The aim of this book is to consider and set out a theological basis for Christian ethics in today's world. Starting with an examination of our world, Colwell considers the impact of Modernism and Post-Modernism on ethics, before going on to explore the Scriptural basis for an authentic Christian ethic. He then asks how this ethic manifests itself in the Church, and considers, finally, how Christian ethics might be coherent and persuasive in contemporary society. Throughout, Colwell uses contemporary dilemmas as illustrations, and interacts with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Stanley Hauerwas and Jonathan Edwards to further illuminate the discussion.
Praise for the Print Edition
…an important and up-to-date discussion of the nature of Christian ethics and its relation to wider society…
—Esther Reed, Associate Professor, University of Exeter
What is good about the book is that it seeks to set ethical teaching in broader theological and cultural context than is sometimes the case… I learned a lot…
—Colin Gunton, former professor, King's College, London
- Title: Living the Christian Story: The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics
- Author: John E. Colwell
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 224
About John E. Colwell
John E. Colwell is Tutor in Systematic and Historical Theology at Spurgeon's College, London.