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Invitation to Christian ethics : moral reasoning and contemporary issues

Author: Ken Magnus
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Academic, 2020. ©2020
Series: Invitation to theological studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today's difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson's survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today. Magnuson  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Magnus
ISBN: 9780825434457 0825434459
OCLC Number: 1202739047
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 543 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part 1: Philosophical foundations --
An invitation to Christian ethics --
Ethics and moral reasoning --
Part 2: Biblical foundations --
The Bible and Christian ethics --
Aspects of biblical ethics: Old Testament --
Aspects of biblical ethics: New Testament --
Part 3: Marriage and human sexuality --
Sexual ethics --
Marriage and sexuality --
Divorce and remarriage --
Homosexuality, sexual identity, and gender --
Part 4: The sanctity of human life --
Bioethics and human personhood : the case of the human embryo --
Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies --
Abortion --
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide --
Part 5: Social order and the environment --
Capital punishment --
Just war, pacifism, and the use of lethal form --
Race relations --
Creation care --
Index.
Series Title: Invitation to theological studies series.
Responsibility: Ken Magnuson.

Abstract:

Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today's difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson's survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today. Magnuson provides biblical insight into each topic and presents key moral considerations. He also answers specific, practical questions that arise and concludes with a summary of his recommended approach to each issue. Readers will learn how to grapple with difficult moral questions and will receive guidance for some of life's most challenging ethical conundrums. --

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