Classic theories of Aristotle, Kant, and Mill have influenced Christian thought in morality and ethics for centuries. But they can go only so far, Wyndy Corbin Reuschling writes in Reviving Evangelical Ethics. While the philosophers' approach to three key elements--virtue, duty, and utility--have been used widely in forming ethical and moral practices, Corbin Reuschling sees spiritual danger in their limitations. She probes deeply to deconstruct each philosophy, then reconstructs a broader, biblically based framework for personal and group ethics. This introductory text provides helpful biblical and theological reflection for students of Christian ethics.
Wyndy Corbin Reuschling (PhD, Drew University) is associate professor of ethics and theology at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. She has written for publications such as The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Ashland Theological Journal.
Introduction: Why Evangelical Ethics Needs Reviving
1. Classic Models of Morality: Immanuel Kant on Duty, John Stuart Mill on Utility, and Aristotle on Virtue
2. Trust and Obey? Another Way for Scripture and Ethics
3. We've a Story to Tell: Which One and Why?
4. Sweet Hour of Prayer: Save Me from the World's Cares
5. Reviving Evangelical Ethics: Moral Conscience, Community, and Competency
Conclusion: Practices for Reviving Evangelical Ethics