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In this second edition of the best-selling Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics, Robin Gill brings together twenty essays by leading experts, to provide a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics which is both authoritative and up to date. This volume boasts four entirely new chapters, while previous chapters and all bibliographies have been updated to reflect significant developments in the field over the last decade. Gill offers a superb overview of the subject, examining the scriptural bases of ethics as well as discussing Christian ethics in the context of contemporary issues, including war and the arms trade, social justice, ecology, economics, medicine and genetics. All of the contributors have a proven track record of balanced, comprehensive and comprehensible writing making this book an accessible and invaluable source not only for students in upper-level undergraduate courses, graduate students and teachers, but anyone interested in Christian ethics today.
Robin Gill is Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, and General Editor of the New Studies in Christian Ethics series. His recent books include Health Cure and Christian Ethics (Cambridge, 2006), A Textbook of Christian Ethics (2006) and a forthcoming three-volume work, Sociological Theology.
Table of Contents
|Notes on contributors||p. ix|
|The grounds of Christian ethics|
|Making moral decisions||p. 3|
|Moral traditions in eastern and western Christianity||p. 16|
|The Old Testament and Christian ethics||p. 28|
|The gospels and Christian ethics||p. 41|
|The epistles and Christian ethics||p. 54|
|Approaches to Christian ethics|
|Natural law and Christian ethics||p. 67|
|Virtue ethics||p. 87|
|Gender and Christian ethics||p. 103|
|Liberation ethics||p. 117|
|Christian ethics in Asia||p. 131|
|Christian ethics: a Jewish perspective||p. 145|
|Other faiths and Christian ethics||p. 162|
|Issues in Christian ethics|
|Christianity and war||p. 179|
|The arms trade and Christian ethics||p. 192|
|Social justice and welfare||p. 205|
|Ecology and Christian ethics||p. 219|
|Business, economics and Christian ethics||p. 239|
|World family trends||p. 257|
|Sexuality and religious ethics||p. 271|
|Christian ethics, medicine and genetics||p. 287|
|Select bibliography||p. 305|
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