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Applying Christian Ethics to everyday issues.

An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. The main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Use a Christian method of making moral decisions.
  • View issues from a Christian perspective.

Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205897851 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205897858

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"There are quite a few texts out in Christian Ethics. I have been quite dedicated to the Crook text because I think it offers the broadest viewpoint and it deals with issues." - Cindy Wesley, Lambuth University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205897858
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/21/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,312,337
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethics and Christian Ethics

Chapter 1: An Overview of Ethics

Chapter 2: Alternatives to Christian Ethics

Chapter 3: Alternatives within Christian Ethics

Part 2: Ethics and Christian Faith

Chapter 4: Sources of Guidance

Chapter 5: Biblical Ethics

Chapter 6: Faith Working Through Love

Part 3: Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Chapter 7: Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship

Chapter 8: Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

Chapter 9: Christian Ethics and Ethnicity

Chapter 10: The Status of Women

Chapter 11: Citizenship in a Democracy

Chapter 12: Punishment for Crime

Chapter 13: War and the Quest for Peace

Chapter 14: Work, Property, and Community

Chapter 15: The Care of Creation


2. Full Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethics and Christian Ethics

Chapter 1: An Overview of Ethics

Definitions

Subject Matter

Assumptions

Cautions

Chapter 2: Alternatives to Christian Ethics

Religious Systems

Humanism

Objectivism

Behaviorism

Chapter 3: Alternatives within Christian Ethics

Obeying External Authority

Making Personal Decisions

Transforming Society

Part 2: Ethics and Christian Faith

Chapter 4: Sources of Guidance

The Bible

The Christian Community

Personal Experience

Chapter 5: Biblical Ethics

The Hebrew Scripture

Jesus and the Gospels

The Ethical Teachings of Paul

Chapter 6: Faith Working Through Love

Theological Premises

Faith

Love (Agape)

Decision

Part 3: Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues

Chapter 7: Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship

The Current Scene

A Christian Interpretation of Sexuality

A Christian Interpretation of Marriage

Homosexuality and the Christian Faith

Living-Together Arrangements

Chapter 8: Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

Abortion

Biomedical Parenting

Responsible Parenting

Cloning

Stem Cell Research

Organ Transplants

The Care of the Dying

Chapter 9: Christian Ethics and Ethnicity

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Changes in the Social Structure

A Christian Approach

Chapter 10: The Status of Women

Images of Women

Women and the Law

Women and Employment

The Feminist Movement

Women and the Scripture

A Christian Approach to Current Issues

Chapter 11: Citizenship in a Democracy

American Democratic Government

Biblical Teachings

The Christian as Citizen

Chapter 12: Punishment for Crime

The Concept of Punishment

The Rights of Victims

Capital Punishment

Chapter 13: War and the Quest for Peace

The Bible and War

Christianity and Traditional Warfare

Christianity and Modern Warfare

Christianity and Terrorism

Christianity and Preemptive Warfare

The Quest for Peace

Chapter 14: Work, Property, and Community

The Context: Capitalism

A Christian Perspective on Property

A Christian Perspective on Work

Personal Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order

Social Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order

Ideals and Economics

Chapter 15: The Care of Creation

The Ecological Problem

The Well-being of Animals

Biblical Concepts

Theological Reflection

Suggestions for Involvement

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