Christian Ethics-4th Edition A Case Method Approach

ISBN-10: 1570759669
ISBN-13: 9781570759666
Edition: 4th 2012
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Description: The case method approach forms the backbone of this classroom-proven work. Designed specifically for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, this latest edition includes six revised and ten new cases, including cases on immigration,  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The case method approach forms the backbone of this classroom-proven work. Designed specifically for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, this latest edition includes six revised and ten new cases, including cases on immigration, homelessness and foreclosures, water,-ethical issues in the workplace, closing hospital emergency rooms, executive pay, living together vs. marriage, same-sex marriage, and physician-assisted death. Book jacket.

Introduction: Christian Ethics and the Case Method
Family
Case: Rigor and Responsibility
A professional couple active in church and community considers the implications of building a vacation cabin in a poor and environmentally degraded world.
Commentary
Case: What God Has Joined
Friends and professional counselors seek to assist a couple with marital problems stemming from child abuse, heavy drinking, physical violence, and differing reactions to sexual intimacy.
Commentary
Violence/Nonviolence
Case: A Life for a Life?
A Florida state legislator is undecided about a bill to abolish the death penalty, wondering whether the problems with the death penalty system can be effectively reformed.
Commentary
Case: Vietnam's Legacies
A Vietnam veteran puzzles over what to say to his grandson about draft registration and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Commentary
Poverty
Case: Homelessness: The How and Why of Caring
A social worker who assists the homeless is undecided about her city's proposed anti-panhandling legislation and contemplates what approaches would best address homelessness.
Commentary
Case: Who Cares about Haiti Anyway?
An analysis of foreign aid and intervention in the context of the international community s failure to deliver the aid it promised Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Commentary
The Environment
Case: Oil and the Caribou People
A teacher visits a Native American clan gathering in Northeastern Alaska where options are being considered to protect the Porcupine Caribou Herd threatened by oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Commentary
Case: Whose Water?
A rural county commissioner is faced with the need to find millions to build an up-to-date county water plant, a bottling company willing to foot the cost in return for access to water reserves, and environmentalists and business owners opposing the bottling plant.
Commentary
Business
Case: Sustaining Dover
A city council representative and small business owner grapples with the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development when Walmart asks for a zoning change so that it can construct a Supercenter in the City of Dover.
Commentary
Case: Executive Pay: Reward or Excess?
A corporate board of directors struggles with approving annual compensation packages for the executive team when the company�s profits suffer due to the weakened economy and when the wages of other employees are frozen.
Commentary
Health
Case: How Many Children?
A community college class on bioethics discusses the Octomom case, in which a woman gave birth to octuplets following embryo transfer, thus bringing the number of her children to fourteen.
Commentary
Case: Keeping the Doors Open
A newly hired public hospital CEO discovers a huge operating deficit and attempts to decide whose interests take priority in choosing what should be cut.
Commentary
Sexuality
Case: What Makes a Marriage?
Middle-aged siblings gathered for their parents' anniversary discuss premarital sex in their own and their children s lives.
Commentary
Case: Mixed Blessing?
Faced with a request by two recent graduates, administrators of a church-related college debate the wisdom of allowing the blessing of same-sex unions on campus.
Commentary
Life and Death
Case: A Matter of Life or Death
An eighteen-year-old single woman must come to a decision during her first year of college about an unwanted pregnancy in the early stages of gestation.
Commentary
Case: Death, Duty, and Dignity
A seminary professor invited to give a public address on Care for the Dying wrestles with what to say ethically about an upcoming state referendum that would legalize physician-assisted death.
Commentary
Appendix: Teaching Ethics by the Case Method
List of Authors and Contributors

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