Gustafson's two-volume work has been hailed as a major contribution to Christian ethics. In this second volume, Gustafson considers marriage, suicide, and the allocation of resources in famine and in biomedical research to develop an ethical outlook in which divine purpose is the basis of moral activity. "Breadth and subtlety, wisdom and insight . . . Gustafson is a first-rate theologian."-Commonweal
"The two-volume work, now complete, will be a benchmark for discussions of Christian ethics for years to come. With it Gustafson becomes one of the thinkers by whom others can, by agreement or divergence, define their own ethics."-Roger L. Shinn, Christianity and Crisis
"Gustafson's theocentrism is an original and creative contribution to modern ethical discussion."-Douglas Sturm, Ethics
James M. Gustafson is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Humanities and Comparative Studies at Emory University. His other books include "Can Ethics Be Christian?" and "Protestant and Roman Catholic Ethics," both published by the University of Chicago Press.