Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

by Glen H. Stassen, David P. Gushee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830826688

ISBN-13: 9780830826681

Pub. Date: 01/17/2003

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

A Christianity Today 2004 Book of the Year

In this masterful and innovative book Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee join profound ethical reflection with faith in Jesus Christ, a life of discipleship and the hope of the present and coming kingdom of God. The result is a challenging, comprehensive treatment of Christian ethics centered on the life and teachings of

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A Christianity Today 2004 Book of the Year

In this masterful and innovative book Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee join profound ethical reflection with faith in Jesus Christ, a life of discipleship and the hope of the present and coming kingdom of God. The result is a challenging, comprehensive treatment of Christian ethics centered on the life and teachings of Jesus.

Drawing on detailed studies of the Sermon on the Mount, Stassen and Gushee shed light on the whole of biblical ethical teaching as it relates to a wide range of issues, including peacemaking, just war, nonviolence, sexuality and gender roles, marriage and divorce, race, economics, care of creation, prayer and politics.

Their work yields neither an impossible idealism, nor an abstract ethical system, nor a generic religious legalism. Rather Stassen and Gushee set forth a holistic ethic that motivates us and provides us with a practical basis for living under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830826681
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/17/2003
Pages:
538
Sales rank:
153,537
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
PrefaceSection 1: The Reign of God and Christian Character
1. The Reign of God
2. Virtues of Kingdom People
3. Holistic Character EthicsSection 2: The Way of Jesus and Prophetic Authority
4. Authority and Scripture
5. The Form and Function of Moral Norms
6. The Transforming Initiatives of the Sermon on the MountSection 3: The Gospel of Life
7. Just War, Nonviolence and Just Peacemaking
8. Sowing the Seeks of Peace
9. Restorative Penalties for Homicide
10. Valuing Life at Its Beginnings
11. Valuing Life at Its End
12. New Frontiers in BiotechnologySection 4: Male and Female
13. Marriage and Divorce
14. Sexuality
15. Gender RolesSection 5: The Central Norms of Christian Ethics
16. Love
17. JusticeSection 6: Relationships of Justice and Love
18. Truthtelling
19. Race
20. Economics
21. Care of the CreationSection 7: A Passion for God's Reign
22. Prayer
23. Politics
24. Practices
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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