Ethics In The Community Of Promise / Edition 2

Ethics In The Community Of Promise / Edition 2

by James M. Jr. Childs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800637976

ISBN-13: 9780800637972

Pub. Date: 07/01/2006

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

In this excellent and accessible introduction, now in a second edition, Childs helpfully articulates the shared features of Christian faith and shows how that communal commitment forms our values, character, virtues, and "eagerness to do what is right." Who we are informs what we choose. This dynamic, dialogical basis for ethics is an open framework. Childs applies it…  See more details below

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In this excellent and accessible introduction, now in a second edition, Childs helpfully articulates the shared features of Christian faith and shows how that communal commitment forms our values, character, virtues, and "eagerness to do what is right." Who we are informs what we choose. This dynamic, dialogical basis for ethics is an open framework. Childs applies it to a host of tough, real-life dilemmas such as affirmative action, end-of-life decisions, medical ethics, truth telling, environmental justice, and war-making.

Previously published by Fortress Press in 1992 as Faith, Formation, and Decision, the new edition updates discussions throughout, adds numerous cases and illustrations, adds questions for discussion and items for further reading, and contains a new section on courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800637972
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
413,140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Faith
1Ethics and the congregation3
2Grace, faith, and the good13
3Hope and witness : ethics as anticipation23
Pt. 2Formation
4Formed by love37
5Poverty of spirit48
6Solidarity in suffering61
7Mercy and peace74
Pt. 3Decision
8Dialogical ethics91
9Autonomy111
10Justice127
11Sanctity of life144
12Truth-telling and promise-keeping162
App. 1A theology for outreach179
App. 2The stem-cell bill181
App. 3The just war debate185
App. 4Sexual ethics and parental responsibility189

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