There is sharp disagreement over whether it is ever right to use torture as part of the interrogation of terrorists—and that disagreement extends to Christians too. In this timely study, the author explores the whole range of ethical issues, and in particular whether the consequences of action can determine the right ethical decision.
Transhumanism is the belief that there should be no limit to the extent of technological enhancement of human being, since our nature is essentially that of information and will. As such it looks very similar to a form of religious belief.
Recent changes in the law have had the stated aim of ‘extending’ marriage, as previously defined to be between one man and one women, to include two people of the same sex. But does this extend marriage or redefine it? And do we have a consistent understanding of marriage in the first place? This careful study teases out the issues and implications of this change and its ethical consequences.
Despite the advances of the last century, women today still face significant injustices in many spheres of life. This book draws on recent scholarship to bring such injustices to light, explores their pervasive effects, and argues that it is imperative for the church to take them seriously.
The issue of Israel/Palestine is enormously contentious and never far from the news. And yet many churches hardly engage with the question, if at all. This fascinating study sets out one church’s approach and offers resources for others to do the same.
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.