NORM AND CONTEXT IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS by Paul & Gene H. Outka--Eds. Ramsey

NORM AND CONTEXT IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fourteen Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians and ethicists make substantial contributions to this symposium on the current situation in the field of Christian ethics. They reflect, in various degrees, the stimulation of ""situation ethics,"" the chief exponent of which, Dr. Joseph Fletcher, is also a contributor here. In consequence, a good deal of attention is paid by some of the authors to the problems of sexual ethics today. A variety of positions and backgrounds are represented, from the premises of Calvinism and Lutheranism to Natural Law as understood in Roman Catholic teaching. Citations to important treatments of Christian ethics, both classic and contemporary. The result is a volume of considerable scope, with elucidation of a spectrum of ethical principles and problems. It should serve as a valuable source book for the contemporary student of Christian ethics, for the clergy, and for others informed enough to follow the lines of argument.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1968
Publisher: Scribners