An Introduction to Christian Ethics (5th Edition)

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9780131947948: An Introduction to Christian Ethics (5th Edition)

Helping readers look at moral issues seriously, intelligently, and from a Christian perspective, this comprehensive and thought-provoking introduction to the study of Christian ethics emphasizes the use of scripture, tradition, and the Christian community as resources to help formulate a personal approach in ethical living as it describes a variety of contemporary approaches to the consideration of ethical issues; discusses the author's own methods for making ethical decisions; and explores some of the critical issues of our day. Acquaints readers with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular, and assists them in the formulation of an approach that they will find valid for themselves. Combines theological, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives in examining moral issues. Considers sources of guidance, biblical ethics, faith working through love, Christian ethics and such contemporary issues as human sexuality, marriage relationships, issues in biomedical ethics, and the status of women. Discusses citizenship in a democracy, punishment for crime, war and the quest for peace, ecology and our moral responsibility, and much more. Offers new discussions on the ethics of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and the moral implications of cloning. For readers interested in ethics, religion and/or philosophy.

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Comprehensive and thought-provoking, this introduction to the study of Christian ethics introduces the field of ethics in general, surveys the variety of Christian approaches to the study of ethics, describes the author's own methods for making ethical decisions, and explores some of the ethical issues -- both personal and social --with which modern men and women must deal.

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This introductory text presents a Christian method for making decisions and applies it to some of the major ethical issues of today. Author Roger H. Crook effectively integrates both historical and sociological material throughout the book.

Focusing on value rather than duty in moral decision-making, An Introduction to Christian Ethics, Fourth Edition, emphasizes a continuing respect for scripture, tradition, and the Christian community as resources in the consideration of contemporary moral issues.

Topics include:

  • An Overview of Ethics
  • Alternatives to Christian Ethics
  • Alternatives within Christian Ethics
  • Sources of Guidance
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Faith Working through Love
  • Human Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship
  • Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics
  • Christian Ethics and Ethnicity
  • The Status of Women
  • Citizenship in a Democracy
  • Punishment for Crime
  • War and the Quest for Peace
  • Work, Property, and Community
  • Ecology and Moral Responsibility

New material in the Fourth Edition includes:

  • Updated statistics and illustrative materials
  • New approaches to Alternatives to Christian Ethics; Human Sexuality; Biomedical Ethics; and Ethnicity
  • Updated Bibliography

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