always had to grapple with complex moral problems - from questions about the status of early Christians who renounced their religion under Roman torture, through to current debates about euthanasia
^^Engages with the main texts and figures in Christian ethics, including Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Luther and Barth
^^Considers questions such as human will, the proper form of Christian life, natural law, and whether human nature is at odds with Christian ethics
^^Concludes with a thought-provoking chapter considering the role that Christian ethics can play in contemporary moral debates and ethical dilemmas
Michael Banner (D.Phil., Oxford) is an ordained Anglican priest, and is Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge having previous served as Director of the ESRC Genomics Research Program and F.D. Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology at King's College, London.
He has been active on various government commissions, from 1998 to 2006 he also chaired the Home Office's Animal Procedures Committee. He has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and of the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission.
He is the author of The Justification of Science and The Rationality of Religious Belief (Oxford University Press, 1992); The Practice of Abortion: A Critique (Darton, Longman and Todd, 1999); Christian Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (Cambridge University Press, 1999);The Doctrine of God and Theological Ethics, ed. Michael Banner and Alan Torrance (Continuum, 2006)and Christian Ethics: A Brief History (Wiley, 2009)
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- Preface. Introduction. 1. Benedict And The Practice Of The Christian Life. 2. Augustine, God, And Human Nature: The Theory Of The Christian Life. 3. Thomas Aquinas: The Natural Law And The Loss Of Christian Ethics. 4. Martin Luther: Against Ethics. 5. Butler, Kant, And Kierkegaard: The Turn To The Subject. 6. Nietzsche And The Genealogists: Suspecting The Subject. 7. Barth And John Paul Ii: The Rediscovery Of Christian Ethics. 8. History In The Present: Genetics, Philosophy, And Christian Life. Suggestions For Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.