SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics

Author: Neil Messer

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334029953

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 449

This book is a wide-ranging introduction to Christian ethics that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It introduces a range of approaches to Christian moral reasoning and discusses numerous practical ethical issues. Throughout the book, ethical theory and practical ethics are integrated with one another, in order to show how each informs the other. Topics often neglected in Christian ethics are dealt with here, including Christian ethics and science and Christian ethics and pastoral care. Case studies and exercises give readers the opportunity to formulate their own responses to the moral issues discussed in the book, and to reflect on the sources of their own moral deliberation and action. Chapter bibliographies list print and web resources offering more detailed coverage of the topics introduced in the book.

SCM Studyguide to Theological Reflection

Author: Judith Thompson

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334040558

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 1381

Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation.

SCM Studyguide to Christian Spirituality

Author: Ross Thompson

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334040930

Category: Religion

Page: 253

View: 1102

TheSCM Studyguide: Christian Spiritualityis designed as an introduction to spirituality for students of all religious backgrounds coming to the subject for the first time.

Exploring Christian Ethics

Biblical Foundations for Morality

Author: Kyle D. Fedler

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664228989

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 3397

Adopting a unique appraoch among inroductions to Christian ethics, Kyle Fedler's Exploring Christian Ethics guides students through the moral decision-making process by providing foundational material in both ethical theory and biblical ethics. First, Fedler introduces the reader to the discipline of ethics, then he explores the ways Scripture can be used responsibly in Christian ethics, and finally, he presents and analyzes the sections of Scripture that have been most influential in Christian morality and ethics.

Character, Choices & Community

The Three Faces of Christian Ethics

Author: Russell B. Connors,Patrick T. McCormick

Publisher: Editorial Edinumen

ISBN: 9780809138050

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 1186

Highlights the key elements of the Catholic moral tradition and lays the foundations for Christian ethics through experiential reflections of right action toward persons, communities and personal choices.

Introduction to Jewish Ethics

Author: Louis Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138471702


Page: 228

View: 4747

For courses in Religion, Judaism and Ethics. This text offers an overview of the Jewish ethical tradition as it has evolved from biblical times to the present. Provides an overview of the central beliefs of classical Judaism and the ways in which these frame traditional Jewish approaches to issues in ethics, both theoretical and practical.

SCM Studyguide to Christian Mission

Historic Types and Contemporary Expressions

Author: Stephen Spencer

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334041085

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 6622

Explores the nature of Christian mission in contemporary post-modern society. This book examines the main historic types of mission in the Christian tradition, seeing how they were forged in the cross currents of history and how they continue to be expressed by different Christian communities.

SCM Studyguide to Science and Religion

Footprints in Space

Author: Jean Dorricott

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334029755

Category: Religion

Page: 251

View: 8561

This undergraduate level one textbook provides an introduction to the apparently incompatible subjects of religion and science. Each chapter contains references for finding out more about particular arguments, be they scientific or religious areas for discussion. Where particularly difficult concepts are referred to in the body of the text, further explanations are provided in boxed sections.

Theological Ethics

Author: Edward Dowler

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334041996

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 6108

Intended for those studying Christian ethics at upper undergraduate level, this book offers a discussion of Christian moral thought in a variety of key areas. It begins by asking 'What is Theological Ethics?' and proceeds to introducing different approaches to Ethics, Ethics in the Catholic and Protestant traditions and subjects.

Who Would Jesus Kill?

War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition

Author: Mark Allman

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884899845

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 9771

A concise, provocative look at the continuum of approaches to war and peace within the Christian tradition and beyond: pacifism, holy war, and just war. InWho Would Jesus Kill? War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition,Dr. Mark J. Allman asks a provocative, timely, and timeless question. Readable and thought-provoking,Who Would Jesus Kill?Provides an overview of approaches to war and peace within the Christian tradition. The author invites students to reflect on their own views as he examines in detail the topics of holy war, just war, and pacifism. An appendix further explores the issues of war and peace from Jewish and Muslim perspectives. In the video below, Allman gives a lecture called "Gods of War." The lecture is broken into nine videos. View the rest of the lecture at

SCM Studyguide: Theology in the Contemporary World

Author: Ben Pugh

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334055741

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 3046

No sooner have they mastered the basics than students of theology can quickly find themselves in over their heads. They are bombarded with claim and counter-claim as soon as they want to tackle anything topical. The contentious subjects tend to be the historical Jesus, gender and sexuality, or the atonement. Other subjects might be less contentious but attract an astonishing excess of literature. Take the vast literature tackling the subject of the Church, for instance, or the bloated body of tomes on various aspects of Pneumatology. This book tries to provide the bewildered and intimidated student with a primer that is at once introductory and incisive; approachable and informative. It will help those training for ministry to recover their fascination for the subject of theology and how it could apply to their future ministry. Subjects covered include - The Quests for the Historical Jesus - Third Article Theology - The Missional Church - Liberation Theology - Feminist, LGBT and Queer Approaches - Postmodern Faith and the Emerging Church - Nonviolent Atonement

Behaving in Public

How to Do Christian Ethics

Author: Nigel Biggar

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802864007

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 8255

Too often, says Nigel Biggar, contemporary Christian ethics poses a false choice either conservative theological integrity or liberal secular consensus. Behaving in Public explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options. Informed by a frankly Christian theological vision of moral life and so turning toward the world with openness and curiosity, Biggar s succinct argument charts a third way forward. Common sense is usually bland and boring. Nigel Biggar s book Behaving in Public, however, is full of common sense that is anything but bland and boring. That s because Biggar employs his common sense polemically to show what s deficient in one and another position on speaking as a Christian in public, and to point to alternatives. Over and over I found myself saying, Yes, of course; he s right. This is a wonderfully fresh, perceptive, and sensible discussion. Nicholas Wolterstorff Yale University How can the church witness effectively in public debates in modern, mostly secular societies, without either losing its integrity or imposing its perspectives on others? In this important new book Nigel Biggar maintains that the integrity of the Christian message should not be confused with distinctiveness. . . . Offers a nuanced yet demanding position on the public role of the church, cutting through unhelpful dichotomies and reminding us that theological seriousness need not be sectarian or intolerant. Jean Porter University of Notre Dame Clear in thought, elegant in expression, and generous in dialogue, this book offers a new and convincing approach to Christian ethics. . . . Biggar argues for the integrity of a mature, discriminating, nonmoralizing Christian ethics which is inspired and equipped for critical engagement with the church and the wider public and which cares about the flourishing of both. Werner G. Jeanrond University of Glasgow Behaving in Public shows people who care about public life how to combine theological integrity and political effectiveness. . . . This is a theology that offers an alternative to today s polarized politics. Robin W. Lovin Southern Methodist University

SCM Studyguide to Theological Reflection

Author: Judith Thompson

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334040558

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 8270

Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation.

SCM Studyguide: Preaching

Author: Peter K. Stevenson

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334043743

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4905

Peter Stevenson provides an introduction to the practice of preaching. It is designed for people from various church traditions, in the early stages of ministerial formation. Preaching is a complex and challenging business requiring a demanding mixture of skills. People listening to a sermon have the right to expect that a person who stands up to preach, can interpret the Bible competently, has a grasp of core Christian beliefs, and believes what they preach. They also expect someone who has the necessary range of communication skills to put the message across in an accessible way. Such a range of expectations presents daunting challenges to the most experienced preacher. Including practical exercises which could be used by individuals or by groups, this book is suitable for introductory courses in preaching or for modules which consider preaching within an overall focus upon leading public worship.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

Author: Margaret Whipp,Michael Byrne

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334045509

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1976

The SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology designed to support undergraduate courses for the training of clergy and lay pastoral workers at an accessible introductory level. The book aims to develop pastoral wisdom and integrity through a critical integration of theology and the human sciences. Introducing key themes in theological anthropology and pastoral practice, it shapes a creative pastoral vision which is deeply rooted in a Christian vision of what it means to be human and what it takes to care. Working with case studies, the book will introduce broad frameworks of understanding of issues such as growth, loss, and sexuality, together with critical perspectives on important aspects of practice such as language, power and boundaries. The book provides an accessible overview of key concepts in pastoral theology, offering key entry points for further discussion and study. Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.

SCM Studyguide: Liturgy, 2nd Edition

Author: Stephen Burns

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334056802

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9714

The SCM Studyguide: Liturgy, 2nd Edition is an introduction to liturgy that considers the basic 'buliding blocks' needed to grasp the subject area. It outlines the essential shape and content of Christian worship and explores a range of liturgical dynamics of which both students of liturgy and leaders of liturgy need to be aware. This 2nd edition of the popular Studyguide is fully revised, updated and expanded. The book takes account of new developments in scholarship, engages with new contexts for liturgical celebration (notably, fresh expressions as part of a mixed economy of church), encompasses recent revisions in liturgy and seeks to broaden the engagement beyond the British context to consider the wider global context.

Christian Ethics

A Brief History

Author: Michael Banner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405115173

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6442

This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics. A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always had to grapple with complex moral problems - from questions about the status of early Christians who renounced their religion under Roman torture, through to current debates about euthanasia Engages with the main texts and figures in Christian ethics, including Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Luther and Barth Considers questions such as human will, the proper form of Christian life, natural law, and whether human nature is at odds with Christian ethics Concludes with a thought-provoking chapter considering the role that Christian ethics can play in contemporary moral debates and ethical dilemmas

Christian Ethics

An Introduction

Author: Bernard Hoose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441144927

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 9639

This book is about the state of moral theology today. It is written by an international team of academics including Tom Deidun, Gerard J. Hughes, Jospeh Selling, Charles E. Curran, James F. Keenan, Richard M. Gula and Karen Lebacqz, among them some of the best-known Christian ethicists in the English-speaking world. It is scholarly and authoritative, and it is unique in that it brings together in one volume, for the first time, all the main themes in fundamental and applied moral theology. The essays are framed by an introduction which acknowledges the major recent developments in the field, and observes that denominational differences in Biblical interpretation do not overcome the fact that, for most, Scripture alone does not provide a sufficient basis for Christian ethics. Therein lies the need for this volume, which explores different topics pertaining to Christian ethics and draws on theories and understandings formed across the centuries.

Mindful Ministry

Creative, Theological and Practical Perspectives

Author: Ross Thompson,Judith Thompson

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043751

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 1652

Ministry, the authors contend, is a range of energies freely bestowed by the Spirit. Our task is to channel it mindfully and reflectively. Through the use of imaginative exercises based on scripture, focusing exercises directed at practical situations, and theological reflection that is rooted in the authors' own experience of ministry as Anglican priests, the following 'colours' of the ministerial rainbow are explored: - The Apostle: Mindful Representing, the Christlike shape of ministry.- The Holy One: Mindful Praying, the still centre of ministry.- The Pastor: Mindful Serving, the hard-working body of ministry.- The Teacher: Mindful Nurture, the wise soul of ministry- The Leader: Mindful Organising, the overseeing mind of ministry.- The Go-Between: Mindful Collaboration, Conviviality and Communication, the interlinking and encouraging hands of ministry.- The Herald of Good Tidings: Mindful Evangelism, the swift, urgent feet of ministry.- The Liberator: Mindful Subversion, the courageous heart of ministry.

The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage

An Evangelical's Change of Heart

Author: Mark Achtemeier

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664239900

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 2850

In the early 2000s, Mark Achtemeier embarked on a personal journey with the Bible that led him from being a conservative, evangelical opponent of gay rights to an outspoken activist for gay marriage and a fully inclusive church. In The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, Achtemeier shares what led to his change of heart: the problems with excluding groups of people and the insights into the Bible's message that led him to recognize the fullness of God's love and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Readers will discover how reading snippets of Scripture out of context has led to false and misleading interpretations of the Bible's message about LGBT persons. Achtemeier shows how a careful reading of the whole Scripture reveals God's good news about love, marriage, and sexuality for gay and straight people alike.