MORAL LAW IN CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS by Walter G. Muelder

MORAL LAW IN CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book examines in logical order the three major contemporary currents in ethics: natural law, moral law, and the ""new morality"" (situation ethics). The author is preoccupied particularly with situation ethics, and it is his thesis that this ethical system is in fact one aspect of moral law and that, if situation ethics is not to degenerate into moral irresponsibility, it must be contained within and controlled by a framework of moral law; on that basis, Christian social ethics may be kept structurally sound and still be relevant to changing situations. Dr. Muelder, Dean of the Boston University School of Theology, writes with surprising clarity and incisiveness on a subject of immense complexity; he is never pedantic, never abstruse, never speculative when he can be practical. His book is an excellent introduction, for both the layman and the specialist, to the search for a rational modern ethic based on science and philosophy as well as on theology.

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1966
Publisher: John Knox