Making Ethical Decisions / Edition 1

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Overview

Each day individuals make choices that have moral implications. Whether the choices concern major or minor issues, they involve questions that often confuse Christians. This practical book helps establish a basis for ethical decision making by providing principles and showing how those principles can be applied.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664240646
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1987
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 0.28 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Louis B. Weeks is President Emeritus of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He formerly served as a stated supply pastor and as a missionary in the Presbyterian Church in Congo (then Zaire). He has written broadly about church history, ethics, development, administration, the Bible, pastoral care, and ministry. His books include To Be a Presbyterian, The Presbyterian Presence: Bible Words That Shape a Faith, and Making Ethical Decisions.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 11
Part 1 Questions About Christian Living
1 What Shall I Do? 21
What Is an Ethical Decision? 23
A Look at History 25
Christian Principles and Human Situations 27
2 How Do I Choose? 30
Community and Commitment 32
Character and Ethics 34
What Is a Case? 36
3 How Shall I Live? 39
Am I a Saint? 41
Am I a Disciple? 42
Am I a Pilgrim? 44
Am I Telling a Story? 45
Am I Born Again? 47
4 How Shall I Grow? 48
Do We Develop in Stages? 50
Do Adults Move Through "Moral Stages"? 51
Does Gender ake a Difference? 53
What About "Stages in Life"? 54
Other Factors in Decision Making 55
Part 2 The Cases
5 Decisions in Personal and Family Life 59
"This House Is a Mess!" 59
Second Home 63
Global-Village Living 67
Clark Roberts and the Previous-Life Reading 71
6 Decisions in Ministry 76
The Death of Fanny Grimes 76
Easter Sunrise 80
The Psychology Today Questionnaire 88
Deadline: March 14 93
7 Decisions in Vocation and Political Life 98
Bradley Johnson, Volunteer 98
"You Get Back What You Sow" 102
Planning Monday 105
Expense Account Blues 114
Further Reading 117
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