Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics
:This introductory textbook establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, helping Christians embody their faith in the practices of discipleship. Clearly, accessibly, and creatively written, it has been well received as a text for courses in Christian ethics....
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:This introductory textbook establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, helping Christians embody their faith in the practices of discipleship. Clearly, accessibly, and creatively written, it has been well received as a text for courses in Christian ethics. The repackaged edition has updated language and recent relevant resources, and it includes a new afterword by Wesley Vander Lugt and Benjamin D. Wayman that explores the reception and ongoing significance of the text.
The Reverend Dr. Sam Wells (Ph.D., Durham University) has been Dean of Duke University Chapel, North Carolina since 2005. His pastoral experience before coming to Duke included a spell as a community worker in inner-city Liverpool. He served four parishes as a Church of England priest from 1991-2005.
In addition to his role at Duke Chapel, Sam is also Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School. He has published six single-author works Transforming Fate into Destiny (Carlisle: Paternoster and Eugene: Cascade, 1998); Community-Led Estate Regeneration and the Local Church (Cambridge: Grove, 2003); Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (Grand Rapids: Brazos and London: SPCK, 2004); Gods Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (Oxford, UK and Malden, Massachusetts, 2006) Power and Passion: Six Characters is Search of Resurrection (The Archbishop of Canterburys Lent Book 2007, Grand Rapids: Zondervan) and Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008)
He has also issued three jointly-edited volumes: Faithfulness and Fortitude (with Mark Thiessen Nation, Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000); The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (with Stanley Hauerwas, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004) and Living Out Loud: Conversations about virtue, ethics, and evangelicalism (Paternoster, 2010)
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>preface To The 2018 Edition<br>introduction<br><b>part 1: Plowing<br></b>1. Ethics As Theology<br>2. Theology As Narrative<br>3. Narrative As Drama<br>4. Drama As Improvisation<br><b>part 2: Planting<br></b>5. Forming Habits<br>6. Assessing Status<br>7. Accepting And Blocking<br>8. Questioning Givens<br>9. Incorporating Gifts<br>10. Reincorporating The Lost<br><b>part 3: Reaping<br></b>11. A Threatening Offer: <i>human Evil<br></i>12. A Threatening Offer: <i>flawed Creation<br></i>13. A Promising Offer: <i>perfectible Bodies<br></i>14. A Promising Offer: <i>unlimited Food<br></i>epilogue<br>afterword <i>wesley Vander Lugt And Benjamin D. Wayman<br></i>indexes