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Wogaman (Christian ethics, emeritus, Wesley Theological Seminary; Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction) adds to the academic literature on moral decision making with a brief and accessible work directed to Christian students. Intending to help readers debate ethical issues and make sound moral judgments in a Christian context, Wogaman proposes that God acts as a value center connecting ethics with the universal, allowing us to escape some of the problems of moral relativism. In the book's second half, Wogaman explores some difficult moral dilemmas such as abortion, affirmative action, and environmentalism. The author's liberal perspective comes through, and he does address some common conservative religious and secular arguments. However, the work would be more useful if he could adequately account for how two individuals holding the same Christian presumptions can come to radically different moral conclusions. Of little practical value for those who feel secure in their choices without recourse to theology, this work can help members of the Christian community come to their own moral conclusions while remaining true to their faith. Recommended for academic libraries.