The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics / Edition 1

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Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians.
• Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues
• Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors
• The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship
• The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers." (Choice, 2011)

"But of course, no Companion can say it all, and for what this one is trying to accomplish, it is a brilliant work. In the past several years, I have gone back to several of the original essays over and over again, and I'm sure I will do the same with some of the new ones." (Jesus Creed, 15 October 2011)

"This is a must-have book on the minister's bookshelf." (Regent's Reviews, 1 October 2011)

"But of course, no Companion can say it all, and for what this one is trying to accomplish, it is a brilliant work." (Theatrical Theology, 2011)

"This is a very fine book which deserves a place on the shelves of all those who love Walsingham and its parish church." (New Directions, 1 September 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405150514
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series, #25
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 922,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. His numerous books include The Peaceable Kingdom (2003) and Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir (2010).

Samuel Wells is Dean of Duke University Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School. His books include Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (2004), God's Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (2006), Power and Passion: Six Characters in Search of Resurrection (2007), Speaking the Truth (2008), and, with Ben Quash, Introducing Christian Ethics (2010).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors     x
Preface     xiii
Studying Ethics through Worship     1
Christian Ethics as Informed Prayer   Stanley Hauerwas   Samuel Wells     3
The Gift of the Church and the Gifts God Gives It   Stanley Hauerwas   Samuel Wells     13
Why Christian Ethics Was Invented   Stanley Hauerwas   Samuel Wells     28
How the Church Managed Before There Was Ethics   Stanley Hauerwas   Samuel Wells     39
Meeting God and One Another     51
Gathering: Worship, Imagination, and Formation   Philip Kenneson     53
Greeting: Beyond Racial Reconciliation   Emmanuel Katongole     68
Naming the Risen Lord: Embodied Discipleship and Masculinity   Amy Laura Hall     82
Being Reconciled: Penitence, Punishment, and Worship   John Berkman     95
Praising in Song: Beauty and the Arts   Kevin J. Vanhoozer     110
Collecting Praise: Global Culture Industries   Michael L. Budde     123
Re-encountering the Story     139
Reading the Scriptures: Rehearsing Identity, Practicing Character   Jim Fodor     141
Listening: Authority andObedience   Scott Bader-Saye     156
Proclaiming: Naming and Describing   Charles Pinches     169
Deliberating: Justice and Liberation   Daniel M. Bell, Jr     182
Discerning: Politics and Reconciliation   William T. Cavanaugh     196
Confessing the Faith: Reasoning in Tradition   Nicholas Adams     209
Being Embodied     223
Praying: Poverty   Kelly S. Johnson     225
Interceding: Giving Grief to Management   Michael Hanby     237
Being Baptized: Bodies and Abortion   Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt     250
Becoming One Body: Health Care and Cloning   M. Therese Lysaught     263
Becoming One Flesh: Marriage, Remarriage, and Sex   David Matzko McCarthy     276
Sharing Peace: Discipline and Trust   Paul J. Wadell     289
Re-enacting the Story     303
Offering: Treasuring the Creation   Ben Quash     305
Participating: Working toward Worship   R. R. Reno     319
Remembering: Offering our Gifts   D. Stephen Long   Tripp York     332
Invoking: Globalization and Power   Timothy Jarvis Gorringe      346
Breaking Bread: Peace and War   Gerald W. Schlabach     360
Receiving Communion: Euthanasia, Suicide, and Letting Die   Carole Bailey Stoneking     375
Sharing Communion: Hunger, Food, and Genetically Modified Foods   Robert Song     388
Eating Together: Friendship and Homosexuality   Joel James Shuman     401
Being Silent: Time in the Spirit   Michael S. Northcott     414
Being Thankful: Parenting the Mentally Disabled   Hans S. Reinders     427
Washing Feet: Preparation for Service   Mark Thiessen Nation     441
Being Commissioned     453
Being Blessed: Wealth, Property, and Theft   Stephen Fowl     455
Bearing Fruit: Conception, Children, and the Family   Joseph L. Mangina     468
Being Sent: Witness   Michael G. Cartwright     481
Afterword   Rowan Williams     495
Index     499
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