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Introduction to Christian Ethics, An, 6th Edition

By Roger H. Crook

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 4, 2012

Description

Applying Christian Ethics to everyday issues.

 

An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. The main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular. 

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Use a Christian method of making moral decisions.
  • View issues from a Christian perspective.

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Table of Contents

1.   Brief Table of Contents

 

Part 1:  Ethics and Christian Ethics  

Chapter 1:     An Overview of  Ethics

Chapter 2:    Alternatives to Christian Ethics

Chapter 3:     Alternatives within Christian Ethics

 

Part 2:  Ethics and Christian Faith                           

Chapter 4:     Sources of Guidance

Chapter 5:     Biblical Ethics

Chapter 6:     Faith Working Through Love

 

Part 3:  Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Chapter 7:     Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship

Chapter 8:     Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

Chapter 9:     Christian Ethics and Ethnicity

Chapter 10:   The Status of Women

Chapter 11:   Citizenship in a Democracy

Chapter 12:   Punishment for Crime

Chapter 13:   War and the Quest for Peace                                                                  

Chapter 14:   Work, Property, and Community

Chapter 15:   The Care of Creation

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1:  Ethics and Christian Ethics  

Chapter 1:     An Overview of  Ethics                                                                     

Definitions

Subject Matter

Assumptions

Cautions

Chapter 2:    Alternatives to Christian Ethics                                                   

Religious Systems

Humanism

Objectivism

Behaviorism

Chapter 3:     Alternatives within Christian Ethics                                                       

Obeying External Authority  

Making  Personal Decisions

Transforming Society

 

Part 2:  Ethics and Christian Faith                           

Chapter 4:     Sources of Guidance                                                                                  

The Bible

The Christian Community

Personal Experience           

Chapter 5:     Biblical Ethics                                                                           

The Hebrew Scripture

Jesus and the Gospels

The Ethical Teachings of Paul

Chapter 6:     Faith Working Through Love                                                                    

Theological Premises

Faith            

Love (Agape)

Decision

 

Part 3:  Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Chapter 7:     Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship                                  

The Current Scene

A Christian Interpretation of Sexuality

A Christian Interpretation of Marriage

Homosexuality and the Christian Faith

Living-Together Arrangements

Chapter 8:     Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics                                         

Abortion

Biomedical Parenting

Responsible Parenting

Cloning

Stem Cell Research

Organ Transplants

The Care of the Dying

Chapter 9:     Christian Ethics and Ethnicity                                                                  

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Changes in the Social Structure

A Christian Approach                   

Chapter 10:   The Status of Women                                                                                

Images of Women

Women and the Law

Women and Employment

The Feminist Movement

Women and the Scripture

A Christian Approach to Current Issues

Chapter 11:   Citizenship in a Democracy                                                                      

American Democratic Government

Biblical Teachings     

The Christian as Citizen                          

Chapter 12:   Punishment for Crime                                                                   

The Concept of Punishment

The Rights of Victims

Capital Punishment

Chapter 13:   War and the Quest for Peace                                                                  

The Bible and War

Christianity and Traditional Warfare

Christianity and Modern Warfare

Christianity and Terrorism

Christianity and Preemptive Warfare

The Quest for Peace

Chapter 14:   Work, Property, and Community                                                

The Context: Capitalism

A Christian Perspective on Property

A Christian Perspective on Work

Personal Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order

Social Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order

Ideals and Economics

Chapter 15:   The Care of Creation                                                          

The Ecological Problem

The Well-being of Animals

Biblical Concepts

Theological Reflection

Suggestions for Involvement

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ISBN-13: 978-0-205-86718-9

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