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.

Duke University theologian Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Wells, an Anglican priest who is dean of the chapel at Duke, coauthor the first four chapters, which provide the rationale for the volume’s approach. These are followed by discussions of the usual topics, such as abortion, euthanasia and suicide, war and peace, health care and cloning, friendship and homosexuality, ecology, liberation, poverty, politics and reconciliation, punishment, and the use of scripture and tradition.


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