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Christian Ethics

Samuel Wells

Christian Ethics

Samuel Wells

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This comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials explores the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles. It may be used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, "Introducing Christian Ethics," for a complete overview of the field. Represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition Introduces foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther; contemporary theorists including Jűrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, and Wendell Berry; in addition to work by work by non-theoretical figures, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King Features useful introductory material that demonstrates the significance of each extract and how they relate to each other May be used independently or together with the accompanying textbook, "Introducing Christian Ethics"; both books share the same structure and are cross-referenced for ease of use

- Publisher Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader provides a comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials relating to the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles.The volume represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition. Readers are introduced to foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth; as well as contemporary theorists including Paul Ramsey, Jrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, Wendell Berry, and many others. Other notable figures not usually associated with the study of formal theoretical ethics, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King, are also represented.The significance of each extract is summarized through useful introductory sections, helping to place the theorist or writing in context of broader developments in Christian ethical theory. Whether it is used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, this engaging and informative volume offers students a window into the fascinating evolution of Christian ethical thought.

- Publisher Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader provides a comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials relating to the emergence and study of key approaches to Christian ethics.The volume seeks to encompass the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition. Readers are introduced to foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth, as well as contemporary voices including Rosemary Radford Ruether, James Cone, J8rgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, Wendell Berry, and many others. Other notable figures not usually associated with the study of formal theoretical ethics, such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., are also represented.The significance of each extract is summarized through useful introductory sections, placing the author or text in the context of broader developments in Christian ethical theory. Whether it is used independently or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, this engaging and informative volume offers students a window into the fascinating evolution of Christian ethical thought.

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About "Christian Ethics"

This comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials explores the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles. It may be used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, "Introducing Christian Ethics," for a complete overview of the field. Represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition Introduces foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther; contemporary theorists including Jűrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, and Wendell Berry; in addition to work by work by non-theoretical figures, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King Features useful introductory material that demonstrates the significance of each extract and how they relate to each other May be used independently or together with the accompanying textbook, "Introducing Christian Ethics"; both books share the same structure and are cross-referenced for ease of use
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Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader provides a comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials relating to the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles.The volume represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition. Readers are introduced to foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth; as well as contemporary theorists including Paul Ramsey, Jrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, Wendell Berry, and many others. Other notable figures not usually associated with the study of formal theoretical ethics, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King, are also represented.The significance of each extract is summarized through useful introductory sections, helping to place the theorist or writing in context of broader developments in Christian ethical theory. Whether it is used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, this engaging and informative volume offers students a window into the fascinating evolution of Christian ethical thought.
- Publisher

Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader provides a comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials relating to the emergence and study of key approaches to Christian ethics.The volume seeks to encompass the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition. Readers are introduced to foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth, as well as contemporary voices including Rosemary Radford Ruether, James Cone, J8rgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, Wendell Berry, and many others. Other notable figures not usually associated with the study of formal theoretical ethics, such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., are also represented.The significance of each extract is summarized through useful introductory sections, placing the author or text in the context of broader developments in Christian ethical theory. Whether it is used independently or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, this engaging and informative volume offers students a window into the fascinating evolution of Christian ethical thought.
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Meet the Author

Samuel Wells

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)

Table Of Contents

  • Preface. Part One The Story Of Christian Ethics. 1 The Story Of God. The People Of God. Tertullian, Against Marcion. Karl Barth, Israel And The Church. John Howard Yoder, If Abraham Is Our Father. Oliver O'donovan, Yhwh Reigns. God In Person. John Calvin, The Purpose For Which Christ Was Sent By The Father. Stanley Hauerwas, Jesus: The Presence Of The Peaceable Kingdom. Following Jesus. John Calvin, The Sum Of The Christian Life: The Denial Of Ourselves. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Costly Grace. 2 The Story Of The Church. Minority Status. The Epistle To Diognetus. Perpetua, The Martyrdom Of Perpetua. Clement Of Alexandria, Who Is The Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? Christendom. Eusebius Of Caesarea, A Speech On The Dedication Of The Holy Sepulchre Church. The Rule Of St. Benedict. John Howard Yoder, The Constantinian Sources Of Western Social Ethics. The Church In Western Modernity. Ernst Troeltsch, The Gospel Ethic. H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ The Transformer Of Culture. 3 The Story Of Ethics. Philosophical Ethics. Plato, The Republic. Aristotle, The Nature Of Virtue. Religious Ethics. Sumner B. Twiss, Comparison In Religious Ethics. Mohandas K. Gandhi, Experiments With Truth. The Dalai Lama, The Supreme Emotion. Professional Ethics. Tom L. Beauchamp And James F. Childress, Principles Of Biomedical Ethics. Thomas F. Mcmahon, A Brief History Of American Business Ethics. 4 The Story Of Christian Ethics. Foundations. Augustine, The City Of God. Thomas Aquinas, Of War. Revisions. Martin Luther, Temporal Authority. Menno Simons, A Kind Admonition On Church Discipline. Legacies Of Division. John Wesley, The Use Of Money. Reinhold Niebuhr, The Confl Ict Between Individual And Social Morality. William Temple, Christian Social Principles. Part Two The Questions Christian Ethics Asks. 5 Universal Ethics. Right Actions. Karl Barth, The Command Of God. Thomas Aquinas, The Natural Law. Thomas Hobbes, Natural Law And Natural Right. Immanuel Kant, The Categorical Imperative. Right Outcomes. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism. Richard A. Mccormick, Ambiguity In Moral Choice. Joseph Fletcher, Situation Ethics. Right Relationships. Pope Leo Xiii, Rerum Novarum (on Capital And Labor). Bartolome De Las Casas, History Of The Indies. General Assembly Of The United Nations, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. John Rawls, A Theory Of Justice. 6 Subversive Ethics. Class. Gustavo Gutierrez, The Church In The Process Of Liberation. Race. James Cone, Black Theology Of Liberation. Gender. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sexism And God-talk. Delores S. Williams, Womanist Theology. Ada Maria Isasi-diaz, Mujerista Theology. Age And Disability. Jean Vanier, In The Presence Of The Poor. Rowan Williams, The Gifts Reserved For Age. 7 Ecclesial Ethics. Persuasive Narratives. Alasdair Macintyre, After Virtue. John Milbank, Theology As A Social Science. A New Aristotelianism. Thomas Aquinas, Of The Virtues. Samuel Wells, Forming Habits. Stanley Hauerwas, The Narrative Character Of Christian Ethics. The Christological Turn. John Howard Yoder, The Possibility Of A Messianic Ethic. Part Three The Questions Asked Of Christian Ethics. 8 Good Order. The State. Pope Pius Xi, Quadragesimo Anno (on Reconstruction Of The Social Order); Pope John Xxiii, Pacem In Terris (on Establishing Universal Peace In Truth, Justice, Charity, And Liberty). The Kairos Document. The Barmen Declaration. Justice And Punishment. Oliver O'donovan, The Death Penalty In Evangelium Vitae. Daniel And Philip Berrigan, Civil Disobedience. Timothy Gorringe, Atonement, Retribution, And Forgiveness. War And Violence. Paul Ramsey, Justice In War. Camilo Torres, Love And Revolution. Dorothy Day, Our Country Passes From Undeclared War To Declared War; We Continue Our Christian Pacifi St Stand. 9 Good Life. Economics, Wealth, And Poverty. Adam Smith, The Invisible Hand. Medellin Conference. Martin Luther King, Jr., I See The Promised Land. Work, Business, And Management. Max L. Stackhouse, Spirituality And The Corporation. Miguel A. De La Torre, Corporate Accountability. Alasdair Macintyre, "fact," Explanation, And Expertise. Media. Pope John Paul Ii, Aetatis Novae (on Social Communications On The Twentieth Anniversary Of Communio Et Progressio). Mary E. Hess, Growing Faithful Children In Media Cultures. Michael Budde, Christian Formation In Global Culture Industries. 10 Good Relationships. Friendship. C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves. Mary Daly, The Fire Of Female Friendship. Aelred Of Rievaulx, Spiritual Friendship. The Family, Marriage, And Sex. J. I. Packer, Personal Standards. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Reimagining Families. Vigen Guroian, An Orthodox Ethic Of Marriage And Family. Homosexuality. Stephen J. Pope, Homosexuality And Natural Law. John Boswell, Homosexuality In The Scriptures. Eugene F. Rogers, Sanctifi Cation, Homosexuality, And God's Triune Life. 11 Good Beginnings And Endings. Contraception, Assisted Conception, And Genetic Engineering. Pope Paul Vi, Humanae Vitae (on The Regulation Of Birth). Margaret A. Farley, Feminist Theology And Bioethics. Oliver O'donovan, Begotten Or Made? Abortion. James M. Gustafson, Abortion: An Ethical Case Study. Beverly Wildung Harrison With Shirley Cloyes, Procreative Choice. Stanley Hauerwas, Abortion And The Church. Euthanasia And Suicide. Richard A. Mccormick, Proportionalist Reasoning. Jennifer A. Parks, Gender And Euthanasia. Gilbert Meilaender, Suicide And Euthanasia. 12 Good Earth. Animals. Andrew Linzey, Reverence, Responsibility, And Rights. Carol J. Adams, Institutional Violence, Feminist Ethics, And Vegetarianism. Stephen H. Webb, The Lord's Supper As A Vegetarian Meal. Crops. Derek Burke, Genetic Engineering Of Food. Wendell Berry, The Pleasures Of Eating. Michael S. Northcott, Faithful Feasting. Ecology. Jurgen Moltmann, An Ecological Doctrine Of Creation. Sallie Mcfague, The Body Of God. Laura Ruth Yordy, The Church's Eco-discipleship. Source Credits. Names Index. Subject Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 304143
  • Product Code 9781405168878
  • ISBN 1405168870
  • EAN 9781405168878
  • Pages 354
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2010
  • Sales Rank #64185
  • Dimensions 245 x 190 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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