This fascinating study presents both theological-ethical reflection and practical learning about the community-based transformation of derelict and vacant land, and how this can in turn be deeply transformative for those who participate.
Preaching is a demanding task. It is demanding because it challenges us about the truth of the God we proclaim. It is demanding because it asks us to articulate this truth. And it is demanding because our personal involvement in this task is unavoidable.
This profound study explores each of these in turn, rooted in careful theological reflection on the task of preaching, and offering key parameters as we learn how to preach more truthfully.
This detailed study looks at both the biological and the ethical issues at stake in discussing the moral status of the foetus and argues that we should assign moral status to the foetus at a much earlier point of development.
The work of John Rawls, perhaps the greatest political philosopher of the twentieth century, speaks powerfully into today's economic and social context. This concise study outlines his key priorities around the primacy of social justice, and shows how they have a direct bearing on the questions facing us today.
This fascinating study traces the influence of Luther's ethics on the young Bonhoeffer, his radical change of heart, and his questioning of all 'systems' of ethics in the face of the call to discipleship as radical dependence on relationship with God.
According to Rowan Williams, moral decisions are made in community with other believers and are part of the process of growing in holiness. Handling differences in moral positions is not, therefore, about simply agreeing with one another, but about recognising whether such decisions are being made as part of a recognizable obedience to God as revealed in Scripture.
The book of Isaiah is rich in natural imagery and would seem ideally suited to provide a source for an environmental ethic; but how do we use these images, given that they were metaphors for theological ideas?