The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

Paperback | August 14, 2007

EditorGilbert Meilaender, William Werpehowski

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to the discipline. Thirty of the world's most distinguished specialists provide new essays in order to offer a survey of and analysis of the subject. Ethics is first placed firmly within the Christiantheological tradition, from which thought and action can never be neatly separated. Four sections then explore the sources of Christian moral knowledge (scripture, divine commands, church tradition, reason and natural law, experience); the structure of the Christian life (vocation, virtue, rules,responsibility, death); the spirit of the Christian life (faith, hope, love); and the spheres of the Christian life (government, family, economy, culture, church). The final section of the Handbook contains essays discussing and evaluating certain scholarly works that have in the past influentiallyoffered (different) visions of how best to structure the field of theological ethics. Unlike any other book now available, the Handbook's unrivalled breadth and depth make it the definitive reference work for all students and academics who want to explore more fully essential topics in Christianethics.

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. The Oxford Ha...

Gilbert Meilaender is Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. William Werpehowski is Professor of Christian Ethics at Villanova University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.19 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199227225

ISBN - 13:9780199227228

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I. Dogmatics and Ethics1. Lisa Sowle Cahill: Creation and Ethics2. Russell Reno: Redemption and Ethics3. Kathryn Tanner: Eschatology and Ethics4. Bernd Wannenwetsch: Ecclesiology and Ethics5. Gilbert Meilaender: Divine Grace and EthicsII. Sources of Moral Knowledge6. William Spohn: Scripture7. Lois Malcolm: Divine Commands8. Philip Turner: Tradition of the Church9. Stephen Pope: Reason and Natural Law10. Douglas Ottati: ExperienceIII. The Structure of the Christian Life11. Max Stackhouse: Vocation12. Jean Porter: Virtue13. Richard Miller: Rules14. Gerald McKenny: Responsibility15. Darlene Weaver: DeathIV. The Spirit of the Christian Life16. Gene Outka: Faith17. John Webster: Hope18. Amy Laura Hall: LoveV. Spheres of the Christian Life19. Robert Benne: Christians and Government20. Sondra Wheeler: Christians and Family21. Harlan Beckley: Christians and Economics22. Vigen Guroian: Christians and Culture23. Paul Griffiths: Christians and the ChurchVI. The Structure of Theological Ethics: Books that Give Shape to the Field24. William Schweiker: Ernst Troelsch, Social Teachings of the Christian Churches25. William Werpehowski: Anders Nygren, Agape and Eros26. David H. Smith: Kenneth Kirk, Vision of God27. Diane Yeager: H. R. Niebuhr, Christ and Culture28. Robin Lovin: R. Niebuhr, Nature and Destiny of Man29. James Keenan: John Mahoney, The Making of Moral Theology30. Stanley Hauerwas: Papal Social Encyclicals

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