Item description for Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions (Contours of Christian Philosophy) by Arthur F. Holmes...
Ethics. What is good? What is right? How can we know what we ought to do? Arthur F. Holmes examines some of the major approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ehtical egoism and utilitarianism. He then outlines a Christian ethic and applies it to four moral issues: human rights, criminal punishment, the legislation of morality, and sexual behaviour.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.23" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0877843422 ISBN13 9780877843429
Availability 0 units.
More About Arthur F. Holmes
Arthur F. Holmes (1924-2011) taught philosophy at Wheaton College for over forty years. He received his PhD from Northwestern University and was the author or editor of many books, including "Contours of a World View," "Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions," and "The Making of a Christian Mind."
Arthur F. Holmes currently resides in the state of Illinois. Arthur F. Holmes was born in 1924.
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A Thoroughly Inadequate Treatment of the Natural Law May 25, 2008
This book provides a thoroughly inadequate treatment of the Natural Law. Fortunately, wonderful alternatives exist, such as J. Budziszewski's What We Can't Not Know and Germain Grisez's Way of the Lord Jesus.
Short but deep Feb 8, 2001
Holmes packs a lot into a short space. Undergraduate students have found it a bit heavy going, but for those willing to work through the text, it is profoundly insightful. A great introduction to various ethical philosophies in the West, their strengths and their shortcomings, with some chapters that apply the principles to specific ethical issues. The book is 17 years old but has a timelessness about it - unlike, say, John Stott's "Issues Facing Christians". Holmes does not give "current statistics" and tends to operate at the level of principle, which gives his work a helpful timelessness. Worth having on the shelf if you are a reader.