Behaving in Public : How to Do Christian Ethics

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Too often, says Nigel Biggar, contemporary Christian ethics poses a false choice - either "conservative" theological integrity or "liberal" secular consensus. Behaving in Public explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options. Informed by a frankly Christian theological vision of moral life and so turning toward the world with openness and curiosity, Biggar's succinct argument charts a third way forward. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, where he also directs the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life. His other books include Burying the Past: Making Peace and Doing Justice after Civil Conflict and Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Integrity, Not Distinctivenessp. 1
Tense Consensusp. 25
Which Public?p. 45
Can a Theological Argument Behave?p. 63
So, What Is the Church Good For?p. 79
Conclusion: The Via Media: A Barthian Thomismp. 107
Bibliographyp. 113
Indexp. 121
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