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Ours is a time of moral crisis.Are evangelical Christians up to the task of contributing to the present ethical debates? All too often the evangelical church has relied on protest over persuasion, laments author J. Daryl Charles. The results of its public witness within American society have not been encouraging. What is lacking, argues Charles, is a biblically based and theologically informed vision that can ground the moral education that should take place in the church and its institutions of higher education.The Unformed Conscience of Evangelicalism stands to fill this gap by reminding the evangelical church of its biblical and theological foundations for forming a unified personal and social ethic. After outlining the contours of such a moral vision, Charles issues a wake-up call for evangelicals to once again draw on the resources of the church's Great Tradition and to reconfigure their priorities to serve the moral formation of the saints, their pastors, leaders and members. But more than this, Charles offers practical direction as to how seminaries, Christian colleges and individual congregations might go about shaping the character and conscience of the evangelical church.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2002
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830826912 ISBN13 9780830826919
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More About J. Daryl Charles
J. Daryl Charles (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is an affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute and the author, editor, or co-editor of fourteen books.
TIMOTHY DEMY (PhD, Salve Regina University), a retired US Navy commander, is an associate professor of military ethics at the US Naval War College.
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Moral Vision Feb 23, 2007
In this book the Author takes an in-depth look at the state of Evangelicalism and Christianity as a whole on the subject of Moral and Ethical issues within the Church. He handles the most avoidable topic of vice and virtue, and sets out to discover why the evangelical conscious is mostly unformed and suggest we need improvement on responsible moral, ethical and doctrinal thinking.
The author J. Daryl Charles cites that the Church has moved from a biblical model of Christian teaching to a Therapeutic model. He cites modern psychology's infusion and distribution into the Church as contributing to the breakdown of moral and ethical standards that have long been held by the Christian Church. In each chapter several words, such as Freedom, justice, etc - are examined in the light of Scripture and their meaning. He stresses the need for a good foundation of doctrine and a knowledge of Christian theology is needed in the Christian's life to counteract error.
He also points to the neglect of theological and doctrinal training as well as the teaching of Church history to the individual christian. The author in amplifying his position on moral and ethics in Church history, illustrates his point by giving example of William Wilberforce life, and the men of Church history that surrounded him. He points to Wilberforce's calling, endurance, and high biblical standard of moral and ethics propelled Wilberforce's faithfulness as by the grace of God to see the completion of his calling. It is hoped that the soon release movie-'Amazing Grace' will put the emphasis on these finer points of moral and ethical commitment by the grace of God, and Not--make his life story and purpose-- Only one of humanitarian purposes and human will, but of his Christian convictions, his faithfulness to God's Word to correct injustice by the Scripture, and that a rich Christian history is portrayed. This book was enjoyable to read and thought provoking.
recovering the church moral vision Jan 4, 2007
simple to read but the book just ok! Quick shipping