Ethics after Christendom: Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic

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Ethics after Christendom proposes that the special moral challenge facing churches in post-Christian societies is to center Christian ethics ecclesially while also keeping it both evangelical and catholic. Siding with the diagnosis that North American Christendom has drawn to an end, Vigen Guroian provides an analysis of the present cultural context in which Christian ethics must now be done, discusses the role of churches after Christendom, and shows - through the application of ecclesial ethics to family, ...
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Overview

Ethics after Christendom proposes that the special moral challenge facing churches in post-Christian societies is to center Christian ethics ecclesially while also keeping it both evangelical and catholic. Siding with the diagnosis that North American Christendom has drawn to an end, Vigen Guroian provides an analysis of the present cultural context in which Christian ethics must now be done, discusses the role of churches after Christendom, and shows - through the application of ecclesial ethics to family, medicine, and ecology - how liturgy enriches and deepens the Christian ethical vision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592447671
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Pages: 216

Meet the Author

Vigen Guroian is Professor of Theology at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland. He has also served on the faculty of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Seminary in Baltimore. Guroian is the author of 'Incarnate Love: Essays on Orthodox Ethics' and 'Faith, Church, Mission: Essays for Renewal in the Armenian Church'.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I Prospects and Sources for an Ecclesial Christian Ethic
1 Is Christian Ethics Any Longer Possible? 11
2 Tradition and Ethics: Prospects in a Liberal Society 29
3 The Bible in Orthodox Ethics: A Liturgical Reading 53
II The Churches after Christendom
4 The Struggle for the Soul of the Church: American Reflections 83
5 Church and Armenian Nationhood: A Bonhoefferian Reflection on the National Church 102
III Applied Ecclesial Ethics: Family, Medicine, and the Creation
6 Family and Christian Virtue: Reflections on the Ecclesial Vision of John Chrysostom 133
7 Ecological Ethics: An Ecclesial Event 155
8 Death and Dying in the Orthodox Liturgical Tradition: Toward a Pastoral Ethic of Dying Well 175
Index of Subjects and Names 200
Index of Scripture References 205
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