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Christian Ethics and Moral Philosophy: An Introduction to Issues and Approaches

Christian Ethics and Moral Philosophy: An Introduction to Issues and Approaches

by Craig A. Boyd, Don Thorsen

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This introductory textbook presents Christian philosophical and theological approaches to ethics. Combining their expertise in philosophy and theology, the authors explain the beliefs, values, and practices of various Christian ethical viewpoints, addressing biblical teachings as well as traditional ethical theories that contribute to informed moral decision-making. Each chapter begins with Words to Watch and includes a relevant case study on a vexing ethical issue, such as caring for the environment, human sexuality, abortion, capital punishment, war, and euthanasia. End-of-chapter reflection questions, illustrations, and additional information tables are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493415502
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Craig A. Boyd (PhD, Saint Louis University) is professor of philosophy at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Don Thorsen (PhD, Drew University) is professor of theology and director of the Master of Divinity program at Azusa Pacific Seminary in Azusa, California.

Table of Contents

1. Varieties of Ethics and Moral Thought
Case Study: Violence against Women and Children
2. Ethics in the Hebrew Scriptures
Case Study: Care for the Environment
3. Ethics in the Christian Scriptures
Case Study: The Nearest and the Neediest
4. Divine Command Theory
Case Study: Intervention, Exemptions, and Conscience
5. Natural Law Ethics
Case Study: Human Sexuality
6. Individualistic Ethics
Case Study: Abortion
7. Kantian Ethics
Case Study: Capital Punishment
8. Utilitarianism
Case Study: War
9. Continental Ethics
Case Study: Euthanasia
10. Virtue Ethics
Case Study: Lying
Epilogue: Love and Christian Ethics
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