Christian Ethics

by Gilbert Meilaender

Christian Ethics

by Gilbert Meilaender

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In Christian Ethics: A Short Companion, renowned ethicist Gilbert Meilaender makes the case that all Christian ethics are an outworking of this command to love one another.

Christian Ethics

by Gilbert Meilaender

Christian Ethics, eBook

by Gilbert Meilaender

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In Christian Ethics: A Short Companion, renowned ethicist Gilbert Meilaender makes the case that all Christian ethics are an outworking of this command to love one another.

Overview

Jesus’s final command to his disciples at the Last Supper is a calling to an ethic of love. In Christian Ethics: A Short Companion, renowned ethicist Gilbert Meilaender makes the case that all Christian ethics are an outworking of this command to love one another.

Meilaender accordingly lays out a vision for the spirit and structure of the Christian life, while drawing directly upon theologians from the early church to the Reformation to today. He begins by examining the concept of sin and its profound impact on human life before moving to grace as an agent of pardon and power. He then lays out a framework for a Christian life characterized by a spirit of love, bound by wise limits and fostered through the community of the church.

Within this volume, Meilaender also includes excerpts from and commentary on:

  • Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520)
  • ​Josef Pieper, About Love (1974)
  • H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture (1951)

Christian Ethics: A Short Companion is a concise and illuminating exploration of the foundational aspects of Christian ethics. Readers will be empowered to live out their faith with wisdom, grace, and moral clarity—but most of all, with love.

The Essentials in Christian Ethics series is designed to illuminate the richness and centrality of ethics to all of Christian life. The series consists of short, introductory volumes written by renowned scholars in the fields of ethics, theology, and philosophy. Each volume explores a crucial element of Christian ethical reflection, approaching the subject from within the broader Protestant moral tradition.

Table of Contents

Series Preface by C. Ben Mitchell and Jason Thacker

Preface

Part I: The Structure of the Christian Life
Chapter 1 Models of Moral Reasoning
Chapter 2 Human Nature and Sin
Chapter 3 Grace as Power and Pardon
Chapter 4 Virtue and Vocation, Character and Calling
Chapter 5 The Church’s Authority to Teach
Chapter 6 The Way of Life and the Way of Death

Part II: The Spirit of the Christian Life
Chapter 7 Christian Love
Chapter 8 Preference in Love
Chapter 9 Love and God’s Commands
Chapter 10 Marriage as Embodied Love
Chapter 11 Love and the Loves

Subject Index

Overview

Jesus’s final command to his disciples at the Last Supper is a calling to an ethic of love. In Christian Ethics: A Short Companion, renowned ethicist Gilbert Meilaender makes the case that all Christian ethics are an outworking of this command to love one another.

Meilaender accordingly lays out a vision for the spirit and structure of the Christian life, while drawing directly upon theologians from the early church to the Reformation to today. He begins by examining the concept of sin and its profound impact on human life before moving to grace as an agent of pardon and power. He then lays out a framework for a Christian life characterized by a spirit of love, bound by wise limits and fostered through the community of the church.

Within this volume, Meilaender also includes excerpts from and commentary on:

  • Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520)
  • ​Josef Pieper, About Love (1974)
  • H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture (1951)

Christian Ethics: A Short Companion is a concise and illuminating exploration of the foundational aspects of Christian ethics. Readers will be empowered to live out their faith with wisdom, grace, and moral clarity—but most of all, with love.

The Essentials in Christian Ethics series is designed to illuminate the richness and centrality of ethics to all of Christian life. The series consists of short, introductory volumes written by renowned scholars in the fields of ethics, theology, and philosophy. Each volume explores a crucial element of Christian ethical reflection, approaching the subject from within the broader Protestant moral tradition.

Table of Contents

Series Preface by C. Ben Mitchell and Jason Thacker

Preface

Part I: The Structure of the Christian Life
Chapter 1 Models of Moral Reasoning
Chapter 2 Human Nature and Sin
Chapter 3 Grace as Power and Pardon
Chapter 4 Virtue and Vocation, Character and Calling
Chapter 5 The Church’s Authority to Teach
Chapter 6 The Way of Life and the Way of Death

Part II: The Spirit of the Christian Life
Chapter 7 Christian Love
Chapter 8 Preference in Love
Chapter 9 Love and God’s Commands
Chapter 10 Marriage as Embodied Love
Chapter 11 Love and the Loves

Subject Index

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