Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith define more than 300 terms related to Christian ethics, including ideas, issues, positions, thinkers, schools and specialties.
The rise of science has called into question the existence of the soul, and even many Christian intellectuals view the soul as an outdated and unbiblical concept. J. P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae present a vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of human nature as body and soul, examining Christian dualism as it impinges on critical ethical concerns.
Patrick Downey explores the biblical writings of Genesis and the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah, the Greek tragedies, Plato, Aristotle, and political philosophers--such as Rousseau, Hobbes, Nietzsche and René Girard--to seek answers to the profound question, What is the human heart like?
Arthur Holmes addresses the questions: What is good? What is right? How can we know? In this second edition, he also surveys a variety of approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ethical egoism and utilitarianism—all with an acknowledgment of the new postmodern environment.
Udo W. Middelmann provides an alternative to literature that regards poverty relief as a strictly material problem. By exposing the power of fatalistic religious ideas to suppress people and devastate cultures, Middelmann places biblical ideas at the heart of cultural development.
Addressing differing approaches to morality across cultures, Bernard T. Adeney discusses the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, explores how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and includes case studies. "An uncommon book of uncommon wisdom"--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University.
John Rowell sets out a program that will enable affluent churches in the West to give generously across cultures without fear of promoting dependent, hierarchical relationships.
When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.
Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on secular assumptions. But what if Christians were to shape their organizing around the implications of the truth that God is real and Jesus is risen? Reverend Alexia Salvatierra and theologian Peter Heltzel propose a model of organizing that arises from their Christian convictions, with implications for all faiths.
World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths about immigration, show the limits of the current immigration system and offer concrete ways for you to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.
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