I used Scott Rae’s book Moral Choices in two different ethics classes in seminary and benefitted from it a great deal. It’s now in it’s third edition, and thanks to the generous folks at Zondervan (@Zondervan on Twitter, Facebook here), I’m giving away a copy at Cloud of Witnesses.
As the subtitle says, the book is an introduction to (Christian) ethics. In the first four chapters, Rae lays out some theoretical groundwork by pointing to various elements of a Christian approach to ethics, and then surveys various ethical systems such as utilitarianism, deontological approaches, and virtue ethics. Chapter 4 provides a general framework for making ethical decisions.
Chapters 5 through 12 take up a variety of ethical issues and treat them from a Christian viewpoint. These timely topics include abortion, cloning, euthanasia, sexual ethics, war, and economics. Each chapter includes review questions, case studies for discussion, suggestions for further reading, and helpful sidebars.
If you’re looking for a concise but comprehensive survey of Christian ethics from an evangelical perspective, Moral Choices is one of the best in print in my opinion.
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