Christian Ethics: A Brief History

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2009 - Religion - 160 pages
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This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics.
  • A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always had to grapple with complex moral problems - from questions about the status of early Christians who renounced their religion under Roman torture, through to current debates about euthanasia
  • Engages with the main texts and figures in Christian ethics, including Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Luther and Barth
  • Considers questions such as human will, the proper form of Christian life, natural law, and whether human nature is at odds with Christian ethics
  • Concludes with a thought-provoking chapter considering the role that Christian ethics can play in contemporary moral debates and ethical dilemmas
 

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Contents

The Theory
23
Natural Law and the Loss
42
Against Ethics
56
The Turn
71
Suspecting
86
The Rediscovery
99
Genetics Philosophy
114
Suggestions for Further Reading
137
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About the author (2009)

Dr Michael Banner is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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