Christian Ethics – An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

By: Wayne Grudem
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ISBN: 9781433549656
SKU: 9781433549656


What does the Bible teach about how to live in today’s world?

Best-selling author and professor Wayne Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, including wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws, and more.

Table of Contents:


Part 1: Introduction

1. Introduction to Christian Ethics

2. The Ultimate Basis for Ethics: The Moral Character of God

3. Our Source of Ethical Standards: The Bible

4. The Goal of Ethics: Living for the Glory of God

5. The Joys and Blessings of Obedience to God and the Harmful Consequences of Sin

6. How to Know God’s Will: Factors to Consider in Making Ethical Decisions

7. Christians Will Never Have to Choose the “Lesser Sin”

8. How Should Christians Use the Old Testament for Ethical Guidance?

Part 2: Protecting God's Honor
“You shall have no other gods before me.”

9. No Other Gods

10. No Carved Images

11. Purity of Speech

12. Lying and Telling the Truth

13. The Sabbath Commandment

Part 3: Protecting Human Authority 
“Honor your father and your mother.”

14. Authority of Parents

15. Equality and Leadership in Marriage

16. Civil Government

17. Other Authorities

Part 4: Protecting Human Life
“You shall not murder.”

18. Capital Punishment

19. War

20. Self-Defense

21. Abortion

22. Euthanasia

23. Suicide

24. Aging and Death

25. Racial Discrimination

26. Health

27. Alcohol and Drugs

Part 5: Protecting Marriage
“You shall not commit adultery.” 

28. Marriage

29. Birth Control

30. Infertility, Reproductive Technology, and Adoption

31. Pornography

32. Divorce and Remarriage

33. Homosexuality and Transgenderism

Part 6: Protecting Property
“You shall not steal.” 

34. Property: The Goodness and Necessity of Private Ownership of Property

35. Work, Rest, Vacations, and Retirement

36. Increasing Prosperity: Is More Prosperity a Good Thing?

37. Poverty and Wealth

38. Personal Financial Stewardship

39. Borrowing, Lending, and the Question of Debt

40. Business Ethics

41. Stewardship of the Environment

Part 7: Protecting Purity of Heart
“You shall not covet.” 

42. Purity of Heart

Appendix A: Should We Move Beyond the New Testament to a Better Ethic? An Analysis of William J. Webb's Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis
Appendix B: Scripture Versions Cited
Name Index
Hymn Index
Scripture Index
Subject Index