This book is an important study of the key features of the ethical systems espoused by the Grisez School, Stanley Hauerwas and Oliver O'Donovan, and the points at which there is disagreement between the three perspectives. By bringing these positions into dialogue Black does a good job of indicating the strengths and weaknesses of the various systems. Studies in Christian Ethics ... the reader is led on a largely methodical journey which is both instructive and interesting ... this book will stimulate and challenge anyone with a knowledge of contemporary ethical method and an interest in the debates which take place in the field. ANVIL Each step in the argument is carefully prepared and thoroughly debated. As a guide to the theory of Christian ethics the book deserves a secure place on the shelf and should be frequently consulted. Journal of Theological Studies
About the Author
Rufus Black is Sanderson Fellow at the Uniting Church in the Australia Theological Hall in Melbourne. He is a Lecturer in Christian Ethics in the United Faculty of Theology and Chaplain of Ormond College.