Table of contents for A textbook of Christian ethics / Robin Gill.


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Preface ...... ............................................... ........................... xi
INTRODUCTION
Structure  ............... . . ........ ... ...............................................  .............................  1
System  of Analysis  ...................................... ...          .......................  2
The Texts: Augustine, Aquinas and Luther .............................................18
The  Extracts  ...............  ...........................................29
M eth od  of  Stu dy  ...................................................................................................................30
Section 1 METHODOLOGY
Introduction to Methodology ..........................  ............................... 35
Text I      Augustine 'God's Foreknowledge and Human Free-will'
from  The  City  of  God  ............................................  ... ......................................... 41
Text II     Aquinas 'Natural Law' from Summa Theologica ........................................  49
Text III     Luther from Treatise on Good Works ................................. 57
Analysis  of  Extracts  1-7  ................................ ................................65
Extract 1   Bonhoeffer 'Ethics and Christian Ethics' from Ethics ....................................  71
Extract 2   Fletcher from Situation Ethics ......................................................  76
Extract 3   Copleston 'Objections to Natural Law' from Aquinas ........................................ 81
Extract 4   John Paul II 'The Crisis of Moral Truth' from Veritatis Splendor ................. 87
Extract 5   Fiorenza 'Ethics and Feminist Theology' .....................         ...91
Extract 6   Cupitt 'Post-Realist Ethics' from  Solar Ethics ......................................................... 96
Extract 7   Porter 'Virtue Ethics' from Moral Action and Christian Ethics ....................... 100
Critique of Extracts .................................................... 104
Section 2 POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND JUSTICE
Introduction  to  Politics, Economics and  Justice  ........................... ..........................109
Text IV     Augustine 'The Earthly and Heavenly Cities' from The City of God ............. 114
Text V      Aquinas from On Princely Government ................................. .......  122
Text VI      Luther from Trade and Usury ........................................ 130
A nalysis  of Extracts  ...................... ......................................143
Extract 8    Barth 'God's Judgment on Political Revolutions'
from The Epistle to the Romans .....................................        150
Extract 9    Berdyaev 'Politics and the Spirit' from Freedom and the Spirit ......................... 156
Extract 10   Niebuhr 'The Conflict Between Individual and Social Morality' from
Moral Man and Immoral Society ..................................      .....  159
Extract 11   Temple from Christianity and the Social Order .................................. ...   164
Extract 12   John XXIII 'Towards a World Government' from Pacem in Terris ............... 170
Extract 13   Miranda 'Justice and Almsgiving' from Marx and the Bible ................ .....--- 178
Extract 14   Hollenbach 'The Common Good and Globalisation' from The Common
Good  and  Christian  Ethics  ........................................... .......................................  184
C ritique  of  Extracts  ..........................................................................187
Section 3 WAR AND PEACE
Introduction to War and Peace .........................             .................... 193
Text VII     Augustine 'The Just War' from Reply to Faustus the Manichaean ................. 199
Text VIII    Aquinas 'War, Christians and the Clergy' from Summa Theologica ............... 206
Text IX      Luther from Whether Soldiers, too, Can be Saved .......................... .............. 214
A nalysis  of  E xtracts  ..........................................................................225
Extract 15   Welty 'Wars of Aggression and Defence'
from A Handbook of Christian Social Ethics .....................................  230
Extract 16   Ramsey from Who Speaks for the Church? .......................................................... 236
Extract 17   US Catholic Bishops from The Challenge of Peace ............................................... 242
Extract 18   Hauerwas 'Pacifism: Some Philosophical Considerations'...........................250
Extract 19   Bonino 'Liberation Theology and Peace' from Revolutionary Theology
Comes of Age ........   .     .....................             ................... 256
Extract 20   O'Donovan 'Discrimination and Double-Effect' from The Just War
R evisited  ........................................................................................................................ 26 1
Critique  of  Extracts  ...................................................................... 265
Section 4 THE ENVIRONMENT
Introduction to the Environment .........................               ...................271
Text X       Augustine from The Literal Meaning of Genesis ................................................. 276
Text XI      Aquinas 'Creation and Divine Providence' from Summa Contra Gentiles........ 285
Text XII     Luther from Commentary on Genesis (1.26-31)................................................... 293
Analysis of Extracts  ......................... .. ........ ... .... ...................... ........ 299
Extract 21   White 'The Theological Roots of our Ecological Crisis' ..............................303
Extract 22   Gregorios 'Ecology and the World Council of Churches' ..........................310
Extract 23    Abraham 'Liberation and Eco-Justice'.....................................318
Extract 24    Clark 'Christian Responsibility for the Environment' ...................................325
Extract 25    McFague 'An Earthly Theological Agenda' ........................................... 331
C ritique  of  E xtracts  ............................................................................................................336
Section 5 HUMAN LIFE AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Introduction to Human Life and Interpersonal Relationships ...................................... 341
Text XIII     Augustine 'Suicide' from    The City of God .....................................  348
Text XIV      Aquinas 'Fornication and Marriage' from Summa Contra Gentiles .............. 356
Text XV       Luther from   On the Jews and Their Lies .....................................    367
A nalysis  of  Extracts  .................................................................375
Extract 26    Kflng 'Euthanasia' from A Dignified Dying? ....................................   381
Extract 27    Quaker Group from      Towards a Quaker View of Sex .....................................  388
Extract 28    Ware 'Marriage and Divorce - an Orthodox Perspective'..........................  393
Extract 29    Paul VI 'Birth Control' from Humanae Vitae .....................................   402
Extract 30    Cahill 'Bioethics and AIDS'.................................................409
Extract 31    WCC 'Churches Against Racism' ......................                     .......414
Extract 32    Ruether 'Western Christianity and Zionism' ...............................................419
Critique of Extracts .............................................................428
Select Bibliography  in  Christian  Ethics  ................................................. ..... ............................... 433



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Christian ethics