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Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today

by John Jefferson Davis

Buy the book: John Jefferson Davis. Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today

Release Date: November, 1993

Edition: Paperback


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Buy the book: John Jefferson Davis. Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today

Morality v Ethics, Evangelical v Christian

This ernest and predictably self-righteous work ignores Christ's message of love for the lowly, meekness, charity, humility and warnings against arrogance, the lust for power and wealth and fame. He makes virtually no reference to poverty or the poor nor to greed and luxury, to compassion and self-sacrifice for others versus convenience and comfort, to charity and love as dimensions of the ethical life of the faithful. He offers clear statements of dogma in a very narrow ethical world and little sense of Christ's message for citizens of the only superpower who don't realize that we are Caesar in a world we can yet redeem.

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Excellent Introduction to Christian Ethics

Davis' book serves as an excellent introduction to the issues facing contemporary Christianity. He covers 10 topics ranging from contraception to homosexuality to abortion. He gives a brief introduction to each topic then attempts to present a biblical viewpoint for each issue.

I agree with the previous reviewer who said to ignore the negative reviewer - such people attempt to bog Christians down in unnecessary details while glossing over biblical thought. For example, the negative reviewer criticizes Davis' brief introduction of an issue while elaborating much more on the Christian viewpoint. Nuts! The book is aimed at Christians who wish to present thoughtful points on particular issues, so why get so bogged down in details that you start straining gnats? Besides, the negative reviewer seems to try to impress others with arrogant intellectual acumen.

Negative reviewer aside, the book is an excellent read for those who wish to be grounded in basic arguments for a Christian position on a particular issue.

Highly recommended!

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