In this masterful and innovative book Glen Stassen and David Gushee join profound ethical reflections with faith in Jesus Christ, a life of discipleship, and the hope of the present and coming kingdom of God. The result is a fresh, challenging and comprehensive treatment of Christian ethics centered on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Drawing on detailed studies of the Sermon on the Mount, Stassen and Gushee shed light on the whole of biblical ethical teaching as it relates to a wide range of issues, including peacemaking, just war, nonviolence, sexuality and gender roles, marriage and divorce, race, economics, care of creation, prayer, and politics. Their work yields neither an impossible idealism, nor an abstract ethical system, nor a generic religious legalism. Rather Stassen and Gushee set forth a holistic ethic that motivates us and provides us with a practical basis for living under the lordship of Jesus Christ.
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Review 1 for Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context
Excellent overview on Christian Ethics
Date:February 23, 2012
I appreciate the excellent work done by authors Stassen and Gushee in writing Kingdom Ethics. The book approaches issues of theory, sketching out a biblical vision of character ethics, analyzing New Testament virtue texts, and integrating appreciative use of other approaches to ethics within a larger framework. That framework is rooted in what is one of Stassen's most important contributions to Christian Ethics, a careful and expansive interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew's Sermon on the Mount. Later chapters give insightful analysis of particular topics in Christian Ethics.