Doing Right and Being Good: Catholic and Protestant Readings in Christian Ethics (Google eBook)

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David Oki Ahearn, Peter R. Gathje
Liturgical Press, 2005 - Religion - 288 pages
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Continuing the unbroken conversation on ethics that has endured across the Christian generations, David Oki Ahearn and Peter R. Gathje present "Doing Right and Being Good." For Ahearn and Gathje, ethics is the critical reflection on morality, focusing on our beliefs, our practices, our held values.

In addition to the book's wide-reaching selected readings, Ahearn and Gathje offer introductions to each chapter which provide extensive overviews and establish contexts for moral issues over which sincere Christians differ.

The authors examine two broad understandings of ethics: that of doing right (understanding the difference between right and wrong) and being good (specific personal traits). Acknowledging a shared history between Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions, this book takes both historical and ecumenical approaches to ethics.

Engaging, and informational, "Doing Right and Being Good" aims at providing constructive reflection and dialogue to al readers, regardless of background.

Chapters are: The Moral Person," *Sources of Christian Ethics, - *Interpretations of Love and Justice, - *Marriage, Family, and Sexuality, - *Political Life and the Problem of Violence, - *Stewardship: Work, Property, and the Environment, - *Christian Love at the Margins of Life. -

"David Oki Ahearn, PhD, an ordained member of the United Methodist Clergy, serves as associate professor of religion and philosophy, as well as chair of the division of humanities and social sciences at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia."

"Peter Gathje, PhD, is associate professor of religion at Christian Brothers University, in Memphis. He also serves as chair for the department of religion and philosophy, director of De Lassalle Center for Teaching and Religion, and director of the peace studies program.""

  

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Contents

The Moral Person
1
Martin Luther Concerning Christian Liberty
11
Peter R Gathje A Christian Vision of Life
18
the Virtue of the Church
25
Sources of Christian Ethics
33
Biblical Foundations
39
Thomas Aquinas Selections from the Summa Theologiae
47
Lord John Habgood Science and Ethics
54
Political Life and the Problem of Violence
150
David Oki Ahearn and Peter Gathje A Typology of Christian Responses
157
Tertullian Apology
163
Bernard of Clairvaux In Praise of the New Knighthood
174
Martin Luther King Jr Letter from Birmingham City Jail
182
Stewardship Work Property and the Environment
195
Biblical Foundations
202
Gustavo Gutierrez The Biblical Meaning of Poverty
223

Interpretations of Love and Justice
64
Readings
70
Christine E Gudorf Parenting Mutual Love and Sacrifice
78
Lewis B Smedes How Do Love and Justice Work Together?
86
Marriage Family and Sexuality
101
Biblical Foundations
110
Pope John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation on the Role of
118
Debate and Discernment
138
Rosemary Radford Ruether Ecofeminism and Healing Ourselves
232
Christian Love at the Margins of Life
241
Biblical Foundations
247
Sidney Callahan Abortion and the Sexual Agenda
263
Gilbert Meilaender Euthanasia and Christian Vision
274
Scripture Index
285
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Peter R. Gathje teaches religion at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. David Oki Ahearn teaches religion and philosophy at LaGrange College in Georgia, where he serves as chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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