For three decades, Evangelical Ethics has been regarded as one of the best treatments of contemporary ethical problems facing Christians. John Jefferson Davis brings mature biblical thought to issues such as homosexuality, genetics, abortion, euthanasia, war and peace, the environment, divorce, and remarriage.
This fourth edition includes a new chapter on the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. Other chapters have been revised and updated.
Dr. John Jefferson Davis, an ordained Presbyterian minister, is professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. A former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, Dr. Davis earned his PhD in systematic theology at Duke University and is the author of several books, including Theology Primer, Foundations of Evangelical Theology, Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today, and Frontiers of Science and Faith, as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals.
I am delighted that John J. Daviss Evangelical Ethics is appearing again in a new edition. I have used the text in my classes for years. I admire its faithfulness to Scripture and Reformed theology and its power to stimulate good dis- cussion. The new chapters on the environment and genetics continue the same high standard. I recommend the book highly.
I became an ordained pastor in 1985, the year Evangelical Ethics was first published. Serving a young and growing congregation serious about studying ethics, this book became my primary resource. Six years later Dr. Davis and I served the same church, and my appreciation for his work only grew as I came to trust and value his personal integrity and pastoral wisdom. His comprehensive learning, accessible language, and unswerving commitment to the authority of scripture is evident on every page. This fourth edition includes a chapter on slavery, race, and racism, and will prove helpful to churches committed to healing Americas long-standing racial divisions. Every thoughtful Christian will want to keep this book close at hand.