ethics

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Ethics of abundance

To reimagine Christian ethics, Samuel Wells draws on the liturgy as his chief resource. That he does so in accessible prose without pausing to wrangle with other ethicists is welcome enough—all pastors and many laypeople could read this book profitably.
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Beyond 'taboo morality'

To read the papers or watch the news, one would think that sex and gender are the only issues facing Christians today. Christian thought about war and injustice, or about how to believe in God in this postmodern age, almost never makes the headlines.
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The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

This collection of 36 individual contributions treats numerous moral issues from the perspective of what might be termed liturgical ethics—the view that the Christian moral life ought to be grounded not in philosophical or even theological theories but in the worship life of the church.
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Improvisation

Wells describes six improvisational practices that he says illuminate the way the Christian community discerns and acts.
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Ethics for this world

When Dietrich Bonhoeffer died on April 9, 1945, few would have predicted his influence on theology at the beginning of the 21st century.
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Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

Since Christians confess Jesus Christ as Lord, one might assume that most Christian ethics texts would ponder his teachings in detail. And since the Sermon on the Mount expounds Jesus’ teaching most comprehensively, one might expect such books to treat it thoroughly. According to Glen H. Stassen and David P.
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Take and read

Christian ethics, like other theological disciplines, constantly rethinks its history in light of current problems. Hollenbach continues this effort with a focus on the tradition of Catholic moral theology.