Introduction to Christian Ethics

ISBN-10: 0205867189
ISBN-13: 9780205867189
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Roger H. Crook
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List price: $91.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Applying Christian Ethics to everyday issues. An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. the main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Use a Christian method of making moral decisions. View issues from a Christian perspective. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. to purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205897851 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205897858

Preface
Introduction To the Student
Ethics and Christian Ethics
An Overview of Ethics
Definitions
Subject Matter
Assumptions
Cautions
Alternatives to Christian Ethics
Religious Systems
Judaism
Islam
Hinduism
Buddhism
Humanism
Objectivism
Behaviorism
Alternatives within Christian Ethics
Obeying External Authority
In Roman Catholicism
In Protestantism
Making Personal Decisions
What Am I to Do?
Who Am I to Be?
Transforming Society
Reinhold Niebuhr's "Impossible Possibility"
Paul Ramsey's "Obedient Love"
James Gustafson's "Theocentric Ethics"
Stassen and Gushee's "Kingdom Ethics"
Liberation Theology
Ethics and the Christian Faith
Sources of Guidance
The Bible
The Christian Community
The Nature of the Church
The Function of the Church
The Individual in the Church
Personal Experience
The Use of Reason
The Prompting of the Conscience
The Leadership of the Holy Spirit
Biblical Ethics
The Hebrew Scripture
General Characteristics of Hebrew Morality
The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings
Jesus and the Gospels
Jesus and Judaism
Characteristics of Jesus's Ethical Teachings
Basic Concepts in Jesus's Ethical Teachings
The Example of Jesus
The Ethical Teachings of Paul
Theology and Ethics
An Ethic of Responsible Freedom
An Ethic of Love
An Ethic of a New Life
Faith Working Through Love
Theological Premises
Beliefs about God
Beliefs about Humankind
Beliefs about History
Faith
Faith and Salvation
Life in the Christian Community
The Instruction of Scripture
Worship and Morality
Love (Agape)
The Nature of Love
The Source of Love
The Demands of Love
The Relationship between Love and Justice
Decision
Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues
Sexuality, Love, and Marriage
The Current Scene
A Christian Interpretation of Sexuality
A Theological Perspective
Questions about the Relationship
A Christian Interpretation of Marriage
Homosexuality and the Christian Faith
Contemporary Social Perspectives
A Biblical Perspective
Varying Christian Interpretations
Homosexuality and the Christian Way of Live
Living Together Arrangements
Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics
Abortion
Biomedical Parenting
Responsible Parenting
Cloning
Stem Cell Research
Organ Transplants
The Care of the Dying
Christian Ethics and Ethnicity
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Changes in the Social Structure
A Christian Approach
Biblical Concepts
Power for Social Change
Personal Involvement
The Status of Women
Images of Women
Women, Politics, and the Law
Women and Employment
The Feminist Movement
Women and the Scripture
A Christian Approach to Current Issues
Citizenship in a Democracy
American Democratic Government
Biblical Teachings
The Hebrew Scripture
The Christian Scripture
The Christian as Citizen
The Obligations of Citizenship
The Contribution of Christians
Suggestions for Involvement
Punishment for Crime
The Concept of Punishment
The Rights of Victims
Capital Punishment
War and the Quest for Peace
The Bible and War
Christianity and Traditional Warfare
Christianity and Modern Warfare
Christianity and Terrorism
Christianity and Preemptive Warfare
The Quest for Peace
Work, Property, and Community
The Context: Capitalism
A Christian Perspective on Property
A Christian Perspective on Work
Personal Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order
Social Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order
Ideals and Economics
The Care of Creation
The Ecological Problem
The Well-Being of Animals
Biblical Concepts
Theological Reflection
Suggestions for Involvement
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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