In the Fray

Contesting Christian Public Ethics, 1994-2013

By David P. Gushee

In the Fray

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  • Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 5/12/2014
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In the Fray

Contesting Christian Public Ethics, 1994-2013

By David P. Gushee

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625640444
  • Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 5/12/2014
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625640444
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 5/12/2014
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About-

In the Fray collects David Gushee's most significant essays over twenty years as a Christian intellectual. Most of the essays were written in situations of ethical conflict on the highly contested ground of Christian public ethics. Topics addressed include torture, climate change, marriage and divorce, the treatment of gays and lesbians in the church, war, genocide, nuclear weapons, race, global poverty, faith and politics, Israel/Palestine, and even whether Christian ethics is a real academic discipline. Quite visible in the collection is Gushee's deep research interest in the Nazi era in Germany and how the churches fared in resisting Nazi intimidations and seductions and, finally, the Holocaust. All essays reflect the desire for a church that has learned the lessons of that period--a church with resistance to racism, militarism, nationalism, and other social-ideological toxins, and with the discernment and courage to resist these in favor of a courageous allegiance to the lordship of Christ at the time of testing. Considerable attention is directed to contesting some of the public ethics found in the author's own US evangelical Christian community. Concluding reflections on Gushee's ethical vision are offered in an illuminating essay by senior Christian ethicist Glen Harold Stassen.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In these essays, we observe the careful reflection of a brilliant scholar who is one of the best contemporary Christian ethicists. An evangelical who did his doctoral work at liberal Union Theological Seminary, a Baptist who engages the whole church, a sophisticated scholar who also knows how to write for a popular audience, Gushee is significantly influencing the church today. These stimulating essays demonstrate how he creatively impacts every topic he tackles. Highly recommended."
--Ronald J. Sider, Senior Distinguished Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry, and Public Policy, Palmer Seminary, Eastern University, Pennsylvania

"Gushee has become a singular voice in Christian ethics. As anyone reading this latest volume will see, he manages at once to be thickly theological, culturally aware, academically rigorous, unapologetically activist, and publicly effective. Rare is the thinker who is able pull off even two or three of these at the same time; but as this collection of essays demonstrates, Gushee's ability to do all five puts him in a class by himself."
--Charles C. Camosy, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Fordham University, New York

"Rarely would I commend a collection of essays as a model text for teaching and learning Christian ethics. But Gushee is so good at his craft, so clear in his method, and so helpful on the lessons drawn, that this volume is that text. For a church trying to be faithful, and for a public trying to garner what it means to be morally responsible on issues that vex us all, few are better. Exemplary work!"
--Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York

"Christian ethicist David Gushee's latest, a collection of essays written for a variety of audiences, yet exhibiting a refreshing unity of perspective, stands as a model for what an engaged public theology from a confessional perspective ought to look like. . . . All scholars should aspire for this level of integrity and authenticity in their professional work."
--Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, Missouri

"This wonderful collection of David Gushee's essays discusses controversial ethical issues of our time with clarity, conviction, and courage. . . . [It] shows why David Gushee deserves to be called a leading American evangelical ethicist and a public intellectual. I strongly recommend this book to scholars, pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders for its many fresh insights on and concrete guidance for Christian discipleship."
--Hak Joon Lee, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, California

Contributors-

David P. Gushee

Bio(s)-

David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, and the author/editor of sixteen books in Christian ethics. He is widely considered one of the leading moral thinkers in evangelical Christianity.

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