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Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context, 2nd ed.


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Ever since its original publication in 2003, Glen Stassen and David Gushee’s Kingdom Ethics has offered students, pastors, and other readers an outstanding framework for Christian ethical thought, one that is solidly rooted in Scripture, especially Jesus's teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.

This substantially revised edition of Kingdom Ethics features enhanced and updated treatments of all major contemporary ethical issues. David Gushee’s revisions include updated data and examples, a more global perspective, more gender-inclusive language, a clearer focus on methodology, discussion questions added

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Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive update of the leading Christian ethics textbook of the 21st century
  • Features modernized data, references and perspectives
  • Includes discussion questions for reflection


  • Part 1: Methodology for Kingdom Ethics
  • Part 2: Core Moral Issues in Kingdom Ethics

Praise for the Print Edition

Freshly conceived, newly organized, carefully explicit about both method and the complexity of concrete moral judgments, this book exemplifies what we all want evangelical Christian ethics to be — centered on Jesus, deeply grounded in Scripture, and attentive to emerging issues and new concerns as God's people seek to discern the shape of a life lived in faithful response to the in-breaking kingdom.

—Sondra Wheeler, Wesley Theological Seminary

Kingdom Ethics is arguably the most significant and comprehensive Christian ethics textbook of our time. While such updates as a glossary make the book even more accessible, the real treasure of this edition is its deepened examination of critical topics such as racism, criminal justice, human sexuality, and peacemaking. Kingdom Ethics in this second edition will expand the hearts and minds of all those who desire to be formed by faithful scholarship in conversation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

—Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom, North Park Theological Seminary

In Kingdom Ethics David Gushee and the late Glen Stassen have served an entire generation of students in Christian ethics. This second edition continues to challenge our thinking about many of the enduring social issues of our time. It remains focused on an ethics of Jesus based primarily on the Sermon on the Mount and traces out the implications of Jesus’s teaching for our contemporary setting. In this substantial revision Gushee tackles these issues in ways that will challenge some conventional Christian thinking. The text, in places, will prove controversial to some readers. This edition of Kingdom Ethics will nonetheless drive all who read it to pursue greater depths of theological reflection and faithfulness in Christian discipleship on important matters facing our world.

—Patrick T. Smith, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

  • Title: Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context
  • Authors: David P. Gushee, Glen H. Stassen
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2016
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 549
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Christian ethics; Jesus Christ › Ethics; Sermon on the Mount › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBN: 9780802874214
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-08-16T01:01:41Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About the Authors

David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia. His many other books include Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust: Genocide and Moral Obligation.

Glen H. Stassen (1936–2014) served as the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include Living the Sermon on the Mount and Just Peacemaking.

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