Living the Christian Story
The first section identifies the pressure from Modernism for some universal basis for morality, reviews post-Modernism's critique of Modernism and the consequent possibility of Christian ethics being accepted as just one amongst many traditions and voices, and ponders some of...
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The first section identifies the pressure from Modernism for some universal basis for morality, reviews post-Modernism's critique of Modernism and the consequent possibility of Christian ethics being accepted as just one amongst many traditions and voices, and ponders some of the factors that render Protestantism (in particular) ill-prepared to meet these challenges.;The second section explores the bases for an authentically Christian ethic, while the third section considers the manner in which this ethic of character takes shape in the narrative of the Church. The final section reconsiders the manner in which Christian ethics, thus identified, might be both coherent and persuasive within contemporary society.
he aim of this book is to consider and set out a theological basis for Christian ethics in today's world.Starting with an examination of our world, Colwell considers the impact of Modernism and Post-Modernism on ethics, before going on to explore the Scriptural basis for an authentic Christian ethic. He then asks how this ethic manifests itself in the Church, and considers, finally, how Christian ethics might be coherent and persuasive in contemporary society.Throughout, Colwell uses contemporary dilemmas as illustrations, and interacts with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Edwards to further illuminate the discussion.
John E. Colwell (Ph.D., Kings College, University of London) is Director of post-graduate studies and tutor in Christian Doctrine and Ethics at Spurgeons College. He has published numerous articles and books including Living the Christian Story: The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics (London, T & T Clark, 2002); Promise and Presence: an exploration of sacramental theology (Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2005); Rhythm of Doctrine: A Liturgical Sketch of Christian Faith and Faithfulness (Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press, 2007) and Why Have You Forsaken Me? A Personal Reflection on the Experience of Desolation (Paternoster, 2009)
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- Part One Particularity And Distinctiveness: Morality And Rationalism
- Morality And Post-modernism
- Morality And Protestantism. Part Two Gospel And Law: The Gospel As Story
- The Gospel As Mercy
- The Gospel As Command. Part Three The Dynamics Of Indwelling: The
- Indwelling Of The Spirit
- The Indwelling Of The Story
- Indwelling And Identity. Part Four Universality And Particularity: The
- Priority Of The Future
- The Commonality Of Perception
- Persuasiveness And Resonance.