The life of faith in God constantly involves thinking for others, acting in concern for other people. Reflection upon such action involves Christian ethics. As individuals we are concerned with personal ethics in our relationships with other individuals. As persons in society and members of the Christian community, we are concerned with social ethics, with relationships in society as a whole and in Christian responsibility towards all human beings.
The purpose of this thought-provoking book is to provide an account of the implications of God's love for our response to a number of highly particular and urgent ethical issues in the modern world. In it, George Newlands examines the major issues of the Church and the social order, peace and war in a nuclear age, personal relationships -- sex and moral values, legal and medical ethical issues -- respect for life and respect for persons, and the meaning of justice within the conflicting interests of society. What Dr. Newlands offers are not authoritative pronouncements on these issues, but considered suggestions, and he shows how no area of life is excluded from the reality, and the opportunity, of making Christian decisions.