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Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas

Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas

Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas

Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas

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An accessible introduction to ethics through engaging dialogues

Talking About Ethics provides students with all of the tools necessary to develop a coherent approach to ethical decision making. The authors demonstrate how various moral theories play out in relation to a wide variety of ethical questions using an accessible dialogue format. The chapters follow three college students as they discuss today's most important ethical issues with their families and friends, including:
  • Immigration
  • Capital punishment
  • Legalization of narcotics
  • Abortion
  • Premarital sex
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Gender identity
  • The environment, and many more

The engaging dialogue format illustrates how these topics often take shape in the real world, and models critical thinking and Christian ethical decision making. Study aids in each chapter include overviews, sidebars, reflection questions, glossaries, and recommended reading. Ideal as a textbook for undergraduate ethics courses, it is also accessible enough for high school classes and personal study.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825446917
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 02/23/2021
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michael S. Jones (PhD, Temple University) is professor of philosophy and theology at Liberty University, President of the Virginia Philosophical Association, and Executive Editor of the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies. He is also a two-time Fulbright scholar. Jones is the author of Moral Reasoning: An Intentional Approach to Distinguishing Right from Wrong, an approachable introduction to the theoretical side of ethics.

Mark Farnham is Professor of Apologetics at Lancaster Bible College. He received his PhD in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary and his ThM in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also the Founder and Director of Apologetics for the Church, a local church training ministry equipping Christians to effectively defend and share their faith with anyone they meet. His other publications include Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian.

David Saxon is a Bible professor in the College of Bible and Church Ministries at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI, where he has taught since 1999. In 1998 he completed a PhD in Church History at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He is a regular contributor to Frontline, the periodical of the Foundation Baptist Fellowship, International, and to various Maranatha publications.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 15

Theoretical Considerations

1 Ethical Theory 23

Humanitarian Issues

2 Immigration 51

3 Capital Punishment 73

4 Torture 93

5 Animal Rights 115

Medical Ethics

6 Legalizing Narcotics 145

7 Abortion 163

8 Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 189

9 Organ Transplantation 209

10 Reproductive Technology/Human Cloning 229

Marriage and Sex

11 Premarital Sex 251

12 Homosexuality 271

13 Gender Identity 295

International Issues

14 Environmentalism 319

15 World Hunger 341

16 War 361

Conclusion 387

Select Bibliography 391

Index 397

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