1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Christian Ethics

Edited By D. Stephen Long, Rebekah L. Miles Copyright 2023
    566 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Christian Ethics brings together two different but related disciplines; the first is contemplative or theoretical, asking what are the beliefs or doctrines that characterize Christianity, whilst the second is practical, asking what are the ethical practices that attend its teachings. The movement between the theoretical and practical aspects is not, however, one way, as doctrine and life are mutually informing. In this comprehensive volume, leading scholars address key topics, problems and debates in this hotly debated topic within a truly global context.

    Comprising over 35 chapters by a team of international contributors, the handbook is divided into three parts based on the three persons of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Within these sections, cutting-edge issues are examined, including:

    • God and genetics
    • War, peace, and violence
    • White supremacy
    • Creation and sexuality
    • Digital ethics
    • Transgender studies
    • Climate change
    • Immigration and refugees

    Adopting a practical approach that must consider new concerns that have arisen with recent social, political, and cultural shifts, The Routledge Companion to Christian Ethics is essential reading for students and researchers in Christian ethics, religious ethics and Christianity studies. The handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields such as ethics and philosophy.

    Editors’ Introduction

    D. Stephen Long and Rebekah L. Miles

    1. Ethics and the Triune God

    Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

    2. Creator, Creation, and Gender

    Karen Baker-Fletcher

    Part 1: God the Father

    3. God and Genetics

    Donna Yarri & Spencer S. Stober

    4. Creator, Christ, and Sexuality

    Robert Song

    5. Creation for a Just World: Racism in Architecture and Public Space

    Elise M. Edwards

    6. Providence and the Ethics of Governance

    Robin Lovin

    7. Providence and Neuroethics

    Neil Messer

    8. Natural and Divine Law

    Elisabeth Rain Kincaid

    9. Natural and Infused, the Ethics of Data

    D. Stephen Long

    10. Sin, Evil, and Global Inequality/ies

    E.D. Reed

    11. Grace and the Ethics of Work

    Kathryn Tanner

    12. Grace, Immigration, Refugees

    Ruben Rosario Rodriguez

    13. God (gods) and Religious Freedom: A Chinese Engagement

    Zhibin Xie

    Part 2: God the Son

    14. Christology and Disability: Perceiving Christ in the Face of the Disabled

    Brian Brock

    15. Mariology: Marriage, Singleness, and Family

    Jana Marguerite Bennett

    16. Abortion Reframed: An Ethic of Care in a Liberationist-Marian Context

    Debra Dean Murphy

    17. Incarnation, Climate Change, and Disembodiment

    Jonathan Tran

    18. Incarnation, Jubilee, and Rural Ethics

    Justin Barringer

    19. Crucifixion and Violence

    Kevin Carnahan

    20. Crucifixion, Torture, and Capital Punishment

    Tobias Winright

    21. Resurrection and Queer Identity

    Lisa Powell

    22. Judgment, Sex Trafficking and Bonded Labor

    Chris Gooding

    23. Eucharistic Misogynoir in Words and Institutions: Bondage, Labor, and the Ethics of Care

    Oluwatomisin Oredein

    24. Eschatology and Political Ethics

    Tom James and David True

    Part 3: God the Holy Spirit

    25. Pneumatology, Restorative Justice, and Prison Abolition

    Nathaniel Grimes, Kathyrn Getek Soltis, Vincent Lloyd

    26. Worship, Freedom, and Liberation

    Daniel M. Bell Jr.

    27. White American Evangelicals and a Populist Ethic

    Marcia Pally

    28. Sacramental Biopolitics After COVID-19

    M. Therese Lysaught

    29. Preaching, Language, and Truth

    Jason Byassee

    30. Sin, US Settler Colonialism, and the Holy Spirit

    Lisa Dellinger

    31. Prayer and Baptism, Calmly Considered: Black Atlantic Churches, Martin Luther King Jr., and Economic Rights

    Theodore Walker Jr.

    32. Liturgy, Libertad, Liberation: Reflections from the American Global South

    Edgardo Colón-Emeric

    33. Sabbath, Jubilee, and Christian Socialism

    Joshua Davis

    34. Covenant vs. Contract: Engineering in the Spirit

    Brad J. Kallenberg

    35. Gender Identity, Redemption, and Sanctification

    Scott Bader-Saye

    36. Deification: Artificial Intelligence, Work and War

    Mark Graves

    37. Resurrection of the Body: Posthuman Evolution

    Brent Waters

    38. New Creation and Digital Society

    Kate Ott

    39. New Creation: An Ethics of Dying and Hope

    Rebekah L. Miles.



    D. Stephen Long is Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University, USA.

    Rebekah L. Miles is Susanna Wesley Professor of Practical Theology and Ethics at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, USA.