Exploring Christian Ethics
An Introduction to Key Methods and Debates
Studying Christian ethics tends to involve talking about what we should or, more often, shouldn’t do. The aim of this book, however, is to explore Christian ethics within a wider, more positive framework – one that encourages a joyful way of living that flows naturally out of the abundant goodness of God’s life and character, as revealed in Christ.
Part 1 What Makes Christian Ethics Christian?
1. The Bible
2. Following Jesus
3. Some Key Theological Themes
Part 2 What Makes Christian Ethics Ethics?
4. Classical Roots
5. Modern Options
6. Contemporary Challenges
Part 3 The Stuff of Christian Ethics
7. Baptism and Identity
8. Mercy and Peace
9. Justice from Above (Order)
10. Justice from Below (Liberation)
12. Vulnerable Life
13. Challenges Posed by Science and Technology