Scripture, Tradition, and Reason in Christian Ethics

Normative Dimensions

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Bharat Ranganathan, Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman
  • New York: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , September
     259 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How should we understand the relationship between Christian ethics and religious ethics? Among comparative, ethnographic, and normative methodologies? Between confessional and non-confessional orientations, or between theology and philosophy? This volume brings together emerging religious ethicists to engage the normative dimensions of Christian ethics. Focusing on scripture, tradition, and reason, the contributors to this volume argue for a vision of Christian ethics as religious ethics. Toward this end, they engage with scripture, interpretation, and religious practice; examine the putative divide between reason and tradition, autonomy and heteronomy; and offer proposals about the normative characterization of conceptual and practical issues in contemporary religious ethics. Collectively, the volume engages Christian thought to make an argument for the continuing relevance of normative methodologies in contemporary religious and theological ethics. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Bharat Ranganathan is the Beamer-Schneider SAGES Fellow in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Derek Woodard-Lehman is lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he also serves as the Wellington Programme Coordinator for the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.


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