Ethics: A Concise Handbook on Contemporary Issues

Ethics: A Concise Handbook on Contemporary Issues

by Charles Craig Lantz, Dr Charles Craig Lantz
     
 
This concise handbook on "ethics" will address many issues that our culture is struggling with that force people, many times, to make "tough choices" between "right" and "wrong." Ethical questions are life questions that people encounter in the process of living and to which they respond in the reality of their own lives. All activity implies such a taking of

Overview

This concise handbook on "ethics" will address many issues that our culture is struggling with that force people, many times, to make "tough choices" between "right" and "wrong." Ethical questions are life questions that people encounter in the process of living and to which they respond in the reality of their own lives. All activity implies such a taking of positions. Human activity is never a merely external relationship to or a manipulation of objects. Human activities involve a relationship to the reality in which humans always find themselves, which determines who they are, and which places them under obligations. The awareness of the inner responsibility involved in the reality of human life finds expression in the questions of ethics. Part One of this concise handbook will address the concept of "Christian ethics" and, will maintain the position that apart of God's word and His divine law, we are left to subjectivism and moral relativity. This study will investigate Utilitarianism, Deontological Ethics, Antinomianism, Situationism, Generalism, Conflicting Absolutism, and Graded Absolutism. These ethical options will be explored and examined. In addition to this, Biblical ethics will attempt to answer these questions, What is truth? What is biblical morality? What is the basis of the nature of God's law in relationship to theological concepts such as Mercy, Justice, Righteousness, and Faithfulness? In Part Two of this handbook, the author will address the following ethical issues: Homosexuality, Abortion, Feminism, Capital Punishment, Death Ethics: Euthanasia, Biomedical Ethics - dealing with the Medical Implications of Artificial Insemination, and the issue of Surrogate Mothers. Although by no means an exhaustive study on the foundation of Christian ethics, and contemporary ethical issues, this concise handbook is a MUST read for pastors, church leaders, and followers of Christ who want to be equipped with "knowledge" so that they are able to more effectively minister to this current culture facing an on-slot of ethical crises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470129392
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Craig Lantz, M.A., Ph.D. is a passionate BIBLE and THEOLOGY scholar, he has ministry experience in college and youth ministry, and has been involved in several mission outreaches overseas to Europe in Ireland, Germany, England, Holland, and Norway, as well as outreaches in South America to the Capital of Brazil, Rio De Janerio. Lantz graduated from Western Michigan University in 1986, with a Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending WMU he became very involved in student ministry, campus evangelism, and desired to serve GOD on a full-time basis ministering primarily to college and university students until retiring in 2004. During his days of campus ministry, Lantz earned graduate and post-graduate degree's in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies. He has authored 12 books and is currently working on a Doctor of Theology degree with a focus in APOLOGETICS.

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