Best Religious Ethics Books

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1. The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

Author: by Carl R. Trueman
432 pages

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Carl Trueman explains modernity to the church, with depth, clarity, and force. The significance of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self … Is hard to overstate. Rod Dreher, from the Foreword Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Since the landmark Obergefell v.

Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, sexual identity has dominated both public discourse and cultural trendsyet no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of the self. In this timely book, Carl Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptomrather than the causeof the human search for identity.

Trueman surveys the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture in humanity’s ever-changing quest for identity.

2. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice

Author: by Thaddeus J. Williams
288 pages

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God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn’t social is like talking about water that isn’t wet or a square with no right angles.

But the Bible’s call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to “truly execute justice.” The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to “test everything” and “hold fast to what is good.”Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to “truly execute justice” as Scripture commands.

Not everything called “social justice” today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice.

3. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps

Author: by Ben Shapiro
288 pages

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A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to buildand they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture. Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special.

We can’t even agree that America is special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree what the word America itself means. Disintegrationists say we’re stronger together, but their assault on America’s history, philosophy, and culture will only tear us apart.

Who are the disintegrationists? From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States to the New York Times’ 1619 project, many modern analyses view American history through the lens of competing oppressions, a racist and corrupt experiment from the very beginning.

They see American philosophy as a lie beautiful words pasted over a thoroughly rotted system. They see America’s culture of rights as a faade that merely reinforces traditional hierarchies of power, instead of being the only culture that guarantees freedom for individuals.

4. The Problem of Pain

Author: by C. S. Lewis
HarperCollins Publishers
176 pages

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In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?

With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

5. How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition)

Author: by Francis A. Schaeffer

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As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society’s state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God’s revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible’s morals, values, and meaning.

6. The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (Newly Expanded Paperback Edition)

Author: by Simon Wiesenthal
289 pages

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A Holocaust survivor’s surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS.

Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to-and obtain absolution from-a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing?

What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal’s questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet.

7. Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair

Author: by Duke L. Kwon
256 pages

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“Kwon and Thompson’s eloquent reasoning will help Christians broaden their understanding of the contemporary conversation over reparations.”-Publishers Weekly”A thoughtful approach to a vital topic.”-Library JournalChristians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before.

While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions.

Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness. This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church’s obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans.

8. Meditations

Author: by Marcus Aurelius
110 pages

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A new, pocket-sized edition of Marcus Aurelius’s classic handbook for life. Meditations is a collection of the thoughts of Roman Emeror and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius – with practical and insightful advice for dealing with success and failure, and challenges of any kind.

This edition is based on the classic Meric Casaubon translation. This pocket-sized edition is meant to be convenient to carry – the size of a thin mass market paperback, it can easily fit in your breast-pocket or purse, backpack or briefcase – but with font size large enough to be read easily and marked-up and underlined by students of any age.

9. The Complete Works of Epictetus

Author: by Epictetus
461 pages

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This collection includes Epictetus’ Discourses, The Enchiridion, and Fragments scholars have attributed to Epictetus or are in the spirit of Epictetus’ brand of stoicism. Epictetus (AD 50 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey) and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life.

His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens.

However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. No writings by Epictetus are truly known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of the original eight).

10. Stoic Classics Collection: Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Epictetus's Enchiridion, Seneca's On The Happy Life

Author: by Marcus Aurelius
204 pages

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Three Books In One!In one, beautifully laid-out volume, three of the timeless classics of stoic wisdom and self-improvement. Included in this volume:Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations (based on the 1902 translation by George Chrystal) Epictetus’s Enchiridion (based on the 1877 translation by George Long)Seneca’s On The Happy Life (based on the Roger L’Estrange translation republished in 1882)

11. 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Author: by John C. Lennox
Zondervan (June 2, 2020)
June 2, 2020

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You don’t have to be a computer scientist to get involved in the discussion about where artificial intelligence and technology are going. What will the year 2084 hold for you-for your friends, for your family, and for our society? Are we doomed to the grim dystopia imagined in George Orwell’s 1984?

In 2084, scientist and philosopher John Lennox will introduce you to a kaleidoscope of ideas: the key developments in technological enhancement, bioengineering, and, in particular, artificial intelligence. You will discover the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, the facts and the fiction, as well as potential future implications.

The questions posed by AI are open to all of us. And they demand answers. A book that is written to challenge all readers, no matter your worldview, 2084 shows how the Christian worldview, properly understood, can provide evidence-based, credible answers that will bring you real hope for the future of humanity.

12. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race

Author: by Willie James Jennings
384 pages

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Winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion and of the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence, Constructive-Reflective Study “[A] theological masterpiece.”-Chris Smith, Englewood Review of BooksA ground-breaking account of the potential and failures of Christianity since the colonialist period Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighborly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions?

In this ambitious and wide-ranging work, Willie James Jennings delves deep into the late medieval soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, to reveal how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies. A probing study of the cultural fragmentationsocial, spatial, and racialthat took root in the Western mind, this book shows how Christianity has consistently forged Christian nations rather than encouraging genuine communion between disparate groups and individuals.

13. Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Author: by Bryan N. Massingale
Orbis Books

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Here, a leading black Catholic moral theologian addresses the thorny issue of racial justice past and present. Massingale writes from an abiding conviction that the Catholic faith and the black experience make essential contributions in the continuing struggle against racial injustice that is the work of all people.

14. The Prophetic Imagination: 40th Anniversary Edition

Author: by Walter Brueggemann
Fortress Press
159 pages

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A classic text in biblical theology-still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible.

He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the “totalism” of the day. Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets.

Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

15. Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics

Author: by Scott Rae
Zondervan Academic

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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This fourth edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and three brand new chapters all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern culture.

Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today’s most pressing social issues.

He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including:AbortionReproductive TechnologiesEuthanasiaCapital PunishmentSexual EthicsThe Morality of WarGenetic Technologies and Human CloningEthics and EconomicsNEW: Creation CareNEW: Animal RightsNEW: Gun-ControlNEW: Race, Gender, and DiversityNEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border ControlFEATURESRelevant Case Studies throughoutDiscussion questions at the end of each chapterSidebars with case studies for discussionRecommended further reading