Christian ethics : four views
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- Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2017
. . Index: p. 217-221
- The field of Christian ethics is the subject of frequent conversation as Christians seek to understand how to live faithfully within a pluralistic society. The range of ethical systems and moral philosophies available can be confusing to people seeking clarity about what the different theories mean for everyday life. Christian Ethics: Four Views presents a dialogue between four main approaches to ethics in the Christian tradition. Virtue ethics focuses less on the action itself and more on the virtuous character of the moral agent. A divine command approach looks instead at whether an action has been commanded by God, in which case it is morally right. Natural law ethics argues for a universal, objective morality grounded in nature. Finally, prophetic ethics judges what is morally right in light of a biblical understanding of divine justice and shalom. The four views and their proponents are as follows:
• Brad J. Kallenberg: Virtue Ethics
• John Hare: Divine Command Ethics
• Claire Peterson: Natural Law Ethics
• Peter Heltzel: Prophetic Ethics
Christian Ethics: Four Views, edited by noted ethicist Steve Wilkens, presents an accessible introduction to the key positions in Christian ethics today.
- Number of Page(s)
- vii, 221 p.
- 23 cm.
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Summary / Review / Table of Content
Virtue ethics / Brad J. Kallenberg --
Natural law / Claire Brown Peterson --
Divine command theory / John Hare --
Prophetic ethics / Peter Goodwin Heltzel.
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