An invaluable resource for pastors, counselors, and other Christian professionals! This ground-breaking volume integrates Christian ethics, and pastoral and practical theology into one versatile reference system. Eighteen comprehensive articles introduce the main themes of these three foundational subjects and over 700 articles flow from those main themes. Extensive, easy-to-use cross-references enable you to follow your own research back and forth between articles. 944 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1996 Books of the Year! Especially in today's complicated world, moral practice and decision-making raise many hard questions. Dealing with those questions often requires wide-ranging understanding--in areas such as systematic and practical theology, psychology, economics, sociology and philosophy. For the first time, the New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology offers expert information and guidance across this range of disciplines--in a single volume. Besides hundreds of articles on specific issues, the Dictionary includes eighteen major keynote articles which provide a basic introduction to the main themes of Christian ethics and pastoral theology. These articles alone constitute a textbook of Christian ethics, excellently surveying that broad field. Written at a nontechnical and accessible level, this Dictionary will be consulted again and again by Christians from all walks of life.
Atkinson is retired as assistant bishop in Southwark Diocese. Previously, he served as fellow of Corpus Christi College in Oxford, England, archdeacon of Lewisham and bishop of Thetford. He is the author of several other books and commentaries.
David Field is director of professional ministry, Church Pastoral Aid Society, Warwick, England; formerly vice-principal of Oak Hill College, London.
Arthur F. Holmes (Ph.D., Northwestern) is professor emeritus of philosophy at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
O'Donovan is Regius professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford.