Book: Ethics - A Concise Handbook On Contemporary Issues by Dr. Charles Craig Lantz
categories: Book, Philosophy, Religion, Apologetics, Chrisianity, Theism, Defense of Faith, Ethics
Charles Craig Lantz about this book: This concise handbook on "ethics" will address many issues that our culture is struggling with that force people, many times, to make "tough choices" between "right" and "wrong." Ethical questions are life questions that people encounter in the process of living and to which they respond in the reality of their own lives. All activity implies such a taking of positions. Human activity is never a merely external relationship to or a manipulation of objects. Human activities involve a relationship to the reality in which humans always find themselves, which determines who they are, and which places them under obligations. The awareness of the inner responsibility involved in the reality of human life finds expression in the questions of ethics. Part One of this concise handbook will address the concept of "Christian ethics" and, will maintain the position that apart of God's word and His divine law, we are left to subjectivism and moral relativity. This study will investigate Utilitarianism, Deontological Ethics, Antinomianism, Situationism, Generalism, Conflicting Absolutism, and Graded Absolutism. These ethical options will be explored and examined. In addition to this, Biblical ethics will attempt to answer these questions, What is truth? What is biblical morality? What is the basis of the nature of God's law in relationship to theological concepts such as Mercy, Justice, Righteousness, and Faithfulness? In Part Two of this handbook, the author will address the following ethical issues: Homosexuality, Abortion, Feminism, Capital Punishment, Death Ethics: Euthanasia, Biomedical Ethics – dealing with the Medical Implications of Artificial Insemination, and the issue of Surrogate Mothers. Although by no means an exhaustive study on the foundation of Christian ethics, and contemporary ethical issues, this concise handbook is a MUST read for pastors, church leaders, and followers of Christ who want to be equipped with "knowledge" so that they are able to more effectively minister to this current culture facing an on-slot of ethical crises.
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