Evangelicalism, the largest theological branch of Western Christianity, is at a crossroads and the direction it takes on several key issues will determine which of the possible futures it will have. In this collection of essays, noted evangelical scholars offer insightful assessments, constructive criticism, and compelling challenges concerning the relationship of evangelicalism to such issues as biblical interpretation, biblical theology, missions, ethics, the charismatic movement, and politics.
Contributors include Alister McGrath, Eugene Peterson, Kevin Vanhoozer, Graeme Goldsworthy, I. Howard Marshall, Gregory J. Laughery, Stephen Lazarus, Robin Parry, Jonathan Ruthven, Christopher Wright, and Andrew West.
An insightful assessment of the current state of evangelicalism and the varied directions it is poised to take, from influential and expert contributors, including Alister McGrath, Eugene Peterson, Kevin Vanhoozer, Graeme Goldsworthy, I. Howard Marshall, Gregory J. Laughery, Stephen Lazarus, Robin Parry, Jonathan Ruthven, Christopher Wright, and Andrew West.
Evangelical Ethics is filled with godly guidance. Christians are being called upon to decide and justify their positions on many issues that affect our world. They need to determine the extent that their moral convictions should be reflected in society. Some of these situations involve life and death, as in the cases of abortion and euthanasia. Others, like divorce and civil disobedience, are legal questions with spiritual implications.
While this textbook-style treatise may seem aimed at scholars and students, this reviewer urges all Christians to carefully read through the material presented. Its clear from the authors direct style of writing that he sincerely desires his readers to understand and to act upon the information provided. The extensive bibliography is a testimony to the hours of research gone into the writing of this book, yet these facts are carefully and concisely arranged for the reader to quickly assimilate them.
In each chapter, the author tackles an issue with a blending of Scripture, statistics, and sound logical thinking. Often, there is a unique dovetailing of historical facts and contemporary arguments. Additionally, medical, legal, and psychological aspects are explored. With this wealth of information, readers will be able to confidently develop and defend their positions on these important issues. Evangelical Ethics is essential reading for todays Christian. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com
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