An Introduction to Christian Ethics uses a Christian approach while encouraging students to consider a variety of current ethical issues and apply relevant biblical and theological concepts to these issues. The main goal of the text is to acquaint students with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to use a Christian method of making moral decisions and view issues from a Christian perspective.
Table of Contents
1. Brief Table of Contents Part 1: Ethics and Christian Ethics Chapter 1: An Overview of Ethics Chapter 2: Alternatives to Christian Ethics Chapter 3: Alternatives within Christian Ethics Part 2: Ethics and Christian Faith Chapter 4: Sources of Guidance Chapter 5: Biblical Ethics Chapter 6: Faith Working Through Love Part 3: Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues Chapter 7: Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship Chapter 8: Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Chapter 9: Christian Ethics and Ethnicity Chapter 10: The Status of Women Chapter 11: Citizenship in a Democracy Chapter 12: Punishment for Crime Chapter 13: War and the Quest for Peace Chapter 14: Work, Property, and Community Chapter 15: The Care of Creation 2. Full Table of Contents Part 1: Ethics and Christian Ethics Chapter 1: An Overview of Ethics Definitions Subject Matter Assumptions Cautions Chapter 2: Alternatives to Christian Ethics Religious Systems Humanism Objectivism Behaviorism Chapter 3: Alternatives within Christian Ethics Obeying External Authority Making Personal Decisions Transforming Society Part 2: Ethics and Christian Faith Chapter 4: Sources of Guidance The Bible The Christian Community Personal Experience Chapter 5: Biblical Ethics The Hebrew Scripture Jesus and the Gospels The Ethical Teachings of Paul Chapter 6: Faith Working Through Love Theological Premises Faith Love (Agape) Decision Part 3: Christian Ethics and Contemporary Issues Chapter 7: Sexuality and the Marriage Relationship The Current Scene A Christian Interpretation of Sexuality A Christian Interpretation of Marriage Homosexuality and the Christian Faith Living-Together Arrangements Chapter 8: Life and Death: Issues in Biomedical Ethics Abortion Biomedical Parenting Responsible Parenting Cloning Stem Cell Research Organ Transplants The Care of the Dying Chapter 9: Christian Ethics and Ethnicity Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination Changes in the Social Structure A Christian Approach Chapter 10: The Status of Women Images of Women Women and the Law Women and Employment The Feminist Movement Women and the Scripture A Christian Approach to Current Issues Chapter 11: Citizenship in a Democracy American Democratic Government Biblical Teachings The Christian as Citizen Chapter 12: Punishment for Crime The Concept of Punishment The Rights of Victims Capital Punishment Chapter 13: War and the Quest for Peace The Bible and War Christianity and Traditional Warfare Christianity and Modern Warfare Christianity and Terrorism Christianity and Preemptive Warfare The Quest for Peace Chapter 14: Work, Property, and Community The Context: Capitalism A Christian Perspective on Property A Christian Perspective on Work Personal Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order Social Issues in an Impersonal Economic Order Ideals and Economics Chapter 15: The Care of Creation The Ecological Problem The Well-being of Animals Biblical Concepts Theological Reflection Suggestions for Involvement
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