Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics

Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics

Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics

Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics

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Overview

This introductory textbook establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, helping Christians embody their faith in the practices of discipleship. Clearly, accessibly, and creatively written, it has been well received as a text for courses in Christian ethics. The repackaged edition has updated language and recent relevant resources, and it includes a new afterword by Wesley Vander Lugt and Benjamin D. Wayman that explores the reception and ongoing significance of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960115
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Edition description: Repackaged Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 457,826
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Samuel Wells (PhD, University of Durham) is vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church at Trafalgar Square in London and visiting professor of Christian ethics at King's College. He previously taught at Duke University. Wells is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Be Not Afraid.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the 2018 Edition
Introduction
Part 1: Plowing
1. Ethics as Theology
2. Theology as Narrative
3. Narrative as Drama
4. Drama as Improvisation
Part 2: Planting
5. Forming Habits
6. Assessing Status
7. Accepting and Blocking
8. Questioning Givens
9. Incorporating Gifts
10. Reincorporating the Lost
Part 3: Reaping
11. A Threatening Offer: Human Evil
12. A Threatening Offer: Flawed Creation
13. A Promising Offer: Perfectible Bodies
14. A Promising Offer: Unlimited Food
Epilogue
Afterword Wesley Vander Lugt and Benjamin D. Wayman
Indexes
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