Moral Dilemmas: An Introduction to Christian Ethics
Author: J. Philip Wogaman
|How can we make decisions that are consistent with our basic values? We must first, Wogaman says, identify basic moral presumptions that can guide our thought as we face moral dilemmas. These basic moral presumptions include equality, grace, the value of human life, the unity of humankind, preferential claims for the poor and marginalized, and the goodness of creation. The burden of proof, he argues, must be borne by decisions that are contrary to such presumptions.|
Wogaman then illustrates how moral decision-making works on the personal, national, and global levels, and in communities of faith. He pulls into the conversation difficult ethical issues such as divorce, sexuality, abortion, political choices, economic justice, affirmative action, homosexuality, nuclear disarmament, economic globalization, global warming, international security, environmental policies, and military power. In the process, he provides a smart and helpful guide to Christian ethical behavior.
Features: Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.54" H x 8.56" L x 5.5" W (0.56 lbs) 174 pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
US SRP: 22.00 US
Pub Date: March 2009
J.Philip Wogaman is senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., where he has served as minister to the First Family and members of the United States Congress from both sides of the aisle. He is a former professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary.
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Philosophy | Ethics & Moral Philosophy
- Religion | Christian Theology | Ethics
- Christian ethics
Religious Orientation | Christian
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