The latest edition of a classic text, updated with case studies of contemporary issues, offers a proven method of class engagement and basic understanding of ethics.
Designed specifically for use in undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, this new edition has eleven revised and five new cases, including cases on gun violence, immigrant detention, hookup culture and sexual violence, and families with transgender children.
“As someone who's annually been assigning case studies from an earlier version of this book to graduate students in my ‘Introduction to Christian Ethics’ class, I heartily commend this revised version. The editors have wisely retained cases that raise perennial issues in Christian ethics while adding new ones that better reflect current events. By teaching Christian ethics in this manner, students will be able to empathetically place themselves among the various characters described in each case and deepen their knowledge of key sources of and concepts in Christian ethics through the commentary that follows each case.”--Grace Kao, co-editor, Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women’s Lives
“Focusing on character formation as well as ethical decision-making, this new edition is biblically rooted, theologically savvy, and evokes from the reader careful reflection and thoughtful action on pressing issues that each of us face.”--Steven Bouma-Prediger, author, Earthkeeping and Character: Exploring a Christian Ecological Virtue Ethic
“Combining thoughtful, realistic cases with social analysis, philosophical reasoning, and careful attention to the complexity of Christian teachings and traditions, this book offers deep resources for teaching (and practicing) the task of Christian ethical thinking.”--Rebecca Todd Peters, author, Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World
Laura A. Stivers is professor of ethics at Dominican University of California. She holds a doctorate in Christian ethics and social theory from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is co-author (with James Martin-Schramm and Daniel Spencer) of Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach.
James B. Martin-Schramm is professor of religion and director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He is an ordained member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and holds a doctorate in Christian ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is author of Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy.