Ethics in the Community of Promise Faith, Formation, and Decision

ISBN-10: 0800637976
ISBN-13: 9780800637972
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: James M. Childs
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 7/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this excellent and accessible introduction, now in a second edition, Childs helpfully articulates the shared features of Christian faith and shows how that communal commitment forms our values, character, virtues, and "eagerness to do what is right." Who we are informs what we choose. This dynamic, dialogical basis for ethics is an open framework. Childs applies it to a host of tough, real-life dilemmas such as affirmative action, end-of-life decisions, medical ethics, truth telling, environmental justice, and war-making. Previously published by Fortress Press in 1992 as Faith, Formation, and Decision, the new edition updates discussions throughout, adds numerous cases and illustrations, adds questions for discussion and items for further reading, and contains a new section on coura

Preface
Faith
Ethics and the Congregation
Grace, Faith, and the Good
Hope and Witness: Ethics as Anticipation
Formation
Formed by Love
Poverty of Spirit
Solidarity in Suffering
Mercy and Peace
Decision
Dialogical Ethics
Autonomy
Justice
Sanctity of Life
Truth-Telling and Promise-Keeping
A Theology for Outreach
The Stem-Cell Bill
The Just War Debate
Sexual Ethics and Parental Responsibility
For Further Reading
Notes
Index

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