Reflecting the Divine Image: Christian Ethics in Wesleyan Perspective

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H. Ray Dunning uses the lens of Wesleyan thought to examine issues of ethical methodology and then shows how an ethic based on the "imago Dei" shapes our relation to God, to one another, and to the earth.
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Overview

H. Ray Dunning uses the lens of Wesleyan thought to examine issues of ethical methodology and then shows how an ethic based on the "imago Dei" shapes our relation to God, to one another, and to the earth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592443765
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 1,275,121

Meet the Author

H. Ray Dunning, widely recognized as a premier Wesleyan theologian, was for more than three decades Professor of Theology at Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville). He is a former president of the Wesleyan Theological Society. His books include the systematic theology 'Grace, Faith and Holiness.'

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Factors That Affect Moral Seriousness 11
2 The Need for a Theological Ethic 17
3 Important Concepts for Ethical Reflection 27
4 Image of God: Destiny and Disaster 41
5 Salvation as Restoration 55
6 Christian Ethics: For the People of God 63
7 The Image as Relation to God 77
8 The Image as Relation to Others 85
9 The Church as Context for Christian Ethics 97
10 The Image as Relation to the Earth 109
11 The Image as Relation to Self 115
12 The Church and Ethical Action 123
13 Creation Ethics and the Image of God 129
Notes 139
Bibliography 149
Subject and Person Index 153
Scripture Index 155
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