An Introduction to Christian Ethics: History, Movements, People
By: Harry J. Huebner (author)Paperback
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In this pedagogically astute introduction, Harry Huebner approaches Christian ethics as theology embodied in the lives of real people. And he maintains that matters of justice, poverty, power, and violence too often go without the appropriate Christian response--of the "Word becoming Flesh." In this comprehensive volume, Huebner skillfully addresses the ethical challenges raised by social philosophers as well as Latin American, African American, Aboriginal, feminist, and peace theologians. An Introduction to Christian Ethics spans the centuries--from Athens to contemporary America and beyond--and collects some of the most influential voices in Christian ethics on both classical theories and contemporary moral issues. Huebner's careful presentation allows each of these voices--and their distinctive cultural settings--to ring through history and across social boundaries. Huebner provides teachers and students with a solid foundation upon which to build a faithful approach to ethical thought and practice.
Harry J. Huebner is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Philosophy, Canadian Mennonite University.
Preface Introduction: What Is Christian Ethics? PART I: RENARRATING CHRISTIAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICE 1 Greek Ethics 2 Biblical Ethics 3 Early Church Ethics 4 Medieval Church Ethics I 5 Medieval Church Ethics II 6 Renaissance and Reformation Ethics 7 Enlightenment Ethics 8 Post-Enlightenment Ethics Excursus Part I PART II: A DISCIPLINED INTERLUDE 9 Philosophy and Ethics 10 Sociology and Ethics 11 Psychology and Ethics 12 Theology and Ethics Excursus Part II PART III: SELECTED TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRISTIAN ETHICISTS SECTION A: Early Responses to the Nineteenth Century 13 Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923) 14 Karl Barth (1886-1968) 15 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) 16 Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) 17 Dorothee Solle (1929-2003) Excursus Part III-A SECTION B: Formative, Contemporary, Christian Ethicists 18 Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) 19 James Shaver Woodsworth (1874-1942) 20 Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) 21 Helmut Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962) 22 Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) 23 James Moody Gustafson (1925-) Excursus Part III-B PART IV: CRITICAL RESPONSES TO TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRISTIAN ETHICS SECTION A: Christian Social Philosophers 24 George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) 25 Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (1929-) Excursus Part IV-A SECTION B: Liberation Theologians 26 Gustavo Gutierrez (1928-) 27 James Hal Cone (1938-) 28 George E. "Tink" Tinker Excursus Part IV-B SECTION C: Feminist Theologians 29 Rosemary Radford Ruether (1936-) 30 Sharon D. Welch 31 Mercy Amba Oduyoye (1933-) Excursus Part IV-C SECTION D: Peace Theologians 32 John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) 33 James William McClendon Jr. (1924-2000) 34 Stanley Hauerwas (1940-) Excursus Part IV-D Conclusion: On Putting Christian Ethics in Its Place Index
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