“A true intellectual feast and a step forward for the discipline of Christian ethics. The reader will not discover mere endorsements of the man or his idea, but they will find a dozen scholars advancing the conversation about those ideas in ways that we think matter very much today.”—From the Introduction
These original essays by a diverse group of Christian thinkers present a rich and broad engagement with Glen Stassen’s concept of “incarnational discipleship”—a major contribution to the discipline of Christian ethics outlined in his final book, A Thicker Jesus (2012). Stassen believed that his approach could strengthen faithfulness to Jesus Christ in the church and foster a stronger public witness in American society.
Exploring the term “incarnational discipleship” and its relevance for today are Lisa Sowle Cahill, Jacob Alan Cook, Miguel A. De La Torre, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, George Hunsinger, Hak Joon Lee, Peter J. Paris, Larry Rasmussen, Ron Scott Sanders, Peter M. Sensenig, and the editors.
David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. He has served as president of both the American Academy of Religion and Society of Christian Ethics and is author or editor of 24 books, including Moral Leadership for a Divided Age and Kingdom Ethics.
Reggie L. Williams is associate professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance.