A thorough examination of many aspects of morality through the lens of Christianity, this book, originally published in 1939, is philosophical in its approach to assessing religion. It compares moral traditions of many world religions and describes their changes over time as well. Written accessibly, this is a fascinating outlay of moral theology.
Table of Contents
1. Religion and Morality i 2. Religion and Morality ii 3. The Ethics of Jesus: Their Retributive Character 4. The Ethics of Jesus: Their Disinterestedness and Altruism 5. The Ethics of Jesus Concluded 6. The Ethics of Paul 7. Theological Doctrine Before Augustine 8. Later Theological Doctrines 9. Asceticism 10. The Sacraments 11. Christianity and the Regard for Human Life i 12. Christianity and the Regard for Human Life ii 13. Christianity and Economics 14. Christianity and Slavery 15. Christianity and the Regard for Truth 16. Christianity and Marriage 17. Christianity and Divorce 18. Christianity and Irregular Sex Relations 19. Christianity and the Regard for the Lower Animals 20. Summary and Concluding Remarks