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  • Abuse Of Conscience

    $45.00

    How important is the conscience for the Christian moral life? How should it be understood in relation to the teachings of the Bible and of church tradition?

    In this book, Matthew Levering surveys twentieth-century Catholic moral theology to construct an argument for keeping conscience firmly alongside prudence, charity, and the gifts of the Spirit-and for understanding it as something that must be formed by the revealed truths of Scripture as interpreted and applied in the church. Levering shows how conscience-centered ethics came to be-both prior to and following the Second Vatican Council-and how important voices from both the Catholic and Protestant communities criticized the primacy of conscience in favor of an approach that considers conscience within the broader framework of the Christian moral organism.

    Rather than engaging with current hot-button issues, Levering presents and deconstructs the work of twenty-six noteworthy theologians from the recent past in order to work through core matters. He begins by examining how the conscience has been dealt with in dialogue with the Bible and in the Catholic moral manuals of the twentieth century. He then explores the rebuttals to conscience-centered ethics offered by pre- and post-conciliar Thomists and the emergence of a new, even more problematic conscience-centered ethics in German thought. Amid this wide-ranging introduction to various strands of Catholic moral theology, Levering crafts an incisive intervention of his own against the abuse of conscience that besets the church today as it did in the last century.

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  • Cannabis And The Christian

    $12.99

    What does the Bible say about marijuana? If it doesn’t directly address marijuana, how can Christians know what to make of the legalization of recreational cannabis and the advocacy of medical marijuana?

    In the past, Christians could easily answer the question of whether or not it was permissible to use cannabis by deferring to state prohibitions. We could simply say, it’s against the law. Today, that answer is no longer possible. Christians are now forced to do what they should have been doing all along: Think like disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring to bear the wisdom of the sufficient Word of God.

    Since cannabis is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, we must understand what it is and how it affects the user. We also must understand what the Bible says about discipleship, healing, suffering, and what it is to be human. Only then can we answer the critical questions regarding the recreational use and the medical use of cannabis.

    In Cannabis and the Christian, Todd Miles gives readers:
    *Biblical wisdom applied to the question of recreational cannabis
    *Biblical wisdom related to the medical use of cannabis
    *A grid to think through other ethical questions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible
    *Confidence to respond to challenging issues standing on the sufficient Word of God

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  • Ethics Beyond Rules

    $26.99

    In Ethics Beyond Rules Keith Stanglin offers a clear and accessible guide for thoughtful Christians who want to lead ethical lives. Stanglin’s easy-to-understand Christian ethical system doesn’t have a long list of rules to follow but instead bases moral decision-making on Christian love.

    Stanglin is concerned less with a comprehensive ethics and scholarly discourse than with introducing everyone to important moral principles and modeling a way to reason through concrete issues. This resource does not answer every ethical question Christians face today, though it does provide examples such as abortion, sexual ethics, consumerism, technology, and politics. Instead, Stanglin provides a love-based framework for moral decisions that stands with the historic Christian faith, giving Christians the tools to consider the moral problems of today and the foundation to confront new issues in the years to come.

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  • Healing Organization : Awakening The Conscience Of Business To Help Save Th

    $19.99

    The image of modern corporations has been shaped by a focus on profits over people and the environment, but this approach to capitalism is no longer viable. We are at an inflection point where business must take the lead in healing the crises of our time. The Healing Organization shows how corporations can become healing forces.

    Conscious Capitalism pioneer Raj Sisodia and organizational innovation expert Michael J. Gelb were inspired to write The Healing Organization because of the epidemic of unnecessary suffering connected with business, including the destruction of the environment; increasing numbers living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving (despite working full-time or even multiple jobs); rising rates of depression and stress leading to chronic health problems; and because the enmity and dividedness between those who champion unfettered capitalism and those who advocate socialism is exacerbating rather than solving our problems.

    Based on extensive in-depth interviews and inspiring case studies, the authors show how companies such as Shake Shack, Hyatt, KIND Healthy Snacks, Eileen Fisher, H-E-B, FIFCO, Jaipur Rugs and DTE Energy are healing their employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. They represent a diverse sampling of industries and geographies, but they all have significant elements in common, besides being profitable enterprises:
    *Their employees love coming to work.
    *They have passionately loyal customers.
    *They make a significant positive difference to the communities they serve.
    *They preserve and restore the ecosystems in which they operate.

    In a world that urgently needs healing on many levels, this is a movement whose time has come,. This book shows how it can be done, how it is being done, and how you can begin to do it too.

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  • What The Bible Says About Birth Control Infertility Reproductive Technology

    $7.99

    New from Bestselling Author Wayne Grudem

    The topic of reproductive issues is a sensitive one that every married couple must face. Advances in reproductive technology offer couples more options than ever before to have children-fertility treatment methods; embryo adoption; and prefertilization genetic screening. With all of these solutions available, plus the blessing of adoption, it can be difficult for Christian couples to determine which to consider when the Bible doesn’t give explicit answers. Theologian Wayne Grudem applies biblical truth and ethical reasoning to these problems in order to help Christians navigate issues surrounding birth control, infertility, reproductive technology, and adoption as they seek to live out God’s word in an ever-changing society.

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  • Talking About Ethics

    $29.99

    An accessible introduction to ethics through engaging dialogues

    Talking About Ethics provides the reader with all of the tools necessary to develop a coherent approach to ethical decision making. Using the tools of ethical theory, the authors show how these theories play out in relation to a wide variety of ethical questions using an accessible dialogue format. The chapters follow three college students as they discuss today’s most important ethical issues with their families and friends, including:
    *Immigration
    *Capital punishment
    *Legalization of narcotics
    *Abortion
    *Premarital sex
    *Reproductive technologies
    *Gender identity
    *The environment, and many more

    The engaging dialogue format illustrates how these topics often take shape in the real world, and model critical thinking and Christian ethical decision making. Study aids in each chapter include overviews, sidebars, reflection questions, glossaries, and recommended reading. Ideal as a textbook for undergraduate ethics courses, it is also accessible enough for high school classes and personal study.

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  • Theological Ethics : The Moral Life Of The Gospel In Contemporary Context

    $29.99

    Be Prepared to Think Theologically through Today’s Most Pressing Ethical and Moral Issues

    In Theological Ethics theologian, pastor, and ethicist W. Ross Hastings gives pastors, ministry leaders, and students a guide designed to equip them to think deeply and theologically about the moral formation of persons in our communities, about ethical inquiry and action, and about the tone and content of our engagement in the public square. The book presents a biblical perspective and a gospel-centered framework for thinking about complex contemporary issues in ways are life-giving and that will lead readers into greater flourishing as human persons in community.

    This book is distinctive in presenting:

    *A framework for theological ethics that is robustly theological and Trinitarian. Ethics isolated from the gospel and theology becomes bad news, but when it is informed by and empowered by participation in the triune God of grace, it is part of the good news of the gospel.

    *An approach to theology and theological ethics that makes the Word of God the ultimate authority and it is therefore grounded in the biblical narrative and texts.

    *An understanding that theological ethics are inherently missional. The church as the image of the triune God makes it the home of ethics, but in light of its missional identity, it will reverberate outwards to engage the world in ways that are humble and not power-mongering, that are gospel-based and shalom-evoking.

    Theological Ethics is for those who lead churches or ministries (or someday will) and who urgently need deep theological grounding as they daily encounter ethical and moral issues where they need to provide a gracious, truthful, and gospel-directed response.

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  • End Of Memory (Revised)

    $24.99

    Winner of the 2007 Christianity Today Book Award in Christianity and Culture

    How should we remember atrocities? Should we ever forgive abusers? Can we not hope for final reconciliation, even if it means redeemed victims and perpetrators spending eternity together?

    We live in an age which insists that past wrongs-genocides, terrorist attacks, bald personal injustices-should never be forgotten. But Miroslav Volf here proposes the radical idea that letting go of such memories-after a certain point and under certain conditions-may actually be a gift of grace we should embrace. Volf’s personal stories of persecution and interrogation frame his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity. Controversial, thoughtful, and incisively reasoned, The End of Memory begins a conversation that we avoid to our great detriment.

    This second edition includes an appendix on the memories of perpetrators as well as victims, a response to his critics, and a recent James K. A. Smith interview with Volf about the nature and function of memory in the Christian life.

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  • Moral Man And Immoral Society

    $35.00

    Niebuhr argues that using moral persuasion and shaming to affect the behavior of such collectives as corporations and nation states is fruitless, as these groups will inevitably seek to promote only their self-interest. He calls for a realistic assessment of group behavior and enumerates how individual morality can mitigate social immorality.

    One of the theological classics of the twentieth century, Niebuhr’s Moral Man and Immoral Society argues that using moral persuasion and shaming to affect the behavior of such collectives as corporations and nation states is fruitless, as these groups will inevitably seek to promote only their self-interest. He calls for a realistic assessment of group behavior and enumerates how individual morality can mitigate social immorality.

    This edition includes a foreword by Cornel West that explores the continued interest in Niebuhr’s thought and its contemporary relevance.

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  • Introduction To Christian Ethics

    $19.95

    What does it mean live and build up the kingdom of God? In this book, professor and priest Alberto de Mingo Kaminouchi introduces the contemporary reader to Christian ethics by examining the New Testament through the three key concepts of Aristotle’s ethics: happiness, virtue, and love.

    In turn, the three affirmations orient this reflection though the Gospel. First, when the triune God appears on the horizon, it becomes easier to understand that existence has a purpose, namely, participating with the entire human family in this project of happiness called the kingdom of God. Second, happiness is not something outside of us; it consists in the practice of the virtues that bring about a personal transformation. Third, the project of the kingdom leads us to live in love with others. de Mingo shows the reader a real model of this in the community we call the Church, the field hospital for all those in need of hope. This book is accessibly written for readers not already well-versed in Christian ethics.

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  • Etica Cristiana

    $12.99

    El exitoso autor y pastor, Miguel Nuez, reune mas de treinta aos de experiencia docente en un solo volumen. Este libro tiene el proposito de proporcionar una cosmovision biblica para cuestiones eticas dificiles, incluidas cuestiones contemporaneas como la riqueza y la pobreza, el matrimonio y el divorcio, el control de la natalidad, el aborto, la eutanasia, la homosexualidad, las practicas comerciales, la administracion ambiental, decir la verdad, conocer la voluntad de Dios, entender las leyes del Antiguo Testamento y muchas mas.

    Best-selling author and pastor, Miguel Nuez, puts over thirty years of teaching experience into a single volume. This book has the purpose of providing a biblical worldview for difficult ethical issues, including contemporary issues such as wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws, and many more.

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  • What It Means To Be Human

    $39.95

    A Harvard University Press Title

    A leading expert on public bioethics advocates for a new conception of human identity in American law and policy.

    The natural limits of the human body make us vulnerable and therefore dependent, throughout our lives, on others. Yet American law and policy disregard these stubborn facts, with statutes and judicial decisions that presume people to be autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose. As legal scholar O. Carter Snead points out, this individualistic ideology captures important truths about human freedom, but it also means that we have no obligations to each other unless we actively, voluntarily embrace them. Under such circumstances, the neediest must rely on charitable care. When it is not forthcoming, law and policy cannot adequately respond.

    What It Means to Be Human makes the case for a new paradigm, one that better represents the gifts and challenges of being human. Inspired by the insights of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, Snead proposes a vision of human identity and flourishing that supports those who are profoundly vulnerable and dependent–children, the disabled, and the elderly. To show how such a vision would affect law and policy, he addresses three complex issues in bioethics: abortion, assisted reproductive technology, and end-of-life decisions. Avoiding typical dichotomies of conservative-versus-liberal and secular-versus-religious, Snead recasts debates over these issues and situates them within his framework of embodiment and dependence. He concludes that, if the law is built on premises that reflect the fully lived reality of life, it will provide support for the vulnerable, including the unborn, mothers, families, and those nearing the end of their lives. In this way, he argues, policy can ensure that people have the care they need in order to thrive.In this provocative and consequential book, Snead rethinks how the law represents human experiences so that it might govern more wisely, justly, and humanely.

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  • Invitation To Christian Ethics

    $44.99

    A comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics addressing today’s most challenging moral issues

    Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today’s difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson’s survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today, such as:

    * Sexuality, including homosexuality, sexual identity, and gender
    * Marriage and divorce
    * Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies
    * Abortion
    * Physician-assisted suicide
    * Race relations
    * Creation care
    * Capital punishment
    * Just war, pacifism, and the use of lethal force

    Magnuson provides biblical insight into each topic and presents key moral considerations. He also answers specific, practical questions that arise and concludes with a summary of his recommended approach to each issue. Readers will learn how to grapple with difficult moral questions and will receive guidance for some of life’s most challenging ethical conundrums.

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  • Ecotheology : A Christian Conversation

    $24.99

    Just as God loves creation, so are Christians called to care for it. Now, amid the accelerating degradation of our global environment, that task has taken on greater urgency than ever. How should Christians respond to the climate crisis and widespread pollution of earth’s shared commons, water and air? How might Christian communities think about human responsibility to other living creatures?

    In roundtable format, Richard Bauckham, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Stephen Bouma-Prediger, and John F. Haught navigate the layers of what it means for humans to live in right relationship with earth’s lifesystems. After each contributor’s essay, the other three contributors issue a response-including points of disagreement and questions-thereby modeling for readers productive and respectful dialogue. The ecumenical conversations in Ecotheology represent the diverse viewpoints of contributors’ theological and practical commitments, exploring creation care through a variety of frameworks, including natural science, biblical studies, systematic theology, and Christian ethics.

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  • Subordinated Ethics : Natural Law And Moral Miscellany In Aquinas And Dosto

    $71.00

    With Dostoyevsky’s Idiot and Aquinas’ Dumb Ox as guides, this book seeks to recover the elemental mystery of the natural law, a law revealed only in wonder. If ethics is to guide us along the way, it must recover its subordination; description must precede prescription. If ethics is to invite us along the way, it cannot lead, either as politburo, or even as public orthodoxy. It cannot be smugly symbolic but must be by way of signage, of directionality, of the open realization that ethical meaning is en route, pointing the way because it is within the way, as only sign, not symbol, can point to the sacramental terminus. The courtesies of dogma and tradition are the road signs and guideposts along the longior via, not themselves the termini. We seek the dialogic heart of the natural law through two seemingly contradictory voices and approaches: St. Thomas Aquinas and his famous five ways, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s holy idiot, Prince Myshkin. It is precisely the apparent miscellany of these selected voices that provide us with a connatural invitation into the natural law as subordinated, as descriptive guide, not as prescriptive leader.

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  • Subordinated Ethics : Natural Law And Moral Miscellany In Aquinas And Dosto

    $46.00

    With Dostoyevsky’s Idiot and Aquinas’ Dumb Ox as guides, this book seeks to recover the elemental mystery of the natural law, a law revealed only in wonder. If ethics is to guide us along the way, it must recover its subordination; description must precede prescription. If ethics is to invite us along the way, it cannot lead, either as politburo, or even as public orthodoxy. It cannot be smugly symbolic but must be by way of signage, of directionality, of the open realization that ethical meaning is en route, pointing the way because it is within the way, as only sign, not symbol, can point to the sacramental terminus. The courtesies of dogma and tradition are the road signs and guideposts along the longior via, not themselves the termini. We seek the dialogic heart of the natural law through two seemingly contradictory voices and approaches: St. Thomas Aquinas and his famous five ways, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s holy idiot, Prince Myshkin. It is precisely the apparent miscellany of these selected voices that provide us with a connatural invitation into the natural law as subordinated, as descriptive guide, not as prescriptive leader.

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  • Bioethics Fourth Edition

    $19.99

    In the face of continuing advances in medical research and treatment, bioethical questions remain at the heart of many of our society’s difficult moral problems. Since its original publication in 1996, Gilbert Meilaender’s Bioethics has proven itself an effective introduction into this arena, providing thoughtful guidance on today’s most relevant issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic research, euthanasia, human experimentation, and much more.

    In this fourth edition, Meilaender updates much of the data referenced in the book and responds directly to recent developments, such as the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing. Christians seeking discernment in this new decade will appreciate Meilaender’s circumspect writing and his ability to address the nuances of each issue while maintaining strong and clearly stated moral convictions.

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  • Christian Ethics And Nursing Practice

    $51.00

    Christian Ethics and Nursing Practice shows how the religious and moral teachings of the Christian Bible compare, contrast, and correlate with the ethical standards of modern nursing, as stated in the Code of Ethics for Nurses. It describes four main strands of moral discourse in the Bible–law, holiness, wisdom, and prophecy–and shows the relevance of those strands for contemporary bedside and advanced practice nursing. The work could serve as a textbook for courses in nursing ethics at Christian colleges and universities or as a guidebook for practicing nurses, who have devoted their lives to caring for the sick, the injured, the elderly, the disabled, and the dying as a way of living out their commitment to Jesus Christ.

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  • Christian Ethics And Nursing Practice

    $31.00

    Christian Ethics and Nursing Practice shows how the religious and moral teachings of the Christian Bible compare, contrast, and correlate with the ethical standards of modern nursing, as stated in the Code of Ethics for Nurses. It describes four main strands of moral discourse in the Bible–law, holiness, wisdom, and prophecy–and shows the relevance of those strands for contemporary bedside and advanced practice nursing. The work could serve as a textbook for courses in nursing ethics at Christian colleges and universities or as a guidebook for practicing nurses, who have devoted their lives to caring for the sick, the injured, the elderly, the disabled, and the dying as a way of living out their commitment to Jesus Christ.

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  • Grotesque In The Garden Second Edition

    $16.99

    After several millennia living as a lone sentinel in the Garden of Eden, the angel Tesque is contemplating leaving his post in rebellion against God. Meanwhile, in another time and place, a professor of mathematics isolates herself in remote Iceland as she finds herself increasingly at odds with society. The connection between these two characters? A letter, a sentient dog, and a deep-seated resistance to the demands of love.

    A Grotesque in the Garden is a philosophical tale that addresses some of theology’s thorniest problems, including the questions of divinely permitted evil, divine hiddenness, and divine deception, couching them in narrative form for greater accessibility to students and general readers. While Hudson’s story ultimately vindicates the virtue of obedience to God, it never shies away from critiques of troublesome theological positions.

    This second edition contains an appendix with commentary, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading.

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  • God And Guns In America

    $21.99

    Christian Ethics and Guns in America

    The gun debate is raging in America. Mass shootings at Columbine, West Nickel Mines Amish School, Aurora, Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech, and Orlando Pulse Nightclub call for action. Senseless acts of gun violence–some involving police (e.g., Michael Brown) and some not (e.g., Trayvon Martin)–spark controversy about the right to own a gun. Many Americans regard gun ownership and use as an essential part of what it means to be an American.

    But how should Christians think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership? Ethicist Mike Austin provides a thoughtful, measured, robust, and articulate biblical response that is long overdue. God and Guns in America is an accessible and theologically informed treatment of an issue that many times offers more heat than light. Austin addresses both legal and moral concerns. He defends the view–from a Christian but non-pacifist perspective–that (1) the right to own and use a gun is a conditional right; (2) using a gun to harm another person is only permissible as a last resort; and (3) more legal restrictions are needed in the United States of America.

    God and Guns in America is for anyone who wants to consider guns, gun violence, and gun ownership from a Christian perspective. It is for the people at the gun range, people sitting in hunting blinds at dawn, as well as for people who have never owned a gun. This book will elevate conversation and dialogue about violence and weapons in the United States and hopefully improve our collective thoughts about guns, violence, and gun ownership.

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  • What The Bible Says About How To Know Gods Will

    $9.99

    At some point, every Christian wonders, What is God’s will for me in this situation? There are many situations for which Scripture doesn’t provide a black-and-white answer. In this book, adapted from his larger work Christian Ethics, Wayne Grudem helps readers stop overcomplicating God’s will and instead embrace the different ways they acquire wisdom for daily life. He lays out guidelines for making decisions both big and small. After looking at the 4 dimensions of every action (the action itself, attitudes, motives, and results), Grudem works through 9 sources of information and guidance, both objective (information from the Bible, information from studying the situation, information about ourselves, advice from others, changed circumstances) and subjective (conscience, heart, a human spirit, and the Holy Spirit). Readers will gain insight into how to make the right decisions about situations that arise in their lives.

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  • What The Bible Says About Abortion Euthanasia And The Dignity Of Human Life

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    Abortion and euthanasia are hot-button issues in our world today, accompied by many differing views, deeply held convictions, and personal experiences related to privacy, sexual behavior, personal desires and responsibility, pregnancy, and children-but deeper than all these is the nature of human life itself. In this timely book, adapted from his larger work Christian Ethics, Wayne Grudem argues that human life is rooted in God’s image, and it is therefore morally wrong to put an innocent human to death, whether at the beginning or end of life. He offers a biblical guide to these topics, defining his terms clearly, exploring science and politics, and weighing opposing arguments-answering questions about the protection of an unborn child, abortion in the case of rape or danger to the mother’s life, and when to stop medical treatment at the end of someone’s life. This short book will help all who seek to understand what the Bible teaches about these important issues that deal with human life.

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  • Age Of AI

    $22.99

    Associate research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Jason Thacker, helps us navigate our digital age in this thoughtful exploration of the social, moral, and ethical challenges of our ongoing interactions with artificial intelligence.

    Alexa, how is AI changing our world? We interact with artificial intelligence, or AI, nearly every moment of the day without knowing it. From our Twitter and Facebook social media feeds to our online carts to smart thermostats and Alexa and Google Home, AI is everywhere. In The Age of AI, Jason Thacker shows us how Christian truth transforms how we use AI in order to love God and our neighbor better.

    Applying God’s Word to this new AI-empowered age, The Age of AI serves as a guide for those wary of technology’s impact on our society and also for those who are enthusiastic about where AI is taking us. Jason explains how AI affects us individually, in our relationships, and in our society at large as he addresses AI’s impact on our bodies, sexuality, work, economics, and privacy. With theological depth and a wide awareness of the current trends in AI, Jason is a steady guide reminding us that while AI is changing most things, it does not change the foundations of the Christian faith.

    Are robots going to take my job? How are smartphones affecting my kids? Do I need to worry about privacy when I get online or ask Siri for directions? Whatever questions you have about AI, The Age of AI gives you insights on how to navigate this brand new world as you apply God’s ageless truths to your life and future.

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  • Discerning Ethics : Diverse Christian Responses To Divisive Moral Issues

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    Racism. Immigration. Gun violence. Sexuality. Health care.

    The number of ethical issues that demand a response from Christians today is almost dizzying. How can Christians navigate such matters? What are faithful responses to these questions? Edited by two theologians with pastoral experience, this volume invites engagement with these issues and more by drawing on real-life experiences and offering a range of responses to some of the most challenging moral questions confronting the church today. With an unflinching yet irenic approach, this resource can help Christians as they seek to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

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  • Equal : What The Bible Says About Women, Men, And Authority

    $16.99

    In Equal, Church and ministry leader Katia Adams argues that the church has too often misrepresented the heart of Jesus to release and empower women and men. With sensitivity to both sides of the argument, Adams draws on the wisdom of Scripture, theology, and the Holy Spirit. Blending them with her own personal experiences, she asserts that both women and men are equally called to serve and lead in the church and in the world-and that, by restricting the roles of women, we are missing God’s design for the church and for the gospel’s impact on the earth.

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  • From Human Dignity To Natural Law

    $29.95

    From Human Dignity to Natural Law shows how the whole of the natural law, as understood in the Aristotelian Thomistic tradition, is contained implicitly in human dignity. Human dignity means existing for one’s own good (the common good as well as one’s individual good), and not as a mere means to an alien good. But what is the true human good? This question is answered with a careful analysis of Aristotle’s definition of happiness. The natural law can then be understood as the precepts that guide us in achieving happiness.

    To show that human dignity is a reality in the nature of things and not a mere human invention, it is necessary to show that human beings exist by nature for the achievement of the properly human good in which happiness is found. This implies finality in nature. Since contemporary natural science does not recognize final causality, the book explains why living things, as least, must exist for a purpose and why the scientific method, as currently understood, is not able to deal with this question. These reflections will also enable us to respond to a common criticism of natural law theory: that it attempts to derive statements of what ought to be from statements about what is.

    After defining the natural law and relating it to human or positive law, Richard Berquist considers Aquinas’s formulation of the first principle of the natural law. It then discusses the love commandments to love God above all things and to love one’s neighbor as oneself as the first precepts of the natural law. Subsequent chapters are devoted to clarifying and defending natural law precepts concerned with the life issues, with sexual morality and marriage, and with fundamental natural rights. From Human Dignity to Natural Law concludes with a discussion of alternatives to the natural law.

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  • Christian Worldview

    $24.99

    Since his Reformed Dogmatics was translated into English in the last decade, 19th-century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck has gained wide popularity among pastors and theologians in the 21st century. Christian Worldview, another of his foundational works, is here translated into English for the first time, introducing more of Bavinck’s ideas to a contemporary audience. This book was originally written in response to the challenges of modernity, such as the loss of unity of the self, increasing political tension, the rise of scientism, the reduction of humanity to the merely physical, and more-challenges that continue to reverberate in our day and age.

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  • Before Virtue : Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics

    $65.00

    Classical virtue ethics, exemplified by Aristotle (d. 322 BC), asked: what can we know of human nature and the virtues by which it is perfected in order to live well? Dominant ethical theories today generally avoid the question of human nature, taking deontological (non-metaphysical) or utilitarian (maximizing perceived social benefit) approaches. Elizabeth Anscombe’s 1958 article Modern Moral Philosophy, sparked a revival of virtue ethics. She critiqued contemporary ethical theories and exhorted her readers to recover central features of an Aristotelian approach. Jonathan Sanford finds that despite the common origins of contemporary virtue ethics in Anscombe, the literature varies widely not just in its scope but in its basic commitments. What exactly is contemporary virtue ethics? In Before Virtue, Sanford develops strategies for describing contemporary virtue ethics accurately. He then assesses contemporary virtue approaches by the Anscombean dual standard which inspired them: the degree to which they avoid the pitfalls of modern moral philosophy and the extent to which they exemplify a successful recovery of an Aristotelian approach to ethics. Sanford finds the results to be mixed. But an underlying and unifying theme emerges: an adequate virtue theory must incorporate at least preliminary answers to the questions of the nature of human beings, our ends, and the principles by means of which our ends are best pursued. It is only in light of recognizing the significance of those questions to moral philosophy that one can begin to appreciate the contribution of Aristotelian ethics. Ultimately, Anscombe’s judgment about the need to eschew what she designates as modern moral philosophy is vindicated through a recovery of Aristotelian ethics that goes further in addressing those more basic questions than has most contemporary virtue ethics. The concluding chapters of this book contribute to that recovery.

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  • Before Virtue : Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics

    $34.95

    Classical virtue ethics, exemplified by Aristotle (d. 322 BC), asked: what can we know of human nature and the virtues by which it is perfected in order to live well? Dominant ethical theories today generally avoid the question of human nature, taking deontological (non-metaphysical) or utilitarian (maximizing perceived social benefit) approaches. Elizabeth Anscombe’s 1958 article Modern Moral Philosophy, sparked a revival of virtue ethics. She critiqued contemporary ethical theories and exhorted her readers to recover central features of an Aristotelian approach. Jonathan Sanford finds that despite the common origins of contemporary virtue ethics in Anscombe, the literature varies widely not just in its scope but in its basic commitments. What exactly is contemporary virtue ethics? In Before Virtue, Sanford develops strategies for describing contemporary virtue ethics accurately. He then assesses contemporary virtue approaches by the Anscombean dual standard which inspired them: the degree to which they avoid the pitfalls of modern moral philosophy and the extent to which they exemplify a successful recovery of an Aristotelian approach to ethics. Sanford finds the results to be mixed. But an underlying and unifying theme emerges: an adequate virtue theory must incorporate at least preliminary answers to the questions of the nature of human beings, our ends, and the principles by means of which our ends are best pursued. It is only in light of recognizing the significance of those questions to moral philosophy that one can begin to appreciate the contribution of Aristotelian ethics. Ultimately, Anscombe’s judgment about the need to eschew what she designates as modern moral philosophy is vindicated through a recovery of Aristotelian ethics that goes further in addressing those more basic questions than has most contemporary virtue ethics. The concluding chapters of this book contribute to that recovery.

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  • Love God And Do As You Please

    $8.99

    Love God and Do As You Please is Venden’s answer to those who resist accepting a life of faith for fear it may mean throwing out obedience. With wit and wisdom, Venden proves that for those who enjoy a genuine relationship with Jesus, nothing could be further from the truth.

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  • Reformed Ethics Volume 1

    $59.99

    This companion to Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, now published for the first time, offers readers Bavinck’s mature reflections on ethical issues.

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  • Teilhard De Chardin On Morality

    $24.95

    Teilhard de Chardin presents a morality from an evolutionary perspective, in which humanity is growing in intellectual, emotional, and ethical maturity. He sees humanity’s role as helping God in the divine project of transforming the world.

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  • Quests For Freedom Second Edition

    $88.00

    This book is the result of intensive, multiyear international and interdisciplinary cooperation. From many perspectives, the book’s contributors address themes of freedom and slavery; self-determination and concepts of freedom; God-given and imprinted freedom; freedom as an ethos of belonging and solidarity; and relations between freedom, human rights, and theological orientation.

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  • Quests For Freedom Second Edition

    $53.00

    This book is the result of intensive, multiyear international and interdisciplinary cooperation. From many perspectives, the book’s contributors address themes of freedom and slavery; self-determination and concepts of freedom; God-given and imprinted freedom; freedom as an ethos of belonging and solidarity; and relations between freedom, human rights, and theological orientation.

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  • Conscience : Writings From Moral Theology By Saint Alphonsus

    $24.99

    For the first time ever, this work on moral theology, reasoning and rational decisions by the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer has been translated into English from its original Latin. Raphael Gallagher, CSsR, faithfully translates Saint Alphonsus Liguori’s teachings on moral theology and provides commentary to make the 18th-century text relevant for today.

    This book is sure to be treasured by those who enjoy reading the works of the Redemptorist’s prolific founder.

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  • African Christian Ethics

    $24.99

    This is an introduction to African Christian ethics for Christian colleges and Bible schools. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the theory of ethics, while the second discusses practical issues. The issues are grouped into the following six sections: Socio-Political Issues, Financial Issues, Marriage Issues, Sexual Issues, Medical Issues, and Religious Issues. Each section begins with a brief general introduction, followed by the chapters dealing with specific issues in that area. Each chapter begins with an introduction, discusses traditional African thinking on the issue, presents an analysis of relevant biblical material, and concludes with some recommendations. There are questions at the end of each chapter for discussion or personal reflection, often asking students to reflect on how the discussion in the chapter applies to their ministry situation.

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  • Philosophy : A Christian Introduction

    $26.99

    Two experienced educators offer an up-to-date introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective that covers the four major areas of philosophical thought: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and ethics. Written from an analytic perspective, the book introduces key concepts and issues within the main areas of philosophical inquiry in a comprehensive yet accessible way, inviting readers on a quest for goodness, truth, and beauty that ultimately points to Jesus as the source of all.

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  • Trauma And Grace

    $27.00

    This substantive collection from noted scholar Serene Jones explores recent work in the field of trauma studies. Central to its overall theme is an investigation of how individual and collective violence affect one’s capacity to remember, to act, and to love; how violence can challenge theological understandings of grace; and even how the traumatic experience of Jesus’ death is remembered. Jones focuses on the long-term effects of collective violence on abuse survivors, war veterans, and marginalized populations and the discrete ways in which grace and redemption may be exhibited in each context. At the heart of each essay are two deeply interrelated faith claims that are central to Jones’s understanding of Christian theology: (1) We live in a world profoundly broken by violence, and (2) God loves this world and desires that suffering be met by words of hope, love, and grace. This timely and relevant cutting-edge book is the first trauma study to directly take into account theological issues.

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  • Lost World Of The Torah

    $22.00

    Introduction
    Proposition 1: The Old Testament Is An Ancient Document
    Proposition 2: The Way We Interpret The Torah Today Is Influenced By The Way We Think Law And Legislation Work
    Proposition 3: Legal Collections In The Ancient World Are Not Legislation
    Proposition 4: Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Teach Wisdom
    Proposition 5: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections And Therefore Also Teaches Wisdom, Not Legislation
    Proposition 6: The Israelite Covenant Effectively Functions As An Ancient Near Eastern Suzerainty Treaty
    Proposition 7: Holiness Is A Status, Not An Objective
    Proposition 8: Ancient Near Eastern Ritual Served To Meet The Needs Of The Gods
    Proposition 9: Ancient Israelite Ritual Serves To Maintain Covenant Order Because Yahweh Has No Needs
    Proposition 10: The Torah Is Similar To Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Because It Is Embedded In The Same Cultural Context, Not Because It Is Dependent On Them
    Proposition 11: The Differences Between The Torah And The Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections Are Found Not In Legislation But In The Order Founded In The Covenant
    Proposition 12: Torah Is Situated In Context Of The Ancient World
    Proposition 13: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of The Covenant
    Proposition 14: Torah Is Situated In The Context Of Israelite Theology Regarding Yahweh’s Presence Residing Among Them
    Proposition 15: Discussions Of Law In The New Testament Do Not Tell Us Anything About Old Testament Torah In Context
    Proposition 16: The Torah Should Not Be Divided Into Categories To Separate Out What Is Relevant
    Proposition 17: Torah Was Never Intended To Provide Salvation
    Proposition 18: Divine Instruction Can Be Understood As A Metaphor Of Health Rather Than A Metaphor Of Law
    Proposition 19: We Cannot Gain Moral Knowledge Or Build A System Of Ethics Based On Reading The Torah In Context And Deriving Principles From It
    Proposition 20: Torah Cannot Provide Proof-Texts For Solving Issues Today
    Proposition 21: The Ancient Israelites Would Not Have Understood The Torah As Providing Divine Moral Instruction
    Proposition 22: A Divine Command Theory Of Ethics Does Not Require That The Torah Is Moral Instruction
    Proposition 23: Taking The Torah Seriously Means Understanding What It Was Written To Say, Not Converting It Into Moral Law
    Appendix 1: The Decalogue
    Sayings 1-4
    Sayings 5-10
    Further Reading
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect.

    On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete, no long carrying any normative power (tassels on clothing, making sacrifices). Even readers who do attempt to make use of the Old Testament law often find it either irrelevant, hopelessly laden with thou shalt nots, or simply so confusing that they throw up their hands in despair. Despite these extremes, people continue to propose moral principles from these laws as the biblical view and to garner proof texts to resolve issues that arise in society. The result is that both Christians and skeptics regularly abuse the Torah, and its true message often lies unheard.

    Walton and Walton offer in The Lost World of the Torah a restorative vision of the ancient genre of instruction for wisdom that makes up a significant portion of the Old Testament. In the ancient Near East, order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The objective of torah was to teach the Israelites to be wise about the kind of order needed to receive the blessings of God’s favor and presence with the context of the covenant. Here readers will find fresh insight on this fundamental genre of the Old Testament canon.

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  • Action And Character According To Aristotle

    $34.95

    Aristotle labors under no illusion that in the practical sphere humans operate according to the canons of logic. This does not prevent him, however, from bringing his own logical acumen to his study of human behavior. Aristotle, according to Fr. Flannery, depicts the way in which human acts of various sorts and in various combinations determine the logical structure of moral character. Some moral characters – or character types – manage to incorporate a high degree of practical consistency; others incorporate less, without forfeiting their basic orientation towards the good. Still others approach utter inconsistency or moral deprivation, although even these, in so far as they are responsible for their actions, retain a core element of rationality in their souls. According to Aristotle, moral character depends ultimately upon the structure of individual acts and upon how they fit together into a whole that is consistent – or not consistent – with justice and friendship.

    This book will appeal to professional scholars and graduate students with an interest in Aristotle’s ethics and in ethics generally. It proposes comprehensive interpretations of some difficult passages in Aristotle’s two major ethical works ( the Nicomachean Ethics and the Eudemian Ethics ). It brings to bear upon the analysis of human behavior passages in Aristotle’s logical works and in his Physics. It also draws connections among areas of particular interest to contemporary ethics: action theory, the analysis of practical reason, and virtue ethics.

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  • Ethics Of Saint Thomas Aquinas

    $34.95

    The far reaching changes in man’s social and personal life taking place in our lifetime underline the need for a sound ethical evaluation of our rights and duties and of human behaviour both on the individual level and in the political society. On many issues judgments of value vary widely and a consultation of the thought of Thomas Aquinas on the basic questions will be helpful, the more since he is not only one of the greatest philosophers but also succeeded in integrating in his moral philosophy the wisdom of the ancients, in particular of Aristotle and the Stoa. This book presents Aquinas’s thought on such central questions as man’s happiness, how to determine the morality of our actions, the natural law and the main virtues, as well as on the common good, war, human labour, love and friendship. Throughout the book the intellectual character of this moral philosophy is pointed out and problems are set in a historical perspective.

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  • Full Darkness : Original Sin Moral Injury And Wartime Violence

    $30.00

    A theological treatment of war, trauma, and the fundamental character of human existence

    In Full Darkness theologian and wartime veteran Brian Powers argues that the Augustinian concept of original sin can illuminate the nature of wartime violence, particularly through the lens of veteran trauma. He shows precisely how sin and war both cause human identity, agency, and hope to be lost.

    Powers explores sin as a pathogenic disfigurement that shapes cultural values and ethical ideas, frequently resulting in moral injury. Combat veterans experience a humanity deprived of grace and are devoured by the forces of war, often suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. But Powers provides a ray of hope and a path towards healing.

    Ideal for veterans, chaplains, and pastors, Full Darkness offers a new perspective on the cultural understanding of military violence, provides theological help for those drowning in guilt and shame, and paves the way for reclaiming positive human agency and identity.

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  • Improvisation : The Drama Of Christian Ethics

    $27.00

    This introductory textbook establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, helping Christians embody their faith in the practices of discipleship. Clearly, accessibly, and creatively written, it has been well received as a text for courses in Christian ethics. The repackaged edition has been updated for language and recent relevant resources, and it includes a new afterword by Wesley Vander Lugt and Benjamin D. Wayman, which explores the reception and ongoing significance of the text.

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  • Christian Ethics And Moral Philosophy

    $25.00

    This introductory textbook presents Christian philosophical and theological approaches to ethics. Combining their expertise in philosophy and theology, the authors explain the beliefs, values, and practices of various Christian ethical viewpoints, addressing biblical teachings as well as traditional ethical theories that contribute to informed moral decision-making. Each chapter begins with Words to Watch and includes a relevant case study on a vexing ethical issue, such as caring for the environment, human sexuality, abortion, capital punishment, war, and euthanasia. End-of-chapter reflection questions, illustrations, and additional information tables are also included.

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  • Scripture Ethics And The Possibility Of Same Sex Relationships

    $16.99

    When it comes to same-sex relationships, there is one thing we cannot forget–people, says Karen Keen. In this cogent book Keen breaks through the current stalemate in the debate surrounding faith and sexual identity by presenting fresh evidence from Scripture, Christian tradition, theology, and science.

    With pastoral sensitivity and respect for biblical authority, Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships derives from Scripture itself a principled and consistent way of applying biblical teaching to this difficult topic. Keen helpfully casts biblical insights in the context of how the church has responded to gays and lesbians throughout history.

    Keen’s evenhanded reevaluation will appeal to both traditionalist and progressive church leaders and parishioners, students of ethics and biblical studies, and gay and lesbian people who often feel painfully torn between faith and sexuality.

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  • Lens Of Love

    $16.00

    In order to engage the Bible in the spirit of justice, compassion, and love, Jonathan L. Walton suggests reading the Bible in its world for our world. Perfect for individual or group study, A Lens of Love helps Christians to read and interpret the Bible morally and confidently as they engage society’s pressing issues. Walton provides interpretive tools to help understand the context of the Scriptures along with the Scriptures themselves in order to engage the richness of the Bible as they strive to live in the world in a biblically grounded, theologically sound, and socially responsible way.

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  • Introduction To Christian Ethics

    $30.00

    All Christians read the Bible differently, pray differently, value their traditions differently, and give different weight to individual and corporate judgment. These differences are the basis of conflict. The question Christian ethics must answer, then, is, What does the good life look like in the context of conflict?

    In this new introductory text, Ellen Ott Marshall uses the inevitable reality of difference to center and organize her exploration of the system of Christian morality.

    What can we learn from Jesus’ creative use of conflict in situations that were especially attuned to questions of power?
    What does the image of God look like when we are trying to recognize the divine image within those with whom we are in conflict?
    How can we better explore and understand the complicated work of reconciliation and justice?

    This innovative approach to Christian ethics will benefit a new generation of students who wish to engage the perennial questions of what constitutes a faithful Christian life and a just society.

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  • Moral Choices 4th Edition

    $44.99

    With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This fourth edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and three brand new chapters all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern culture.

    Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant.

    After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today’s most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including:
    *Abortion
    *Reproductive Technologies
    *Euthanasia
    *Capital Punishment
    *Sexual Ethics
    *The Morality of War
    *Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning
    *Ethics and Economics
    *NEW: Creation Care
    *NEW: Animal Rights
    *NEW: Gun-Control
    *NEW: Race, Gender, and Diversity
    *NEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border Control

    *Relevant Case Studies throughout
    *Discussion questions at the end of each chapter
    *Sidebars with case studies for discussion
    *Recommended further reading

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  • Making Faithful Decisions At The End Of Life

    $15.00

    By exploring the ethics of resisting and accepting death from a Christian perspective, Nancy Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of Christian faith. Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life helps readers use biblical and theological perspectives regarding death to inform end-of-life decisions, consider where they stand on withdrawing life support and supporting death with dignity laws, and take steps in planning for their own future.

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  • Illuminating Justice : The Ethical Imagination Of The Saint Johns Bible

    $24.95

    Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in The Saint John’s Bible, the first major handwritten and hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the invention of the printing press. Situating his close analysis of The Saint John’s Bible’s illuminations in the context of contemporary biblical exegesis and Catholic teaching, Homrighausen shows how this project stimulates the ethical imagination of its readers and viewers on matters of justice for women, care for creation, and dialogue between Jews and Christians. Written for scholars, pastors, teachers, and any fan of The Saint John’s Bible, this book shows how beauty and justice intertwine in this wondrous illuminated Bible for the new millennium.

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  • Human Embryos Human Beings

    $29.95

    The overall purpose of Human Embryos, Human Beings is to establish the ontological status of the human embryo, in light of the most recent biological evidence. The thesis of the book is that sound philosophical reasoning and the available scientific evidence support the claim that a human being is present from the moment of fertilization onward (the immediate hominization view) and does not support the contrary claim that a human being appears only after a time following fertilization (the delayed hominization view). Included in the scope of this argument is an examination of several long-standing philosophical arguments claiming that immediate hominization is false; a detailed examination of several arguments claiming that though immediate hominization is possible, both evidence and argument best support the delayed hominization view or some alternate view; and an examination of several cases where natural defect or scientific manipulation make determining the ontological status of the embryo more difficult. The book also includes a presentation of hylomorphism, as this is the philosophical viewpoint employed by the authors to analyze the question. Human Embryos, Human Beings is based on the premise that philosophical and scientific approaches are not in conflict, with the most comprehensive understanding of human embryos being achieved by application of a rigorous hylomorphic philosophy to the best available scientific data. Often, one finds either a thorough and well-reasoned philosophical account or a detailed scientific account. This book makes a welcome addition to the field by integrating both of these needed elements into a single text.

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  • Christian Ethics : An Introduction To Biblical Moral Reasoning

    $59.99

    How should Christians live when the surrounding culture is increasingly hostile to Christian moral values? Granted, the Bible is our guide-but how can we know if we are interpreting it rightly with regard to ethical questions such as wealth and poverty, telling the truth, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, and dozens of other issues? And on a very practical level, how can we know God’s will in the ordinary decisions of life? To address questions like these, Wayne Grudem, author of the best-selling Systematic Theology, draws on forty years of teaching classes in ethics to write this wide-ranging introduction to biblical moral reasoning, organized according to the structure of the Ten Commandments. He issues a challenging call for Christians to live lives of personal holiness, and offers a vision of the Christian life that is full of joy and blessing through living each day in a way that is pleasing to God.

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  • Love In The Void

    $12.00

    Simone Weil, the great mystic and philosopher for our age, shows where anyone can find God.

    Why is it that Simone Weil, with her short, troubled life and confounding insights into faith and doubt, continues to speak to today’s spiritual seekers? Was it her social radicalism, which led her to renounce privilege? Her ambivalence toward institutional religion? Her combination of philosophical rigor with the ardor of a mystic?

    Albert Camus called Simone Weil the only great spirit of our time. Andre Gide found her the most truly spiritual writer of this century. Her intense life and profound writings have influenced people as diverse as T. S. Eliot, Charles De Gaulle, Pope Paul VI, and Adrienne Rich.

    The body of work she left–most of it published posthumously–is the fruit of an anguished but ultimately luminous spiritual journey.

    After her untimely death at age thirty-four, Simone Weil quickly achieved legendary status among a whole generation of thinkers. Her radical idealism offered a corrective to consumer culture. But more importantly, she pointed the way, especially for those outside institutional religion, to encounter the love of God – in love to neighbor, love of beauty, and even in suffering.

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  • Morals Of The Story

    $28.00

    The Players
    The Playbill: Our Focus And Intended Audience
    Spotlight: Socrates And Paul In Athens

    Act I: Setting The Stage
    1. The Comeback Of Moral Apologetics
    2. Stubborn Moral Facts
    3. Pre-Twentieth-Century History Of Moral Apologia
    4. Moral Arguments In The Twentieth Century And Beyond

    Intermission: Answering Euthyphro

    Act II: The Main Characters
    5. Moral Goodness
    6. Moral Obligations
    7. Moral Knowledge
    8. Moral Transformation
    9. Moral Providence

    Act III: Enacting The Comedy
    10. A Gala Performance

    Encore: A Play At Mars Hill
    Curtain Call
    Additional Resources
    General Index
    Scripture Index

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    What arguments best affirm the existence of God?

    Do our moral obligations and choices support a belief in God? For centuries, the moral argument-the affirmation that morality is best explained by the existence of God-has been a powerful apologetic tool.

    In this volume, husband and wife duo David Baggett and Marybeth Baggett offer a dramatic, refreshing, and even playful reconsideration of the moral argument. Tracing both its historical importance and its ongoing relevance, they contend that the moral argument helps to explain the existence of a good God and contributes to our own ongoing spiritual transformation.

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  • Chasing The Shadow The World And Its Times

    $19.00

    Christian natural theology is founded on the proper coordination of Scripture and the created world, what was once called The Two Books of God. Carrying forward the work he began in The World in the Shadow of God, Radner here reflects on the way that Scripture’s creative relationship with temporal experience–ordering history rather than being ordered by history–opens up the natural world to its essential Scriptural meaning. Like the earlier volume, poetic description is offered as a primary vehicle for doing natural theology, which is shown to proceed according to the figural shape of the Bible’s own description of the world.

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  • Penumbra Of Ethics

    $66.00

    Rev. Vigo Auguste Demant (1893-1983) was a significant theologian and social commentator of the first half of the twentieth century. This book contains his up-until-now unpublished Gifford Lectures, in which Demant provides cultural analysis as he attempts to address why humanity struggles so much with modernity and living in the contemporary world. The lectures have additional notes and commentary to make them comprehensible, since not all of them are complete. The first chapters set Demant in his context and the final section provides assessment of both his ideas and his impact. Although Demant died in 1983, his ideas continue to prove influential to thinkers and theologians today.

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  • Penumbra Of Ethics

    $41.00

    Rev. Vigo Auguste Demant (1893-1983) was a significant theologian and social commentator of the first half of the twentieth century. This book contains his up-until-now unpublished Gifford Lectures, in which Demant provides cultural analysis as he attempts to address why humanity struggles so much with modernity and living in the contemporary world. The lectures have additional notes and commentary to make them comprehensible, since not all of them are complete. The first chapters set Demant in his context and the final section provides assessment of both his ideas and his impact. Although Demant died in 1983, his ideas continue to prove influential to thinkers and theologians today.

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  • Why You Shouldnt Kill Yourself

    $38.00

    Suicide, for years, has been a public health crisis in the Western world. Yet more and more states and countries are allowing physician assisted suicide or euthanasia. Have you wondered whether it is actually wrong to end your life if you are mortally ill? Susan Windley-Daoust engages in an extended discussion with a game dialogue partner who thinks that there are five good reasons to employ physician-assisted suicide–and proves those common reasons (or tricks of the heart) may be well-intended, but make no moral or spiritual sense. She argues that PAS is based in medical ignorance, a utilitarian understanding of the human, and a spiritual vacuum–and the Christian Church needs to engage these realities quickly and directly by recovering the art of dying well. This book is written to all those considering the issue, from those considering PAS as an option in their own lives, to those called upon to vote on the legality of PAS in their states, to those who minister to the dying.

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  • Why You Shouldnt Kill Yourself

    $18.00

    Suicide, for years, has been a public health crisis in the Western world. Yet more and more states and countries are allowing physician assisted suicide or euthanasia. Have you wondered whether it is actually wrong to end your life if you are mortally ill? Susan Windley-Daoust engages in an extended discussion with a game dialogue partner who thinks that there are five good reasons to employ physician-assisted suicide–and proves those common reasons (or tricks of the heart) may be well-intended, but make no moral or spiritual sense. She argues that PAS is based in medical ignorance, a utilitarian understanding of the human, and a spiritual vacuum–and the Christian Church needs to engage these realities quickly and directly by recovering the art of dying well. This book is written to all those considering the issue, from those considering PAS as an option in their own lives, to those called upon to vote on the legality of PAS in their states, to those who minister to the dying.

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