Introducing Christian Ethics: A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices

Paperback | August 16, 2016

byScott Rae

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Introducing Christian Ethics helps Christians form a sound basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern world. Raising 14 key ethical questions on today’s most pressing issues including abortion, war, sexual ethics, capital punishment, and more, Scott Rae guides his readers in making moral choices wisely.

Based on the best-selling college and seminary ethics textbook Moral Choices, this book distills nearly two decades of teaching and study into a succinct and user-friendly volume. It is an ideal primer for pastors, students, and everyday Christians who desire engagement with the world around them in an intelligent and informed manner.

Teaching and study resources for the book, including additional video clips based on the questions corresponding to each chapter, make it ideal for use in the classroom as well as for pastors and for teaching settings within the church. Resources are available through www.ZondervanAcademic.com.

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Introducing Christian Ethics helps Christians form a sound basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern world. Raising 14 key ethical questions on today’s most pressing issues including abortion, war, sexual ethics, capital punishment, and more, Scott Rae guides his readers in making moral choices wisely.Based on th...

Scott B. Rae (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ethics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.54 inPublished:August 16, 2016Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310521181

ISBN - 13:9780310521181

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Table of Contents

Tentative Table of Contents (questions need work)Chapter 1: What is the big deal about being moral? Starting at the BeginningChapter 2: Are God's commands the ultimate source for morality? Theological EthicsChapter 3: Why can't we make up our own moral rules for ourselves? Cultural Views of MoralityChapter 4: What do I do when I am in a moral dilemma what do I do? Moral Decision MakingChapter 5: What's wrong by having an abortion? AbortionChapter 6: How on earth can you say that an embryo is a person? Embryo and Stem Cell ResearchChapter 7: What do you say about all the technological options to a couple who is wrestling with infertility? Reproductive TechnologiesChapter 8: What's wrong with using biotechnology in gender selection? Genetics and BiotechnologyChapter 9: Don't you think capital punishment is barbaric? The Death PenaltyChapter 10: Isn't denying same-sex marriage unfair? Sexual EthicsChapter 11: How come every Christian is not a pacifist? War and MoralityChapter 12: Isn't the pastorate or the mission field a higher calling? Vocation and CallingChapter 13: Does the Bible mandate either socialism or capitalism? Ethics and EconomicsChapter 14: Do good ethics make for good business? Ethics in the Workplace