Ethics after Christendom

Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic

By Vigen Guroian

Ethics after Christendom

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  • ISBN: 9781592447671
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 8/24/2004
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Ethics after Christendom

Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic

By Vigen Guroian

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  • ISBN: 9781592447671
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 8/24/2004
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

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'Ethics after Christendom' proposes that the special moral challenge facing churches in post-Christian societies is to center Christian ethics ecclesially while also keeping it both evangelical and catholic. Siding with the diagnosis that North American Christendom has drawn to an end, Vigen Guroian provides an analysis of the present cultural context in which Christian ethics must now be done, discusses the role of churches after Christendom, and shows - through the application of ecclesial ethics to family, medicine, and ecology - how liturgy enriches and deepens the Christian ethical vision.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Vigen Guroian advances and expands his theological and ethical thought in this volume. 'Ethics after Christendom' is an extremely significant contribution to Orthodox ethical thought. Essential reading."

Stanley Harakas, Professor Emeritus, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

"Drawing on liturgy, theology, and history, Vigen Guroian offers a vision of Christian life deeply influenced by the experience of Orthodox Christians. Even those less pessimistic than he about the place of the church in our public life will profit from these readable, provocative essays on church and culture."

Gilbert Meilaender, Valparaiso University

"Some will doubt whether our post-Constantinian era can ignore public theology, since sectarian pieties and ethnic religiosities are as tempted to idolatry as cosmopolitan theologies. But Vigen Guroian is correct that the renewal of an ecclesial faith and ethic is necessary if souls and civilizations are not to be damaged by the destruction of family and ecological life. Here, his Eastern Orthodox sensibilities meet Western Anabaptist suspicions of modern secularism in a quest for a renewed spirituality."

Max L. Stackhouse, Princeton Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Vigen Guroian

Bio(s)-

Vigen Guroian is Professor of Theology at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland. He has also served on the faculty of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Seminary in Baltimore. Guroian is the author of 'Incarnate Love: Essays on Orthodox Ethics' and 'Faith, Church, Mission: Essays for Renewal in the Armenian Church'.

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