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Christian Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems - Michael Banner

Christian Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

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Published: 29th November 1999
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This book by Michael Banner explores and attempts to understand the significance of Christian belief for a range of contemporary and controversial ethical issues including euthanasia, the environment, biotechnology, abortion, the family, sexual ethics, and the distribution of scarce resources for health care. Its importance lies in its attempt to show the crucial difference that Christian belief makes to an understanding of these issues, while at the same time demonstrating some of the weaknesses and confusions of certain popular approaches to them.

'Michael Banner is an event waiting to happen. He is clearly one of the brightest and most interesting young people doing ethics on the scene today. He is a first-rate theologian who promises to be a new and long-standing voice not only in England but in America. This is a good book and one that I believe will be widely read.' Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University 'Michael Banner has a distinctive voice. It is articulate, reasoned and often polemical. It is resolutely theological, and draws increasingly on classic theologians of the past as well as on major figures from the last two centuries. It addresses some of the most pressing contemporary ethical concerns.' Oliver O'Donovan, University of Oxford 'His book oozes with confidence and assuredness.' Times Literary Supplement

Preface
Acknowledgements
Turning the world upside down - and some other tasks for dogmatic Christian ethics
Christian anthropology at the beginning and end of life
The practice of abortion: a critique
Economic devices and ethical pitfalls: quality of life, the distribution of resources and the needs of the elderly
Why and how (not) to value the environment
On not begging the questions about biotechnology
'Who are my mother and my brothers?': Marx, Bonhoeffer and Benedict and the redemption of the family
Five churches in search of sexual ethics
Prolegomena to a dogmatic sexual ethic
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521625548
ISBN-10: 0521625548
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 29th November 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.44