Here is a wonderful collection of essays, many by established scholars skillfully addressing both theory and practice, or foundational and applied topics, in Christian social ethics. Furthermore, this volume is a fine tribute to Ronald H. Stone, who served as an inspiration for these appreciative yet critical contributions by colleagues and students from his more than four decades of service to church and society. Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics is a valuable resource for scholars and others interested in current trends and future trajectories in twenty-first century Christian social ethics.
(Tobias Winright, Saint Louis University)Erudite and accessible, Applied Christian Ethics explores various dimensions of Ron Stone’s writings. The essays constructively address theological, ethical, economic, and political questions raised by Stone, cogently engage his interlocutors (principally Niebuhr and Tillich), and creatively apply his ideas to contemporary moral problems.
(Jonathan Rothchild, Loyola Marymount University)
About the Author
Matthew Lon Weaver is chaplain and chair of the Department of Social, Religious, and Ethical Studies at the Marshall School.