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Christian ethics : a historical introduction

Author: J Philip Wogaman
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An updated survey of Christian ethics which addresses major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present; and discusses a broad range of topics, including the biblical and philosophical legacies of Christian ethics and ethics through the early, medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, and modern eras.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Philip Wogaman
ISBN: 9780664234096 0664234097
OCLC Number: 657080526
Description: xv, 376 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The legacies of Christian ethics --
The biblical legacy of Christian ethics --
Philosophical legacies --
pt. 2. The ethics of early Christianity --
The formative years --
Seminal thinkers and transitions --
The moral vision of Saint Augustine --
pt. 3. Medieval Christianity --
Monastic and mystical contributions --
The confessional --
The Thomistic synthesis --
Late medieval forerunners --
pt. 4. The era of Reformation and Enlightenment --
The reformers : Luther and Calvin --
Catholic humanism and Counter-Reformation --
The radical Reformation --
pt. 5. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rationalism and evangelicalism --
Rationalism and revival in the eighteenth century --
Nineteenth-century philosophical and Christian ethics --
Nineteenth-century slavery and feminist controversies --
pt. 6. Christian ethics in the twentieth century --
The social gospel movement --
The social encyclicals --
Formative Christian moral thinkers --
The Vatican II watershed --
Orthodox Christian ethics --
Liberation theology --
Ecumenical social ethics --
pt. 7. Christian ethics in the third millennium --
Changed realities --
Unresolved issues --
Concluding reflections.
Responsibility: J. Philip Wogaman.

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An updated survey of Christian ethics which addresses major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present; and discusses a broad range of topics, including the biblical and philosophical legacies of Christian ethics and ethics through the early, medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, and modern eras.
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