T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 512
Width: 16.9 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics provides an ecumenical introduction to Christian ethics, its sources, methods, and applications. With contributions by theological ethicists known for their excellence in scholarship and teaching, the essays in this volume offer fresh purchase on, and an agenda for, the discipline of Christian ethics in the 21st century. The essays are organized in three sections, following an introduction that presents the four-font approach and elucidates why it is critically employed through these subsequent sections. The first section explores the sources of Christian ethics, including each of the four fonts: scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. The second section examines fundamental or basic elements of Christian ethics and covers different methods, approaches, and voices in doing Christian ethics, such as natural law, virtue ethics, conscience, responsibility, narrative, worship, and engagement with other religions. The third section addresses current moral issues in politics, medicine, economics, ecology, criminal justice and other related spheres from the perspective of Christian ethics, including war, genetics, neuroethics, end-of-life decisions, marriage, family, work, sexuality, nonhuman animals, migration, aging, policing, incarceration, capital punishment, and more.
Tobias Winright deserves the highest accolades for bringing together articles covering all areas of Christian ethics in this handbook that is ecumenical, comprehensive in its scope, and inclusive of the diversity of approaches existing in Christian ethics today. -- Charles E. Curran, Southern Methodist University, USA Congratulations to Tobias Winright and T & T Clark for assembling and publishing such a compelling collection of essays by many of the most remarkable (and new and youthful!!!) voices in the field today. This Handbook is now a significant guide to the field, both in its foundations and method and in its practical applications, giving particular attention not only to the major issues of our day (healthcare, politics, sexuality, war and peace, economy, and the environment) but also the often overlooked field of criminal justice. A salutary and indispensable work. -- James F. Keenan, Boston College, USA The range of contemporary issues engaged with is truly breath-taking, as is the depth of scholarship and reflection evident in the well-crafted texts. I have no doubt this volume will stand the test of time and become a standard reference book for people concerned about our world and committed to action rooted in understanding. -- Padraig Corkery, Maynooth College, Ireland The T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics brings together a wide range of quality scholars to address an equally wide range set of issues arising within Christian ethics. It will serve both as a sourcebook for courses and as a steady presence in the libraries of even advanced scholars. Highly recommended. -- Todd Whitmore, University of Notre Dame, USA