Exploring Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Key Methods and Debates
Talking about ethics tends to involve talking about what we should or, more often, shouldn't do. We talk about setting limits on actions that, for whatever reason, we think are either wrong or somehow harmful to ourselves or others. The...
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Talking about ethics tends to involve talking about what we should or, more often, shouldn't do. We talk about setting limits on actions that, for whatever reason, we think are either wrong or somehow harmful to ourselves or others. The aim of this book, however, is to explore Christian ethics within a wider, more positive framework - one that that views Christianity's moral resources as part of the good news that it proclaims to all creation. Ethics, says Hovey, need not be characterized primarily by negative prohibitions, limits, and tiresome hand-wringing. Rather, it's about a joyful and worshipful way of living, which flows naturally out of the abundant goodness God's life and character, as revealed in Jesus.
Craig Hovey (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an adjunct professor of religion at the University of Redlands and an adjunct professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. His articles have appeared in the Scottish Journal of Theology, Theology Today, and Studies in Christian Ethics and he has written the To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church and Nietzsche and Theology.
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- Introduction Part 1 What Makes Christian Ethics Christian? 1. The Bible 2. Following Jesus 3. Some Key Theological Themes Part 2 What Makes Christian Ethics "ethics"? 4. Classical Roots 5. Modern Options 6. Contemporary Challenges Part 3 The Stuff Of Christian Ethics 7. Baptism And Identity 8. Mercy And Peace 9. Justice From Above (order) 10. Justice From Below (liberation) 11. Sexuality 12. Vulnerable Life 13. Challenges Posed By Science And Technology