By D. Stephen Long

Christian ethics, writes theologian D. Stephen lengthy, is the pursuit of God's goodness by means of humans "on the way" to a urban now not outfitted via human hands.

The cultivation of functional knowledge that comes from various resources, it attracts on all that's strong in God's construction and one of the international locations. during this Very brief advent, lengthy examines those diversified resources, discusses the connection among Christian, glossy, and postmodern ethics, and explores sensible matters together with intercourse, funds, and tool.

The ebook additionally examines many of the disasters of the Christian culture, together with the crusades, the conquest, slavery, inquisitions, and the Galileo affair. putting them within the context of the speculation and perform of ethics and their historic standpoint, lengthy notes the demanding situations they bring up for Christian ethics. He concludes with a dialogue in their implications within the smooth period, contemplating how this impacts our lives within the current age.

Long acknowledges the inherent problems in bringing jointly "Christian" and "ethics" yet argues that this can be a tremendous job for either the Christian religion and for ethics.

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