Exploring Christian Ethics
Part 1 What Makes Christian Ethics Christian?
1. The Bible
2. Following Jesus
3. Some Key Theological Themes
Part 2 What Makes Christian Ethics Ethics?
4. Classical Roots
5. Modern Options
6. Contemporary Challenges
Part 3 The Stuff of Christian Ethics
7. Baptism and Identity
8. Mercy and Peace
9. Justice from Above (Order)
10. Justice from Below (Liberation)
12. Vulnerable Life
13. Challenges Posed by Science and Technology
In this refreshing and at times exhilarating exploration, Craig Hovey portrays Christian ethics as the discovery of what is made possible because Christ is born, has died, is risen and will come again. In doing so, he dismantles the popular perception of Christianity as a catalogue of prohibitions and opens out a vista of promise, purpose and potential.
A succinct and thoughtful account of Christian belief and practice, demonstrating their integral relationship to each other and showing how some of the key ethical dilemmas troubling contemporary society may be seen in their light.
Craig Hovey draws on a wider variety of sources, texts and traditions, and delves into more intricacies of history, philosophy and doctrine, than most introductory ethics books would dare attempt, yet he does so in a way that is unfailingly accessible and clear. The dexterity with which he draws the reader into complexity without obscurity is a gift to students and teachers alike.