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Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today / Edition 3

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Overview

For two Decades, Evangelical Ethics has been regarded as one of the best treatments of contemporary ethical problems facing Christians. This third edition has new chapters on environmental ethics and the genetic revolution, and other chapters have been revised and updated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875526225
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/23/2004
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 461,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
1 Dimensions of Decision Making 13
Cases and Issues
Biblical Authority
Empirical and Deliberative Elements
Cases of Conflicting Obligation
Christian Ethics and Law in a Pluralistic Society
2 Contraception 27
From Ancient Times to Present
Modern Methods of Contraception
Moral Dimensions of Contraception
Related Issues
3 Reproductive Technologies 69
Artificial Insemination
Surrogate Mothers: Wombs for Rent
Sex Selection
In Vitro Fertilization
4 Divorce and Remarriage 99
Historical Trends
The Biblical Data
Summary and Conclusions
5 Homosexuality 113
Historical and Anthropological Perspectives
Medical Aspects
The Witness of Scripture
Theological and Pastoral Issues
Homosexuality and the Law
6 Abortion 137
Historical and Legal Background
Medical Aspects
The Psychological Dimension
Biblical, Theological, and Ethical Considerations
7 Infanticide and Euthanasia 167
Infanticide
Death, Dying, and Euthanasia
8 Capital Punishment 203
History and the Law
The Teachings of Scripture
Philosophical and Pragmatic Considerations
9 Civil Disobedience and Revolution 219
Civil Disobedience
Revolution and the Christian Conscience
10 War and Peace 239
War in Human History
The Morality of War: The Pre-Atomic Era
War and Peace in a Nuclear Age
11 Environmental Ethics: History, Issues, and Theology 263
Historical Perspectives on the Environmental Movement
Current Environmental Concerns
Biblical Foundations of Environmental Ethics
12 The Genetic Revolution 275
Historical Background
The Issues and the Terminology
Theological and Ethical Framework
Reflections on the Issues
Notes 289
Index of Scripture 341
Index of Persons 345
Index of Subjects 351
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