Renewing Moral Theology
While ethical issues are being raised with new urgency, Christians are increasingly unfamiliar with the moral grammar of their faith. The need to reengage the deep-down things of the Christian moral tradition has seldom been more urgent. Moral theology has...
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While ethical issues are being raised with new urgency, Christians are increasingly unfamiliar with the moral grammar of their faith. The need to reengage the deep-down things of the Christian moral tradition has seldom been more urgent. Moral theology has a long history in the Catholic and Anglican traditions. The tradition of theological ethics, influenced by Aristotle by way of Aquinas, offers a distinct emphasis on the virtues and character formation. Now Daniel Westberg infuses this venerable ethical tradition with a biblical confidence in the centrality of the gospel and the role of the Holy Spirit in forming character, while also laying down a sound moral psychology for practical reason and ethical living. Christians?whether of Anglican, Catholic or of other traditions?interested in vigorously retrieving a great moral heritage, will find here common ground for ethical reflection and discipleship.
- While Ethical Issues Are Being Raised With New Urgency, Christians Are Increasingly Unfamiliar With The Moral Grammar Of Their Faith. The Need To Reengage The Deep-down Things Of The Christian Moral Tradition Has Seldom Been More Urgent. Moral Theology Has A Long History In The Catholic And Anglican Traditions. The Tradition Of Theological Ethics, Influenced By Aristotle By Way Of Aquinas, Offers A Distinct Emphasis On The Virtues And Character Formation. Now Daniel Westberg Infuses This Venerable Ethical Tradition With A Biblical Confidence In The Centrality Of The Gospel And The Role Of The Holy Spirit In Forming Character, While Also Laying Down A Sound Moral Psychology For Practical Reason And Ethical Living. Christians?whether Of Anglican, Catholic Or Of Other Traditions?interested In Vigorously Retrieving A Great Moral Heritage, Will Find Here Common Ground For Ethical Reflection And Discipleship.
- <strong>part I</strong>
- 1. Moral Theology: Tradition And Prospects2. Purpose, Reason And Action3. The Process Of Practical Reasoning4. How To Evaluate Good And Bad Actions5. Actions, Dispositions And Character6. The Reality Of Sin7. Conversion To Christ8. God’s Will And God’s Law
- <strong>part Ii</strong>
- 9. Virtues: Moral Dispositions For Acting Well10. Wisdom In Action11. Justice12. Fortitude13. Self-control14. Faith15. Love16. Hope
- Author Indexsubject Indexscripture Index