Moral Reasoning: An Intentional Approach to Distinguishing Right from Wrong
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“Why write another ethics textbook?”
There are many short introductions to ethics on the market already. Moral Reasoning: An Intentional Approach to Distinguishing Right from Wrong is specifically Christian, which sets it apart from many of the others. It is an elementary introduction to Christian ethics that focuses on the theoretical side rather than the practical. The goal is to provide a very approachable guide for Christians to Western philosophical ethics.
Moral Reasoning: An Intentional Approach to Distinguishing Right from Wrong features:
- Chapters beginning with a synopsis that very briefly explains an overview of the chapter’s content.
- End-of-chapter questions for the reader to think deeply about and to encourage discussion.
- A focus on ethical theories rather than important historical figures, including sidebars used to introduce the most significant thinkers associated with each ethical theory discussed.
Chapter One: “Intentional” Ethics
Chapter Two: Ethical Relativism
Chapter Three: Virtue Ethics
Chapter Four: Natural Law Ethics
Chapter Five: Ethical Egoism
Chapter Six: Utilitarianism
Chapter Seven: Duty Ethics
Chapter Eight: The Metaphysics of a Christian Ethic
Chapter Nine: The Epistemology of a Christian Ethic
Chapter Ten: Application: The Abortion Debate
BS, Maranatha Baptist University
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
MA (philosophy), West Chester University
PhD, Temple University
Dr. Jones is professor of philosophy and theology at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a two-time Fulbright recipient, an executive editor of the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies (www.JSRI.ro), author of The Metaphysics of Religion: Lucian Blaga and Contemporary Philosophy (Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 2006), and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.
I read chapter one and am half way through chapter two. I am very much enjoying it as it is very user friendly. I appreciate they defining terms in the footnotes. I am looking forward to all God is going to teach me through this study.
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