Faith And Faithfulness: Basic Themes in Christian Ethics

Faith And Faithfulness: Basic Themes in Christian Ethics

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Faith and Faithfulness . . . does not develop a specific thesis but rather offers a series of essays on Christian morality and some of its practical applications from the point of view of the Lutheran tradition. Meilaender's work, extremely rich in content, begins with an exposition of the 'singularity' of Christian ethics [and] ends with a superb chapter that compares the secular concern for the self with the Christian concern for the Divine Other through a comparison of The Confessions of St. Augustine with the Reveries of the Solitary Walker of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.” —America  
"Meilaender has an unusual ability to treat complex topics with clarity, charm, and insight. In this book, he masterfully explores how certain central Christian themes must be held in tension together. He argues for a distinctively Christian ethics that is, nonetheless, open to general ethics." —Theological Studies  
 
"Present times are blessed with a number of readily accessible (easy to get and easy to read) books by rigorous academic authors who temporarily set aside their technical vocabulary to gift us with their insights. Faith and Faithfulness is such a book; it takes up and brilliantly answers questions a thoughtful but busy Christian nonphilosopher might have." —New Oxford Review  
 
“Most readers will find this a stimulating and occasionally moving book which addresses an impressive range of issues in relatively few pages. Meilaender is one of our most perceptive moralists.” —The Christian Century  
Gilbert Meilaender holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University, Indiana. He is the author of several books, including Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics (1981), The Theory and Practice of Virtue (1984), and Body, Soul, and Bioethics (1995) all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
 

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Dimensions 1 × 6 × 9 cm