Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-09-01
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Pr

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This one-volume history of Christian ethics is the only comprehensive resource currently available to survey major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present. Topics discussed are: the legacies of Christian ethics, the ethics of early Christianity, the Reformation and Enlightenment, eighteenth and nineteenth-century rationalism and evangelism, Christian ethics in the twentieth century, and Christian ethics toward the third millennium.

Table of Contents

The Legacies of Christian Ethicsp. 1
The Biblical Legacy of Christian Ethicsp. 2
Philosophical Legaciesp. 16
The Ethics of Early Christianityp. 23
The Formative Yearsp. 25
Seminal Thinkers and Transitionsp. 37
The Moral Vision of Saint Augustinep. 51
Medieval Christianityp. 61
Monastic and Mystical Contributionsp. 63
The Confessionalp. 75
The Thomistic Synthesisp. 82
Late Medieval Forerunnersp. 96
The Era of Reformation and Enlightenmentp. 108
The Reformers: Luther and Calvinp. 109
Catholic Humanism and Counter-Reformationp. 126
The Radical Reformationp. 138
Eighteenth- And Nineteenth-Century Rationalism and Evangelicalismp. 146
Rationalism and Revival in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 148
Nineteenth-Century Philosophical and Christian Ethicsp. 161
Nineteenth-Century Slavery and Feminist Controversiesp. 180
Christian Ethics in the Twentieth Centuryp. 191
The Social Gospel Movementp. 194
The Social Encyclicalsp. 209
Formative Christian Moral Thinkersp. 217
The Vatican II Watershedp. 237
Liberation Theologyp. 248
Ecumenical Social Ethicsp. 257
Christian Ethics Toward the Third Millenniump. 269
Conflicting Tendenciesp. 270
Can Christian Ethics Find a Creative Center?p. 277
Notesp. 285
For Further Readingp. 325
Indexp. 328
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