Comprehensive update of the leading Christian ethics textbook of the 21st century
Ever since its original publication in 2003, Glen Stassen and David Gushee's Kingdom Ethics has offered students, pastors, and other readers an outstanding framework for Christian ethical thought, one that is solidly rooted in Scripture, especially Jesus's teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.
This substantially revised edition of Kingdom Ethics features enhanced and updated treatments of all major contemporary ethical issues. David Gushee's revisions include updated data and examples, a more global perspective, more gender-inclusive language, a clearer focus on methodology, discussion questions added
David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia. His many other books include Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust: Genocide and Moral Obligation and The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the Worlds Future.
Glen H. Stassen (19362014) served as the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include Living the Sermon on the Mount and Just Peacemaking.
Wesley Theological Seminary
"Freshly conceived, newly organized, carefully explicit about both method and the complexity of concrete moral judgments, this book exemplifies what we all want evangelical Christian ethics to be centered on Jesus, deeply grounded in Scripture, and attentive to emerging issues and new concerns as God's people seek to discern the shape of a life lived in faithful response to the in-breaking kingdom."
Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
Saint Louis University
"This highly revised second edition of the now-seminal Kingdom Ethics improves what was already a practically perfect primer on Christian ethics for laypersons, pastors, and theologians. . . . Gushee and Stassen present an intelligent and comprehensive introduction to the 'doing' of Christian ethics grounded in their lived faith, yet their work remains approachable and valuable to those who do not share that faith."
Jonathan R. Wilson
Carey Theological College
"A more-than-worthy successor to the first edition of Kingdom Ethics and a wonderful contribution to the community of Jesus's disciples. . . . In this new edition Gushee sharpens the argument and intensifies the prophetic voice. The result is an even more powerful work that forms readers in Christlikeness in community and empowers the disciple community and its leaders to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission."
Darryl M. Trimiew
former president of the Society of Christian Ethics
"This clarion call to participate in the ongoing reign of God is christocentric, clear, and compelling. It is also a complete introduction to Christian ethics. Updated and timely, Kingdom Ethics connects the way of Jesus to our Christian past and present and lights our way in the ongoing struggle. An accessible masterpiece for all who would follow Jesus."
Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom
North Park Theological Seminary
Kingdom Ethics is arguably the most significant and comprehensive Christian ethics textbook of our time. While such updates as a glossary make the book even more accessible, the real treasure of this edition is its deepened examination of critical topics such as racism, criminal justice, human sexuality, and peacemaking. Kingdom Ethics in this second edition will expand the hearts and minds of all those who desire to be formed by faithful scholarship in conversation with the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Patrick T. Smith
&mdash: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"In Kingdom Ethics David Gushee and the late Glen Stassen have served an entire generation of students in Christian ethics. This second edition continues to challenge our thinking about many of the enduring social issues of our time. It remains focused on an ethics of Jesus based primarily on the Sermon on the Mount and traces out the implications of Jesus's teaching for our contemporary setting. In this substantial revision Gushee tackles these issues in ways that will challenge some conventional Christian thinking. The text, in places, will prove controversial to some readers. This edition of Kingdom Ethics will nonetheless drive all who read it to pursue greater depths of theological reflection and faithfulness in Christian discipleship on important matters facing our world."
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Kingdom Ethics does indeed 'reclaim Jesus Christ for Christian ethics and for the moral life of the churches,' allowing his teachings and practices in particular the Sermon on the Mount to set the agenda and structure. This second edition pays even more attention to global Christianity and well deserves to be used across cultural boundaries as a compelling model to construct a faithful and relevant Christian ethic."