Faith and Freedom: Christian Ethics in a Pluralistic Culture (ATF Series)

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Christians live in a pluralist context. This makes the issues of faith, freedom and their interrelationship all the more critical. Faith that is authentic and seen to be so may well be the church s most vital and persuasive apologetic. To that end, the church must retain its freedom to follow faithfully its pioneer and perfecter. Yet in a pluralist culture, the church s faith and freedom must be expressed and embodied in a coherent rather than discordant way. The ecumenical movement was one of the most important theological developments of the twentieth century, but the church as a whole needs to travel further down this road and some individual churches have significant catching up to do. The contributors to this collection represent the Anabaptist, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Uniting church traditions, yet the dominant chords sounded are in harmony-for faith and freedom.

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David Neville is lecturer in New Testament at St. Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra and Charles Stuart University. He is author of two books on the synoptic gospels. Philip Matthews was a Baptist pastor for fourteen years. Working in the Pilbara region of Western Australia provided him with the opportunity to engage with indigenous people and to explore some of the social difficulties arising from living in the Northwest. He now in Ethics and Business Ethics at Notre Dame. He is also Director of the Bioethics Teaching and Research Unit in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. Philip is the editor of Faith and Freedom: A Journal of Social Ethics. Faith and Freedom is an international journal whose contributors are amongst the leading writers in ethics and social theory.

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"A literate and scholarly amalgamation of probing questions and the search to draw answers from reason, scripture, and the often harsh lessons of history itself." -- The Midwest Book Review

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