Christian Ethics : Contemporary Issues and Options

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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In this thorough update of a classic textbook, noted Christian thinker Norman Geisler evaluates contemporary ethical options (such as antinomianism, situation ethics, and legalism) and pressing issues of the day (such as euthanasia, homosexuality, and divorce) from a biblical perspective. The second edition is significantly expanded and updated, with new material and charts throughout the book. There are new chapters on animal rights, sexual ethics, and the basis for ethical decisions, as well as four new appendixes addressing drugs, gambling, pornography, and birth control. The author has significantly updated his discussion of abortion, biomedical ethics, war, and ecology and has expanded the selected readings, bibliography, and glossary.

Author Biography

Norman L. Geisler is distinguished professor of theology and apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Chartp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Ethical Options
All the Optionsp. 15
Antinomianismp. 22
Situationismp. 35
Generalismp. 52
Unqualified Absolutismp. 66
Conflicting Absolutismp. 83
Graded Absolutismp. 97
The Basis for Ethical Decisionsp. 116
Ethical Issues
Abortionp. 131
Infanticide and Euthanasiap. 160
Biomedical Issuesp. 180
Capital Punishmentp. 199
Warp. 220
Civil Disobediencep. 244
Sexual Issuesp. 260
Homosexualityp. 280
Marriage and Divorcep. 299
Ecologyp. 314
Animal Rightsp. 335
Drugsp. 359
Is Gambling Unethical?p. 374
Pornographyp. 381
Birth Controlp. 396
Glossaryp. 407
Bibliographyp. 412
Index of Scripturep. 421
Index of Authorsp. 431
Index of Subjectsp. 435
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