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Ethics in a Christian Context (Library of Theological Ethics) [Paperback]

By Paul L. Lehmann (Author)
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In this contemporary classic originally published in 1963, Paul Lehmann answers the central question posed time and again to Christians throughout the ages: "What am I as a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of his church to do?" As one of the ethicists who contributed to the 1960s' "situation ethics" debate, Lehmann argues that while principles for moral action can be rules of thumb, there are no absolute moral norms beyond the general norm of love. Intending a double meaning in his "contextual ethics," he insists that in moral decision making, Christians must simultaneously examine the situation at hand and the theological context of the faith. Lehmann contends that Christians are to act in every situation in ways that are consistent with God's humanizing purposes, but what that means changes from context to context and requires strong faith-shaped discernment.

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In this contemporary classic originally published in 1963, Paul Lehmann answers the central question posed time and again to Christians throughout the ages: what am I as a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of his church to do? Lehmann argues that while principles for moral action can be rules of thumb, there are no absolute moral norms beyond the general norm of love. Lehmann contends that Christians are to act in every situation in ways that are consistent with God's humanizing purposes, but what that means changes from context to context and requires strong, faith-shaped discernment.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

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Item Specifications...


Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
Series  Library Of Theological Ethics  
ISBN  0664230059  
ISBN13  9780664230050  


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