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Introducing Christian Ethics

Samuel WellsBen Quash

Introducing Christian Ethics

Samuel WellsBen Quash

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This comprehensive textbook offers an unparalleled introduction to the study of Christian Ethics, mapping and exploring all the major ethical approaches, and offering thoughtful insights into the complex moral challenges facing people today.Written by two well-known theologians, the book encompasses Christian ethics in its entirety, but also offers a new way of viewing this subject. Wells and Quash approach it from three perspectives: universal (ethics for anyone; subversive (ethics for the excluded); and ecclesial (ethics for the church). In doing so, they are able to highlight the sharp distinctions between ethical approaches that are sometimes perceived as antagonistic, whilst providing a balance between description, analysis, and critique. They also show how ecclesial ethics is respectful of - and indeed, often profoundly indebted to - other approaches to ethics.This comprehensive and systematic study of Christian ethical principles may be used independently, or alongside a companion volume of readings, Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader.

- Publisher This comprehensive textbook offers an unparalleled introduction to the study of Christian Ethics, mapping and exploring all the major ethical approaches, and offering thoughtful insights into the complex moral challenges facing people today.
  •  Redefines the field of Christian ethics along three strands: universal (ethics for anyone), subversive (ethics for the excluded), and ecclesial (ethics for the church)
  • Encompasses Christian ethics in its entirety, offering students a substantial overview by re-mapping the field and exploring the differences in various ethical approaches
  • Provides a successful balance between description, analysis, and critique 
  • Reveals how ecclesial ethics is respectful of, and indeed, often profoundly indebted to, other approaches to ethics
  • Structured so that it can be used alongside a companion volume, Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader, which further illustrates and amplifies the diversity of material and arguments explored here


- Publisher

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About "Introducing Christian Ethics"

This comprehensive textbook offers an unparalleled introduction to the study of Christian Ethics, mapping and exploring all the major ethical approaches, and offering thoughtful insights into the complex moral challenges facing people today.Written by two well-known theologians, the book encompasses Christian ethics in its entirety, but also offers a new way of viewing this subject. Wells and Quash approach it from three perspectives: universal (ethics for anyone; subversive (ethics for the excluded); and ecclesial (ethics for the church). In doing so, they are able to highlight the sharp distinctions between ethical approaches that are sometimes perceived as antagonistic, whilst providing a balance between description, analysis, and critique. They also show how ecclesial ethics is respectful of - and indeed, often profoundly indebted to - other approaches to ethics.This comprehensive and systematic study of Christian ethical principles may be used independently, or alongside a companion volume of readings, Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader.
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This comprehensive textbook offers an unparalleled introduction to the study of Christian Ethics, mapping and exploring all the major ethical approaches, and offering thoughtful insights into the complex moral challenges facing people today.

  •  Redefines the field of Christian ethics along three strands: universal (ethics for anyone), subversive (ethics for the excluded), and ecclesial (ethics for the church)
  • Encompasses Christian ethics in its entirety, offering students a substantial overview by re-mapping the field and exploring the differences in various ethical approaches
  • Provides a successful balance between description, analysis, and critique 
  • Reveals how ecclesial ethics is respectful of, and indeed, often profoundly indebted to, other approaches to ethics
  • Structured so that it can be used alongside a companion volume, Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader, which further illustrates and amplifies the diversity of material and arguments explored here

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

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)

Ben Quash

The Rev. Dr Ben Quash is Dean and Fellow of Peterhouse and is the author of Theology and the Drama of History (CUP, 2005). The Rev. Dr Michael Ward is Chaplain of Peterhouse and author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis(OUP, 2007.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface. Part I: The Story Of Christian Ethics. 1. The Story Of God. A. The People Of God. B. God In Person. C. Following Jesus. 2. The Story Of The Church. A. Minority Status. B. Christendom. C. The Church In Western Modernity. 3. The Story Of Ethics. A. Philosophical Ethics. B. Religious Ethics. C. Professional Ethics. 4. The Story Of Christian Ethics. A. Foundations. B. Revisions. C. Legacies Of Division Part Ii: The Questions Christian Ethics Asks. 5. Universal Ethics. A. Right Actions. B. Right Outcomes. C. Right Relationships. 6. Subversive Ethics. A. Class. B. Race. C. Gender. D. Age And Disability. 7. Ecclesial Ethics. A. Persuasive Narratives. B. A New Aristotelianism. C. The Christological Turn. Part Iii: The Questions Asked Of Christian Ethics. 8. Good Order. A. The State. B. Justice And Punishment. C. War. 9. Good Life. A. Economics, Wealth, And Poverty. B. Work, Business, And Management. C. Media. 10. Good Relationships. A. Friendship. B. The Family, Marriage, And Sex. C. Homosexuality 11. Good Beginnings And Endings. A. Contraception, Assisted Conception, And Genetic Engineering. B. Abortion. C. Euthanasia And Suicide 12. Good Earth. A. Animals. B. Crops. C. Ecology.

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  • Catalogue Code 306384
  • Product Code 9781405152761
  • ISBN 1405152761
  • EAN 9781405152761
  • Pages 400
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Feb 2010
  • Sales Rank #64418
  • Dimensions 245 x 189 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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