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MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS is a practical book that helps to establish a basis for ethical decision making by providing principles and showing how those principles can be applied. Dr. Weeks builds Part One of his book around the themes, "What shall I do? How do I choose? How shall I live? How shall I grow?" Through an examination of these questions, he offers a concise overview of Christian ethics as understood today. He then provides cases, practical examples that con- cern choices to be made about personal and family matters, congregational concerns, and community and professional is- sues. Ranging from the complex and controversial to the more personal and commonplace, they all challenge Christians to make informed ethical decisions. Succinct notes and ques- tions, along with suggested resources for further reading, follow each case to enhance the book's value as a guide for group discussion.
Each day individuals make choices that have moral implications. Whether the choices concern major or minor issues, they involve questions that often confuse Christians. This practical book helps establish a basis for ethical decision making by providing principles and showing how those principles can be applied.
Louis B. Weeks is President Emeritus of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He formerly served as a stated supply pastor and as a missionary in the Presbyterian Church in Congo (then Zaire). He has written broadly about church history, ethics, development, administration, the Bible, pastoral care, and ministry. His books include To Be a Presbyterian, The Presbyterian Presence: Bible Words That Shape a Faith, and Making Ethical Decisions.