Transformation Ethics: Developing the Christian Moral Imagination

Transformation Ethics: Developing the Christian Moral Imagination

by Thomas R. McFaul
     
 

Transformation Ethics develops a new framework for Christian moral reasoning called Transformation Ethics and applies it to three of the 21st century's most pressing ethical dilemmas. Author Thomas McFaul builds on the premise that the bridge leading from faith to action is the moral imagination. The Transformation framework synthesizes the strengths of four of

Overview

Transformation Ethics develops a new framework for Christian moral reasoning called Transformation Ethics and applies it to three of the 21st century's most pressing ethical dilemmas. Author Thomas McFaul builds on the premise that the bridge leading from faith to action is the moral imagination. The Transformation framework synthesizes the strengths of four of Christianity's major traditions of moral reasoning: Faith-Love, Moral Law, Character, and Justice-Liberation. The two hyphenated pairs of Faith and Love and of Justice and Liberation reflect the close coupling of these terms throughout the history of Christian Ethics. Transformation Ethics traces the historic development of these four traditions from the Old Testament to the Modern eras and then integrates their strengths to create the Transformation framework. Using the Transformation framework, McFaul offers solution to the moral challenges that surround capital punishment, genetic modification, and homosexuality.

Editorial Reviews

Calvin Theological Journal
A success. [Makes] sense of the many strands of Christian ethics and present[s] them in a way that is accessible to students and useful for teachers…
— Kent Van Til
Religious Studies Review
This is a valuable and highly accessible volume, recommended to students of Christian ethics.
— Timothy M. Renick, Georgia State University
Calvin Theological Journal - Kent Van Til
A success. [Makes] sense of the many strands of Christian ethics and present[s] them in a way that is accessible to students and useful for teachers…
Religious Studies Review - Timothy M. Renick
This is a valuable and highly accessible volume, recommended to students of Christian ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761824565
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/23/2002
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.76(d)

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Meet the Author

Thomas R. McFaul is Professor of Ethics and Religious Studies and Coordinator of Cultural Events, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois.

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