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Christian ethics and the church : ecclesial foundations for moral thought and practice

Author: Philip Turner
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book introduces Christian ethics from a theological perspective. Philip Turner, widely recognized as a leading expert in the field, explores the intersection of moral theology and ecclesiology, arguing that the focus of Christian ethics should not be personal holiness or social reform but the common life of the church. A theology of moral thought and practice must take its cues from the notion that human  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Turner
OCLC Number: 953874289
Notes: Part 1. The focus of Christian ethics : three accounts. John Cassian's ethic of individual sanctification -- Walter Rauschenbusch's ethic of social redemption -- John Howard Yoder's ethic of communal witness -- Part 2. A prismatic case : the Epistle to the Ephesians. The goal and basis of life together in Christ : a reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (part one) -- The character of life together in Christ : a reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (part two) -- Part 3. Possible exceptions. Possible exceptions : the self -- Possible exceptions : society -- Part 4. The shape of an ecclesial ethic. The goal, basis, and character of an ecclesial ethic -- The ecclesial setting of a devout and holy life -- An ecclesial view of life in civil society -- An ecclesial view of life within political society (part one) -- An ecclesial view of life within political society (part two).
Description: xxiii, 289 Seiten ; 23 cm
Contents: ContentsIntroductionPart 1: The Focus of Christian Ethics: Three Accounts1. John Cassian's Ethic of Individual Salvation2. Walter Rauschenbusch's Ethic of Social Redemption3. John Howard Yoder's Ethic of Communal WitnessPart 2: A Prismatic Case: The Epistle to the Ephesians4. The Goal and Basis of Life Together in Christ: A Reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (Part One)5. The Character of Life Together in Christ: A Reading of the Epistle to the Ephesians (Part Two)Part 3: Possible Exceptions6. Possible Exceptions: The Self7. Possible Exceptions: SocietyPart 4: The Shape of an Ecclesial Ethic8. The Goal, Basis, and Character of an Ecclesial Ethic9. The Ecclesial Setting of a Devout and Holy Life10. An Ecclesial View of Life in Civil Society11. An Ecclesial View of Life within Political Society (Part One)12. An Ecclesial View of Life within Political Society (Part Two)AfterwordIndexes
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Introduces Christian ethics from a theological perspective, spelling out the implications of moral theology for the common life of the church.  Read more...

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