Bibliography on Modern Christian Ethics

Compiled by Charles Bellinger  


Barth, Karl. Christ and Adam: Man and Humanity in Romans 5. New York: Harper & Row, 1957.

Bloesch, Donald G. Freedom for Obedience : Evangelical Ethics in Contemporary Times. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Discipleship. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2001.

———. Ethics. New York: Macmillan, 1955.

Boulton, Wayne G., Thomas D. Kennedy, and Allen Verhey eds. From Christ to the World : Introductory Readings in Christian Ethics. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1994.

Brunner, Emil. The Divine Imperative. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1947.

Caffara, Carlo. Living in Christ: Fundamental Principles of Catholic Moral Teaching: Ignatius Press, 1987.

Cahill, Lisa Sowle. Family : A Christian Social Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

Cahill, Lisa Sowle, and James F. Childress eds. Christian Ethics : Problems and Prospects. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 1996.

Callahan, Sidney Cornelia, and Daniel Callahan. Abortion : Understanding Differences. New York: Plenum Press, 1984.

Cessario, Romanus. Introduction to Moral Theology. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2001.

Cone, James H. Risks of Faith : The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.

Curran, Charles E., and Richard A. McCormick. The Distinctiveness of Christian Ethics. New York: Paulist Press, 1980.

Dorrien, Gary J. The Making of American Liberal Theology : Idealism, Realism, and Modernity, 1900-1950. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

Ellul, Jacques. The Ethics of Freedom. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976.

Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Who Are We? : Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2000.

Ford, David. Self and Salvation : Being Transformed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Friesen, Duane K. Artists, Citizens, Philosophers : Seeking the Peace of the City : An Anabaptist Theology of Culture. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2000.

Gandhi, and Thomas Merton. Gandhi on Non-Violence. New York: New Directions Pub. Corp., 1965.

Girard, René, Jean-Michel Oughourlian, and Guy Lefort. Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1987.

Glendon, Mary Ann. Rights Talk : The Impoverishment of Political Discourse. New York: Free Press, 1991.

Graham, Gordon July. Evil and Christian Ethics. Cambridge, UK: New York NY, 2001.

Grant, George Parkin. English-Speaking Justice. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.

Grenz, Stanley. The Moral Quest : Foundations of Christian Ethics. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1997.

Grisez, Germain Gabriel, and Russell B. Shaw. Fulfillment in Christ : A Summary of Christian Moral Principles. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991.

Gustafson, James M. Christ and the Moral Life. New York,: Harper & Row, 1968.

———. Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Gutiérrez, Gustavo. A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation. Maryknoll, N.Y.,: Orbis Books, 1973.

Hauerwas, Stanley. The Peaceable Kingdom : A Primer in Christian Ethics. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.

Hauerwas, Stanley, John Berkman, and Michael G. Cartwright. The Hauerwas Reader. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 2001.

Hays, Richard B. The Moral Vision of the New Testament : Community, Cross, New Creation : A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethics. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.

Henry, Carl Ferdinand Howard. Aspects of Christian Social Ethics. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1964.

Jackson, Timothy P. The Priority of Love : Christian Charity and Social Justice. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003.

John Paul II, Pope. The Gospel of Life : [Evangelium Vitae]. New York: Random House, 1995.

Jones, L. Gregory. Transformed Judgment : Toward a Trinitarian Account of the Moral Life. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

Kierkegaard, Søren, Howard Vincent Hong, and Edna Hatlestad Hong. Works of Love. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995.

King, Martin Luther. Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

Lebacqz, Karen, and Joseph D. Driskill. Ethics and Spiritual Care : A Guide for Pastors, Chaplains, and Spiritual Directors. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Lewis, C. S. The Four Loves. New York,: Harcourt Brace, 1960.

MacIntyre, Alasdair C. After Virtue : A Study in Moral Theory. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.

McClendon, James William. Ethics: Systematic Theology. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1986.

Meilaender, Gilbert. Faith and Faithfulness : Basic Themes in Christian Ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991.

Milbank, John. Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA: B. Blackwell, 1991.

Mouw, Richard J. The God Who Commands. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

Murphy, Nancey C., and George Francis Rayner Ellis. On the Moral Nature of the Universe : Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 1996.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2001.

———. The Responsible Self: An Essay in Christian Moral Philosophy. New York,: Harper & Row, 1963.

Niebuhr, Reinhold. An Interpretation of Christian Ethics. New York, London,: Harper, 1935.

———. The Nature and Destiny of Man. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1949.

Nygren, Anders. Agape and Eros. Philadelphia,: Westminster Press, 1953.

O'Donovan, Oliver. Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1986.

Ogletree, Thomas W. The Use of the Bible in Christian Ethics : A Constructive Essay. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.

Outka, Gene H. Agape: An Ethical Analysis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972.

Ramsey, Paul. Basic Christian Ethics. New York,: Scribner, 1950.

Rauschenbusch, Walter. A Theology for the Social Gospel. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster J. Knox Press, 1997.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Gaia & God : An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Siker, Jeffrey S. Scripture and Ethics : Twentieth-Century Portraits. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Stassen, Glen Harold, and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Stassen, Glen Harold, Diane M. Yeager, John Howard Yoder, and H. Richard Niebuhr. Authentic Transformation : A New Vision of Christ and Culture. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.

Weil, Simone, and A. F. Wills. The Need for Roots : Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind. London: Routledge & Paul, 1952.

Wilkins, John. Considering Veritatis Splendor. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 1994.

Wink, Walter. The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Wogaman, J. Philip. Christian Perspectives on Politics. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.

Yoder, John Howard. The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans: Carlisle UK, 1994.

———. The Priestly Kingdom : Social Ethics as Gospel. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.