Moral Quest Foundations of Christian Ethics

ISBN-10: 0830815686
ISBN-13: 9780830815685
Edition: N/A
Authors: Stanley J. Grenz
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Description: Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!What is ethics?Why should Christians care?Beginning with these basic questions, Stanley Grenz masterfully leads his readers into a theological engagement with moral inquiry. In The Moral Quest  More...

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/6/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year!What is ethics?Why should Christians care?Beginning with these basic questions, Stanley Grenz masterfully leads his readers into a theological engagement with moral inquiry. In The Moral Quest he sets forth the basics of ethics, considers the role and methods of Christian ethics in particular, and examines the ethicalapproaches of the Old Testament, the Gospels and Paul. He introduces the foundational theological ethics of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Luther and the Reformers. And he concludes with an evenhanded discussion of modern and contemporary Christian ethicists, including Albert Ritschl, Walter Rauschenbusch, Karl Barth, James Gustafson, Paul Ramsey, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., Gustavo Gutirrez, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Stanley Hauerwas, Carl F. H. Henry and Oliver O'Donovan.Clear, concise, and well apprised of relevant literature, Grenz (a theologian recognized for the excellence of his own theological and ethical work) provides in this book a first-rate introduction to Christian ethics. The Moral Quest will well serve students, pastors and interested laypersons alike.

Stanley J. Grenz is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey/Regent College, Vancouver, and affiliate professor at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of many books, including "Theology for the Community of God" and "A Primer on Postmodernism". Westminster John Knox Press has published several of his books, including "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective"; "Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality"; and "What Christians Really Believe and Why".

Preface
Introduction: Christian Ethics in a Transitional Age
Christian Ethics & the Ethical Task
The Greek Ethical Tradition
Ethics in the Bible
Model Christian Proposals
Contemporary Christian Proposals
Christian Ethics & the Contemporary Context
Foundations of a Christian Ethic
Comprehensive Love: The Content of the Christian Ethic
Epilogue: The Celebrative Nature of the Christian Ethic
Notes
Bibliography
Author & Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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