Continuing the unbroken conversation on ethics that has endured across the Christian generations, David Oki Ahearn and Peter R. Gathje (Gat-key) present this book. For Ahearn and Gathje, ethics is the critical reflection on morality, focusing on our beliefs, our practices, our held values. In addition to the book's wide-reaching selected readings, Ahearn and Gathje offer introductions to each chapter which provide extensive overviews and establish contexts for moral issues over which sincere Christians differ. The authors examine two broad understandings of ethics: that of doing right (understanding the difference between right and wrong) and being good (specific personal traits). Acknowledging a shared history between Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions, this book takes both historical can ecumenical approaches to ethics. This book aims at providing constructive reflection and dialogue to all readers, regardless of background. Contains essays by major figures in the history of Christian moral thought, and also the alternative voices of feminist and womanist ethics, and pacifism, and liberation theology.
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