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    An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom (Hardback) By (author) Dr Robertson McQuilkin, By (author) Paul Copan

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    DescriptionWhat should we do or not do? What attitudes, behavior and qualities are good? Can we be good without God? What is the highest good, the purpose of human existence? These are the questions the study of ethics seeks to answer. Unlike many approaches to ethics, this book foundationally turns to Scripture, going only as far as Scripture itself goes. The result is an overview of biblical ethics that not only addresses the life of love and wisdom to be lived out by Christians as virtuous individuals, but also as Christians in community, in society and in a world of God's creation. Key preliminary considerations of love, law, sin and virtue are given their due in this thoroughly revised and updated text. The bulk of the work is then organized around the Ten Commandments and ethical themes springing from them loving God (commandments 1-4) and loving others (commandments 6-10). This new edition includes added material on ethical alternatives such as relativism, social contract, utilitarianism and evolutionary ethics the seven deadly sins as well as the cardinal virtues vs. theological virtues end-of-life ethics, stem-cell research, animal rights, sexuality, genetics and technology, and other bioethical issues such as plastic surgery and surrogate motherhood technology and its depersonalizing effects as well as helping the poor the church's engagement in society and how Christians can make a difference in the media. McQuilkin and Copan stay focused on how we are fulfilling the purposes of God for our lives a will that is for our good and our well-being. This comprehensive study is the place to begin on the journey of living wisely, faithfully and obediently."

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    An Introduction to Biblical Ethics
    Walking in the Way of Wisdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr Robertson McQuilkin, By (author) Paul Copan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 667
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9780830828180
    ISBN 10: 0830828184

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    LC classification: BS680.E84 M45 2014
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    IVP Academic
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    IVP Academic
    Publication date
    06 June 2014
    Review quote
    "Although as a Catholic I part ways with the authors on a couple of issues such as birth control and the use of images this is an amazingly careful piece of work. Robertson McQuilkin and Paul Copan offer to their readers a clear and compelling account of an evangelical Protestant understanding of biblical ethics, one from which those outside this tradition can learn much. What makes this book historically interesting is that it is a third edition of a classic originally authored by McQuilkin, a legendary figure in American evangelicalism and a pioneer in the field of contemporary biblical ethics. But now it has been revised and authored in collaboration with one of the most prolific Christian philosophers alive today, Copan. As one would expect, this rare combination of talents makes for an important contribution to the study of ethics."--Francis J. Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and codirector of the program on philosophical studies of religion, Baylor University"