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Overview

Robin Gill's A Textbook of Christian Ethics continues to be popular with students and lecturers - it is difficult to find another textbook in the field that combines primary texts with extensive analysis and commentary. This 4th edition has been extensively revised and it incorporates up-to-date developments in the field of Christian ethics. Gill retains all the popular features of the previous editions, including its layout and structure, and in this new edition he also focuses on current debates, including such topics as global Christianity, global economics, euthanasia and global justice or the environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567292803
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/6/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Gill is the Michael Ramsay Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Structure 1
System of Analysis 3
The Texts: Augustine, Aquinas and Luther 30
The Extracts 48
Method of Study 50
Sect. 1 Methodology
Augustine 'God's Foreknowledge and Human Free-will' from The City of God 64
Aquinas 'Natural Law' from Summa Theologica 76
Luther from Treatise on Good Works 88
Bonhoeffer 'Ethics and Christian Ethics' from Ethics 107
Fletcher from Situation Ethics 113
Copleston 'Objections to Natural Law' from Aquinas 120
John Paul II 'The Crisis of Moral Truth' from Veritatis Splendor 127
Fiorenza 'Ethics and Feminist Theology' 133
Sect. 2 Politics, Economics and Justice
Augustine 'The Earthly and Heavenly Cities' from The City of God 151
Aquinas from On Princely Government 164
Luther from Trade and Usury 176
Barth 'God's Judgment on Political Revolutions' from The Epistle to the Romans 206
Berdyaev 'Politics and the Spirit' from Freedom and the Spirit 213
Niebuhr 'The Conflict Between Individual and Social Morality' from Moral Man and Immoral Society 218
Temple from Christianity and Social Order 224
John XXIII 'Towards a World Government' from Pacem in Terris 231
Miranda 'Justice and Almsgiving' from Marx and the Bible 241
Sect. 3 War and Peace
Augustine 'The Just War' from Reply to Faustus the Manichaean 266
Aquinas 'War, Christians and the Clergy' from Summa Theologica 277
Luther from Whether Soldiers, too, Can be Saved 289
Welty 'Wars of Aggression and Defence' from A Handbook of Christian Social Ethics 313
Ramsey from Who Speaks for the Church? 321
US Catholic Bishops from The Challenge of Peace 328
Hauerwas 'Pacifism: Some Philosophical Considerations' 339
Bonino 'Liberation Theology and Peace' from Revolutionary Theology Comes of Age 345
Sect. 4 The Environment
Augustine from The Literal Meaning of Genesis 367
Aquinas 'Creation and Divine Providence' from Summa Contra Gentiles 380
Luther from Commentary on Genesis 1.26-31 390
White 'The Theological Roots of our Ecological Crisis' 408
Gregorios 'Ecology and the World Council of Churches' 417
Abraham 'Liberation and Eco-Justice' 427
Clark 'Christian Responsibility for the Environment' 436
McFague 'An Earthly Theological Agenda' 444
Sect. 5 Human Life and Interpersonal Relationships
Augustine 'Suicide' from The City of God 466
Aquinas 'Fornication and Marriage' from Summa Contra Gentiles 479
Luther from On the Jews and Their Lies 495
Fletcher 'Euthanasia' from Morals and Medicine 515
Ware 'Marriage and Divorce - an Orthodox Perspective' 522
Paul VI 'Birth Control' from Humanae Vitae 533
WCC 'Churches Against Racism' 542
Ruether 'Western Christianity and Zionism' 549
Bibliography and indexes 567
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