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Faith and Faithfulness

Faith and Faithfulness

Basic Themes in Christian Ethics

Gilbert C. Meilaender

Meilaender suggests that Christians should not try to develop an autonomous ethic; neither, however, need they deny the common ground that exists with those who stand in other traditions. He then discusses human nature as creaturely, sinful, and justified—using these categories to think about such topics as the relation of humans to their environment, the meaning of personhood, and the meaning of original sin.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00983-0
192 pages
Publication Year: 1991

Gilbert C. Meilaender is Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. He is the author of numerous books, including Friendship: A Study in Theological Ethics and Body, Soul, and Bioethics, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“Meilaender has an unusual ability to treat complex topics with clarity, charm, and insight. In this book, he masterfully explores how certain central Christian themes must be held in tension together. He argues for a distinctively Christian ethics that is, nonetheless, open to general ethics.” — Theological Studies

“Present times are blessed with a number of readily accessible (easy to get and easy to read) books by rigorous academic authors who temporarily set aside their technical vocabulary to gift us with their insights. Faith and Faithfulness is such a book; it takes up and brilliantly answers questions a thoughtful but busy Christian nonphilosopher might have.” — New Oxford Review

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Faith and Faithfulness

Basic Themes in Christian Ethics

Gilbert C. Meilaender

 Faith and Faithfulness: Basic Themes in Christian Ethics
Paper Edition

Meilaender suggests that Christians should not try to develop an autonomous ethic; neither, however, need they deny the common ground that exists with those who stand in other traditions. He then discusses human nature as creaturely, sinful, and justified—using these categories to think about such topics as the relation of humans to their environment, the meaning of personhood, and the meaning of original sin.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00983-0

192 pages

“Meilaender has an unusual ability to treat complex topics with clarity, charm, and insight. In this book, he masterfully explores how certain central Christian themes must be held in tension together. He argues for a distinctively Christian ethics that is, nonetheless, open to general ethics.” — Theological Studies

“Present times are blessed with a number of readily accessible (easy to get and easy to read) books by rigorous academic authors who temporarily set aside their technical vocabulary to gift us with their insights. Faith and Faithfulness is such a book; it takes up and brilliantly answers questions a thoughtful but busy Christian nonphilosopher might have.” — New Oxford Review