Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics (4th Edition)
This substantially expanded standard text presents both the theory and application of Christian ethics in today's complex culture. Added to the coverage of issues like abortion and sex are new sections on creation care, right to bear arms, gender diversity,...
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This substantially expanded standard text presents both the theory and application of Christian ethics in today's complex culture. Added to the coverage of issues like abortion and sex are new sections on creation care, right to bear arms, gender diversity, and border control.
With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This fourth edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and three brand new chapters all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture.
Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant.
After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including:
Abortion Reproductive Technologies Euthanasia Capital Punishment Sexual Ethics The Morality of War Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning Ethics and Economics NEW: Creation Care NEW: Animal Rights NEW: Gun-Control NEW: Race, Gender, and Diversity NEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border Control
Relevant Case Studies throughout Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Sidebars with case studies for discussion Recommended further reading
Scott B. Rae (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Los Angeles. Dr. Rae is the author of The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood, (Praeger Publishing); Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics,( Zondervan); Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies, (Baker); Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics (Zondervan) with Kenman L. Wong; Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age (Eerdmans); and On Human Persons: Metaphysical and Ethical Reflections (Intervarsity Press) with J.P. Moreland.
Dr. Rae serves as ethics consultant for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, California; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California; Corona Regional Medical Center, Corona, California; Santa Ana Hospital, Santa Ana, California; and Coastal Communities Hospital, Santa Ana, California.
He is a fellow of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a member of the American Society of Bioethics and the Humanities
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