Ethics and the Autonomy of Philosophy
Breaking Ties with Traditional Christian Praxis and Theory
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"There is today a resurgence of interest in philosophical and theological issues concerning God and morality, and in this important work Bernard Walker examines a cluster of complex and controversial questions at the heart of the debate. Written by a philosopher who is also a committed Christian, this book will stimulate you to consider some familiar issues in fresh ways and to explore more deeply the relation between God, Scripture, and moral principles."
--Harold Netland, Director of Religion and Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
"This is a bold and ambitious volume on ethics that is comprehensive in scope, unique in content, and full of significant insights. Even those who disagree with Walker's approach will benefit greatly from his discussion of such topics as pop ethics, epistemic myopia, and the role of philosophy and Scripture in the relationship between religion and ethics. Intended as a companion to an introduction to ethics text, it deserves a most wide readership."
--David Nah, Associate Professor of Theology, Bethel Seminary St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
"Walker offers an introductory ethics textbook from a broadly Christian perspective, without reducing philosophy to theology. He touches on a wide range of controversial ethical issues and takes exception to the published views of various Christian philosophers on ethics. Readers will find an abundance of examples that prompt lively discussion of ethical topics and the relevance of a Christian perspective on morality."
--Paul K. Moser, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, Loyola, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL