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The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety
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The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety

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Seabury Books 2008

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Overview

Explore the true meaning of Christian living with The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety. Christian faith, understood as practical piety, calls for a life opened to the world at large, concerned for the "stranger" as well as for the neighbor. Timothy Sedgwick further emphasizes that the Christian life is grounded in the experience and worship of God. His work thus develops Christian ethics as "sacramental ethics," an ethic that has at its center a deepening encounter with God. Taking into account the central themes of Christian ethics, he shows that effective piety is built on spiritual disciplines that deepen our experience of God: prayer, worship, self-examination, simplicity, and acts of hospitality.

This accessible book provides teachers, pastors, counselors, and general readers with an ideal introduction to Christian ethics. It renews the topic of Christian ethics by showing readers that faithful moral living is achieved through the daily practices of grace and godliness.

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For more in Christian ethics, check out Pastoral Ethics.

Key Features

  • Encourages a deep encounter with God
  • Examines how spiritual disciplines are related to ethics
  • Analyzes how to achieve faithful moral living

Contents

  • Describing the Christian Life
  • An Anglican Perspective
  • Incarnate Love
  • Love and Justice
  • The Practices of Faith
  • The Call of God

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About Timothy F. Sedgwick

Timothy F. Sedgwick is professor of Christian ethics and academic dean at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He is also the author of Sacramental Ethics and The Making of Ministry, and co-author of Preaching What We Practice.

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