Christian Ethics : An Introductory Reader

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Pub. Date: 2010-05-10
Publisher(s): Wiley
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This comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials explores the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles. It may be used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, for a complete overview of the field.Represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial traditionIntroduces foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, and Luther; contemporary theorists including Jűrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, and Wendell Berry; in addition to work by work by non-theoretical figures, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther KingFeatures useful introductory material that demonstrates the significance of each extract and how they relate to each otherMay be used independently or together with the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics; both books share the same structure and are cross-referenced for ease of use

Author Biography

Samuel Wells is Dean of Duke University Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He has written widely on Christian social ethics, including God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (2006). The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (edited, with Stanley Hauerwas, 2004), and Introducing Christian Ethics (with Ben Quash, 2010), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Table of Contents

The Story of Christian Ethics
The Story of God
The People of God
Tertullian, Against Marcion
Israel and the Church
If Abraham is our Father
Yhwh Reigns
God in Person
The Purpose for which Christ was Sent by the Father
Jesus: The Presence of the Peaceable Kingdom
Following Jesus
The Sum of the Christian Life: The Denial of Ourselves
Costly Grace
The Story of the Church
Minority Status
The Epistle to Diognetus
Perpetua, The Martyrdom of Perpetua
Clement of Alexandria, Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?
Eusebius of Caesarea, A Speech on the Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre Church
The Rule of St. Benedict
The Constantinian Sources of Western Social Ethics
The Church in Western Modernity
The Gospel Ethic
Christ the Transformer of Culture
The Story of Ethics
Philosophical Ethics
Plato, The Republic
Aristotle, The Nature of Virtue
Religious Ethics
Comparison in Religious Ethics
Experiments With Truth
The Supreme Emotion
Professional Ethics
Principles of Biomedical Ethics
A Brief History of American Business Ethics
The Story of Christian Ethics
Augustine, The City of God
Of War
Temporal Authority
A Kind Admonition on Church Discipline
Legacies of Division
The Use of Money
The Confl ict Between Individual and Social Morality
Christian Social Principles
The Questions Christian Ethics Asks
Universal Ethics
Right Actions
The Command of God
The Natural Law
Natural Law and Natural Right
The Categorical Imperative
Right Outcomes
Ambiguity in Moral Choice
Situation Ethics
Right Relationships
Rerum Novarum (On Capital, Labor)
History of the Indies
General Assembly of the United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
A Theory of Justice
Subversive Ethics
The Church in the Process of Liberation
Black Theology of Liberation
Sexism and God-Talk
Womanist Theology
Mujerista Theology
Age and Disability
In the Presence of the Poor
The Gifts Reserved for Age
Ecclesial Ethics
Persuasive Narratives
After Virtue
Theology as a Social Science
A New Aristotelianism
Of the Virtues
Forming Habits
The Narrative Character of Christian Ethics
The Christological Turn
The Possibility of a Messianic Ethic
The Questions Asked of Christian Ethics
Good Order
The State
Quadragesimo Anno (On Reconstruction of the Social Order)
Pacem in Terris (On Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity, and Liberty)
The Kairos Document
The Barmen Declaration
Justice and Punishment
The Death Penalty in Evangelium Vitae
Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Civil Disobedience
Atonement, Retribution, and Forgiveness
War and Violence
Justice in War
Love and Revolution
Our Country Passes from Undeclared War to Declared War; We Continue Our Christian Pacifi st Stand
Good Life
Economics, Wealth, and Poverty
The Invisible Hand
Medellín Conference
I See The Promised Land
Work, Business, and Management
Spirituality and the Corporation
Corporate Accountability
"Fact," Explanation, and Expertise
Aetatis Novae (On Social Communications on the Twentieth Anniversary of Communio et Progressio)
Growing Faithful Children in Media Cultures
Christian Formation in Global Culture Industries
Good Relationships
The Four Loves
The Fire of Female Friendship
Aelred of Rievaulx, Spiritual Friendship
The Family, Marriage, and Sex
Personal Standards
Reimagining Families
An Orthodox Ethic of Marriage and Family
Homosexuality and Natural Law
Homosexuality in the Scriptures
Sanctifi cation, Homosexuality, and God's Triune Life
Good Beginnings and Endings
Contraception, Assisted Conception, and Genetic Engineering
Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Birth)
Feminist Theology and Bioethics
Begotten or Made?
Abortion: An Ethical Case Study
Procreative Choice
Abortion and the Church
Euthanasia and Suicide
Proportionalist Reasoning
Gender and Euthanasia
Suicide and Euthanasia
Good Earth
Reverence, Responsibility, and Rights
Institutional Violence, Feminist Ethics, and Vegetarianism
The Lord's Supper as a Vegetarian Meal
Genetic Engineering of Food
The Pleasures of Eating
Faithful Feasting
Jürgen Moltmann, An Ecological Doctrine of Creation
Sallie McFague, The Body of God
Laura Ruth Yordy, The Church's Eco-Discipleship
Source Credits
Names Index
Subject Index
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