Christian Ethics: A Brief History (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

Christian Ethics: A Brief History (Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

By: Michael C. Banner (author)Hardback

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This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics. * A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always had to grapple with complex moral problems - from questions about the status of early Christians who renounced their religion under Roman torture, through to current debates about euthanasia * Engages with the main texts and figures in Christian ethics, including Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Luther and Barth * Considers questions such as human will, the proper form of Christian life, natural law, and whether human nature is at odds with Christian ethics * Concludes with a thought-provoking chapter considering the role that Christian ethics can play in contemporary moral debates and ethical dilemmas

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Dr Michael Banner is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.


Preface. Introduction. 1. Benedict and the Practice of Christian Life. 2. Augustine, God and Human Nature: The Theory of the Christian Life. 3. Thomas Aquinas: The Natural Law and the Loss of christian Ethics. 4. Martin Luther: Against Ethics. 5. Butler, Kant and Kierkegaard: The Turn tot he Subject. 6. Nietzsche and the Genealogists: Suspecting the Subject. 7. Barth and John Paul II: The Rediscovery of Christian Ethics. 8. History in the Present: Genetics, Ethics and Christian Life. Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405115179
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781405115179
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1405115173

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