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Christian Ethics and the Church: Ecclesial Foundations for Moral Thought and Practice

Christian Ethics and the Church: Ecclesial Foundations for Moral Thought and Practice

by Philip Turner
Christian Ethics and the Church: Ecclesial Foundations for Moral Thought and Practice

Christian Ethics and the Church: Ecclesial Foundations for Moral Thought and Practice

by Philip Turner

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Overview

This book introduces Christian ethics from a theological perspective. Philip Turner, widely recognized as a leading expert in the field, explores the intersection of moral theology and ecclesiology, arguing that the focus of Christian ethics should not be personal holiness or social reform but the common life of the church. A theology of moral thought and practice must take its cues from the notion that human beings, upon salvation, are redeemed and called into a life oriented around the community of the church. This book distills a senior scholar's life work and will be valued by students of Christian ethics, theology, and ecclesiology.


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ISBN-13: 9781441223203
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Philip Turner (PhD, Princeton University), now retired, is an Episcopal priest and the author or editor of several books. He lives in Austin, Texas. He previously taught at the General Theological Seminary in New York and served as dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.
Philip Turner (PhD, Princeton University) is an Episcopal priest and the author or editor of several books, including The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church. Now retired, he previously served as professor of Christian ethics at the General Theological Seminary in New York and as dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. More recently, he served as interim dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest and interim rector at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
Part 1: The Focus of Christian Ethics: Three Accounts
1. John Cassian's Ethic of Individual Salvation
2. Walter Rauschenbusch's Ethic of Social Redemption
3. John Howard Yoder's Ethic of Communal Witness
Part 2: A Prismatic Case: The Epistle to the Ephesians
4. The Goal and Basis of Life Together in Christ: A Reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (Part One)
5. The Character of Life Together in Christ: A Reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (Part Two)
Part 3: Possible Exceptions
6. Possible Exceptions: The Self
7. Possible Exceptions: Society
Part 4: The Shape of an Ecclesial Ethic
8. The Goal, Basis, and Character of an Ecclesial Ethic
9. The Ecclesial Setting of a Devout and Holy Life
10. An Ecclesial View of Life in Civil Society
11. An Ecclesial View of Life within Political Society (Part One)
12. An Ecclesial View of Life within Political Society (Part Two)
Afterword
Indexes

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