Every day we are confronted by challenging societal problems, from
poverty and institutional racism to AIDS and homelessness. It can all
seem so overwhelming. But while none of us can do everything, all of us
can do something. This handbook will help you discover...More...
Giving us a tour of our everyday, and un-thought-out, choices, Julie Clawson argues in her book Everyday Justice
that many of the consumer products we buy are ridden with moral
injustices. From your daily cup of coffee, to produce, to credit cards...More...
Our culture is sex-crazed. That is no secret. But our culture is also
deeply confused about sex and sexual ethics, often sending conflicting
messages-at times promoting an "anything goes" attitude while in other
ways seeking to impose limits on sexual behavior. Unfortunately,
Christians seem equally confused...More...
Theologically grounding his study in the doctrine of the Incarnation,
ethicist Brent Waters presents a study on the moral life of the
Christian in relationship to the rapidly advancing field of
biotechnology. In, This Mortal Flesh, he argues that in many
respects, medicine and/or health-care often serve as autonomous
Moral Man and Immoral Society is Reinhold Niebuhr's important
early study in ethics and politics. Forthright and realistic, it
discusses the inevitability of social conflict, the brutal behavior of
human collectives of every sort, the inability of rationalists and
social scientists to even imagine...More...
Christians must interact with the culture they live in, unless they
choose to sequester themselves in a monastery or a homogenous commune
setting. And the interaction is a give-and-take proposition for both
sides, as Christians will both impact culture and be impacted by it...
Here leading theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas applies his theory
of the narrative formation of Christian character to the field of
social ethics by showing why any consideration of the truth of
Christian convictions cannot be divorced from the kind of community the
This seminal work makes a cogent and compelling case for Christian
ethics based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Drawing on a profound
knowledge both of the history of Christina thought and of contemporary
ethical theology, O'Dovovan illumines such important concepts as...More...
Life at the beginning of the twenty-first century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness,
the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined
as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing
word of the gospel is to be heard to day...More...
In a Christian context, that has in recent years, emphasized
forgiveness in almost a 'passive' sense, without demanding justice.
Christian faith, nevertheless calls for forgiveness, but this is not
the same as "letting people off the hook". Accountability is also a
hallmark of the Christian faith...More...