The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates.

The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to the discipline. Thirty of the world's most distinguished specialists provide new essays in order to offer a survey of and analysis of the subject. Ethics is first placed firmly within the Christian theological tradition, from which thought and action can never be neatly separated. Four sections then explore the sources of Christian moral knowledge (scripture, divine commands, church tradition, reason and natural law, experience); the structure of the Christian life (vocation, virtue, rules, responsibility, death); the spirit of the Christian life (faith, hope, love); and the spheres of the Christian life (government, family, economy, culture, church). The final section of the Handbook contains essays discussing and evaluating certain scholarly works that have in the past influentially offered (different) visions of how best to structure the field of theological ethics. Unlike any other book now available, the Handbook's unrivalled breadth and depth make it the definitive reference work for all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Christian ethics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199262113
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 10/20/2005
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Meilaender is Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor in Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University. William Werpehowski is Professor of Christian Ethics, Villanova University.

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Table of Contents

I. Dogmatics and Ethics
1. Creation and Ethics, Lisa Sowle Cahill
2. Redemption and Ethics, Russell Reno
3. Eschatology and Ethics, Kathryn Tanner
4. Ecclesiology and Ethics, Bernd Wannenwetsch
5. Divine Grace and Ethics, Gilbert Meilaender
II. Sources of Moral Knowledge
6. Scripture, William Spohn
7. Divine Commands, Lois Malcolm
8. Tradition of the Church, Philip Turner
9. Reason and Natural Law, Stephen Pope
10. Experience, Douglas Ottati
III. The Structure of the Christian Life
11. Vocation, Max Stackhouse
12. Virtue, Jean Porter
13. Rules, Richard Miller
14. Responsibility, Gerald McKenny
15. Death, Darlene Weaver
IV. The Spirit of the Christian Life
16. Faith, Gene Outka
17. Hope, John Webster
18. Love, Amy Laura Hall
V. Spheres of the Christian Life
19. Christians and Government, Robert Benne
20. Christians and Family, Sondra Wheeler
21. Christians and Economics, Harlan Beckley
22. Christians and Culture, Vigen Guroian
23. Christians and the Church, Paul Griffiths
VI. The Structure of Theological Ethics: Books that Give Shape to the Field
24. Ernst Troelsch, Social Teachings of the Christian Churches, William Schweiker
25. Anders Nygren, Agape and Eros, William Werpehowski
26. Kenneth Kirk, Vision of God, David H. Smith
27. H. R. Niebuhr, Christ and Culture, Diane Yeager
28. R. Niebuhr, Nature and Destiny of Man, Robin Lovin
29. John Mahoney, The Making of Moral Theology, James Keenan
30. Papal Social Encyclicals, Stanley Hauerwas

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