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Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #238)

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Christian ethics, writes theologian D. Stephen Long, is the pursuit of God's goodness by people "on the way" to a city not built by human hands. The cultivation of practical wisdom that comes from diverse sources, it draws on all that is good in God's creation and among the nations. In this Very Short Introduction, Long examines these diverse sources, discusses the relatio ...more
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Published August 25th 2010 by OUP UK (first published July 29th 2010)
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Christian ethics, writes theologian D. Stephen Long, is the pursuit of God's goodness by people "on the way" to a city not built by human hands. The cultivation of practical wisdom that comes from diverse sources, it draws on all that is good in God's creation and among the nations. In this Very Short Introduction, Long examines these diverse sources, discusses the relationship between Christian, modern, and postmodern ethics, and explores practical issues including sex, money, and power. The bo ...more
Daniel Wright
Ethics is really just a fancy word philosophers use for the various answers to the question, 'What should we do?' Starting with the idea of 'Christian', the question is not all that difficult to answer. Despite what many people think (especially today), Christian or otherwise, there has always been a more-or-less uncomplicated agreement - save for quibbling over details and motives - among Christians about What We Should Do, the difficulty being that of actually doing it.

Dr Long's book is mainly
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jzthompson
Think I'd have to read this over again when I've got a bit more functioning mental bandwidth to get the most out of it. interesting all the same.
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Good short intro. written from a Duke school perspective.
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D. Stephen Long is professor of theology at Marquette University. He has published a number of works, including Divine Economy: Theology and the Market (2000), The Goodness of God: Theology, Church, and the Social Order (2001), John Wesley's Moral Theology: The Quest for God and Goodness (2005), and Calculated Future: Theology, Ethics, and Economics (2007).
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