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Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today, Fourth Edition (Davis)

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For three decades, Evangelical Ethicshas been regarded as one of the best treatments of contemporary ethical problems facing Christians. John Jefferson Davis brings mature biblical thought to issues such as homosexuality, genetics, abortion, euthanasia, war and peace, the environment, divorce, and remarriage.

This fourth edition includes a new chapter on the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. Other chapters have been revised and updated.

Table of Contents:

  1. Dimensions of Decision Making
  2. Contraception
  3. Reproductive Technologies
  4. Divorce and Remarriage
  5. Homosexuality
  6. Abortion
  7. Termination of Treatment, Infanticide, and Euthanasia
  8. Capital Punishment
  9. Civil Disobedience
  10. War and Peace
  11. Environmental Ethics: History, Issues, Theology
  12. The Genetic Revolution
  13. Slavery, Race, and Racism in America



Dr. John Jefferson Davis, an ordained Presbyterian minister, is professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. A former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, Dr. Davis earned his PhD degree in systematic theology at Duke University and is the author of several books, including Theology Primer; Foundations of Evangelical Theology; Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today; Frontiers of Science and Faith; and numerous articles in scholarly journals.



“As I was serving a young and growing congregation serious about studying ethics, this book became my primary resource. . . . [Dr. Davis’s] comprehensive learning, accessible language, and unswerving commitment to the authority of Scripture is evident on every page. . . . Every thoughtful Christian will want to keep this book close at hand.” — Charles Wingard, Assistant Professor of Practical theology and Dean of Students, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

“I am delighted that John J. Davis’s Evangelical Ethics is appearing again in a new edition. I have used the text in my classes for years. I admire its faithfulness to Scripture and Reformed theology and its power to stimulate good discussion. . . . I recommend the book highly.” — John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando