Synopses & Reviews
In this second edition of the best-selling Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics, Robin Gill brings together twenty essays by leading experts, to provide a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics which is both authoritative and up to date. This volume boasts four entirely new chapters, while previous chapters and all bibliographies have been updated to reflect significant developments in the field over the last decade. Gill offers a superb overview of the subject, examining the scriptural bases of ethics as well as discussing Christian ethics in the context of contemporary issues, including war and the arms trade, social justice, ecology, economics, medicine and genetics. All of the contributors have a proven track record of balanced, comprehensive and comprehensible writing making this book an accessible and invaluable source not only for students in upper-level undergraduate courses, graduate students and teachers, but anyone interested in Christian ethics today.
Twenty essays providing an authoritative introduction to Christian ethics, addressing issues such as war, social justice, ecology, sexuality and medicine.
Robin Gill brings together twenty essays to create an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to Christian ethics. This second edition boasts four entirely new chapters plus fully updated versions of those from the original book. The volume addresses the topical issues of war, the arms trade, social justice, economics and genetics.
About the Author
Robin Gill is Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent, Canterbury and General Editor of the New Studies in Christian Ethics series. His recent books include Health Care and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006), A Textbook of Christian Ethics (2006) and Religious Virtues (2011).
Table of Contents
Part I. The Grounds of Christian Ethics: 1. Making moral decisions Rowan Williams; 2. Moral traditions in eastern and western Christianity Robin W. Lovin; 3. The Old Testament and Christian ethics John Rogerson; 4. The Gospels and Christian ethics Allen Verhey; 5. The epistles and Christian ethics Stephen C. Barton; Part II. Approaches to Christian Ethics: 6. Natural law and Christian ethics Stephen J. Pope; 7. Virtue ethics Jean Porter; 8. Gender and Christian ethics Lisa Sowle Cahill; 9. Liberation ethics Tim Gorringe; 10. Christian ethics in Asia Peniel Rajkumar; 11. Christian ethics: a Jewish perspective Ronald M. Green; 12. Other faiths and Christian ethics Gavin D'Costa; Part III. Issues in Christian Ethics: 13. Christianity and war R. John Elford; 14. The arms trade and Christian ethics Robin Gill; 15. Social justice and welfare Duncan B. Forrester; 16. Ecology and Christian ethics Michael S. Northcott; 17. Business, economics and Christian ethics Max L. Stackhouse with David W. Miller; 18. World family trends Don Browning; 19. Sexuality and religious ethics Robin Gill; 20. Christian ethics, medicine, and genetics James F. Childress.