An Introductory Reader
Wells, Samuel (Hg)
2010, 512 S, Kt, (Wiley)
Christian Ethics: An Introductory Reader provides a comprehensive anthology of primary documents and materials relating to the evolution and study of Christian ethical principles.
The volume represents the entire canon of Christian ethics, including first-hand accounts from major figures in the theological and ecclesial tradition. Readers are introduced to foundational figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth; as well as contemporary theorists including Paul Ramsey, Jqrgen Moltmann, Stanley Hauerwas, Oliver O'Donovan, Wendell Berry, and many others. Other notable figures not usually associated with the study of formal theoretical ethics, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King, are also represented.
The significance of each extract is summarized through useful introductory sections, helping to place the theorist or writing in context of broader developments in Christian ethical theory. Whether it is used independently, or alongside the accompanying textbook, Introducing Christian Ethics, this engaging and informative volume offers students a window into the fascinating evolution of Christian ethical thought.