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Christian Ethics (Guides For The Perplexed Series)

Christian Ethics (Guides For The Perplexed Series)

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Christian ethics is a most perplexing subject. This Guide takes the reader through the most fundamental issues surrounding the question of Ethics from a Christian perspective:
  • Is ethics a meaningful topic of discourse and can there be such a thing as an ethical argument or ethical persuasion?
  • What is the meaning of the adjective in "Christian Ethics"?
  • Could right behavior be different for Christians than it is for others?
  • Can we turn to the Bible for help?
  • Does the Bible tell us what to do, or give us insight into the good we should aim to achieve, or give us a narrative by which to live?
  • Is it best to think of ethics as a matter of duty, or good, or excellence?
If we take the virtue line and say that ethics is about human excellence, doing well as a human being or succeeding at being a good human being then what will we say about humans who cannot achieve excellence? The virtue approach leads us to place friendship as the goal of ethics. ^

- Publisher Rolfe King answers key questions that students and the general reader may have about Christian ethics.

- Publisher The book aims to answer key questions that students And The general reader may have about Christian ethics.

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About "Christian Ethics (Guides For The Perplexed Series)"

Christian ethics is a most perplexing subject. This Guide takes the reader through the most fundamental issues surrounding the question of Ethics from a Christian perspective:

  • Is ethics a meaningful topic of discourse and can there be such a thing as an ethical argument or ethical persuasion?
  • What is the meaning of the adjective in "Christian Ethics"?
  • Could right behavior be different for Christians than it is for others?
  • Can we turn to the Bible for help?
  • Does the Bible tell us what to do, or give us insight into the good we should aim to achieve, or give us a narrative by which to live?
  • Is it best to think of ethics as a matter of duty, or good, or excellence?
If we take the virtue line and say that ethics is about human excellence, doing well as a human being or succeeding at being a good human being then what will we say about humans who cannot achieve excellence? The virtue approach leads us to place friendship as the goal of ethics. ^
- Publisher

Rolfe King answers key questions that students and the general reader may have about Christian ethics.
- Publisher

The book aims to answer key questions that students And The general reader may have about Christian ethics.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Victor Lee Austin

The Reverend Victor Lee Austin, (Ph.D., Fordham University) is Theologian-in-residence at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. He is the author of scholarly articles in political theology, ecclesiology, and social ethics, as well as a book of theological meditations on everyday life, A Priests Journal; Up with Authority: Why We Need Authority to Flourish as Human Beings and Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. What Is Christian Ethics?; The Overall Picture: Christian Ethics And The Contemporary World Key Ideas; Vital Moments Of History And The Development Of Christian Ideas; Attitudes To Scripture And Divine Commands; Key Perplexities (questions: Headings Of Chaps. 2, 3-4, 5, 6-8, 9); Summary; 2. Why Are Christian Ethics Different?; Reasoning About Christian Ethics - The Sources: Scripture, Tradition, Natural Law, And Experience.; Scripture: Some Initial Comments; Tradition: An Introduction; Natural Law: An Introduction; Conscience And The Formation Of Christian Character; Brief Comparison To Some Other Ethical Theories: Duties, Consequences And Virtues; Existentialism; Neo-darwinianism; Relativism.; Comparison To The Western Secular Capitalist/utilitarian Perspective; Summary; 3. Why Do Christians Differ Amongst Themselves Over Ethics? Part 1 - Sources And History; Differences Over Scripture, Tradition And Natural Law; Scripture: Further Comments On Key Problems; Fundamentalists, Conservatives And Liberals - And Various Shades Between. Tradition: More History - Catholics, Orthodox And Protestants; Catholic And Protestant Differences: Tradition And Natural Law - A Further Exploration; Summary; Part 2-contemporary Issues; Evangelicalism; Liberation Theology; Feminism; Contemporary Natural Law Theories; Christian Virtue Ethics; Summary; 5. What About Similarities? Can Christian Ethics Be Part Of A Global Ethic?; Macintyre, Hauerwas And The Critique Of The Enlightenment; Hans Kung And A Global Ethic; Q&a.
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  • Catalogue Code 304130
  • Product Code 9780567032201
  • ISBN 0567032205
  • EAN 9780567032201
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Nov 2012
  • Sales Rank #47804
  • Dimensions 228 x 127 x 28 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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