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Issues Facing Christians Today Paperback – Deluxe Edition, September 17, 2006
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About the Author
The Reverend Dr. John Stott was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place in London, England, and had a worldwide ministry as a Bible expositor, speaker, and writer.
Roy McCloughry is a writer, lecturer, and researcher on Christian approaches to social issues. He has written a number of books including Living in the Presence of the Future and is chairman of Third Way magazine and a vice president of the Shaftesbury Society. He lectures in ethics and social theology at St John’s College, Nottingham.
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This work is divided into four parts. Part One concerns textual issues, Part Two concerns global issues, Part Three social issues and Part Four personal issues. So, Part One opens up with foundational issues discussing the nature of evangelical concern in its relation to society at large and the Christian witness to the world. The rest of the book moves from big to small. Part Two deals with the big global issues: war and peace, creation care, global poverty and the nature of human rights. Part Three zooms in just a bit focusing on the social issues of work, business relationships, ethnicity and the Christian lifestyle. Finally, Part Four looks at the more common personal issues of Christian living - relation between the sexes, marriage, abortion, biotechnology (by John Wyatt) and same-sex relationship issues.
All chapters are pretty thorough. Stott lived in the UK, so the American reader will get a good look at many of the issues that were going on in England a few years ago (and still today). But he is also knowledgeable of the American context as well. So the reader from the States won't feel far from home. I wish he were still alive today to update this work because I have found this text to be the best introduction to Christian Ethics that I have read so far.Read more ›
However, I found John Wyatt's chapter on biotechnology somewhat dissatisfying, especially given its place immediately after a good chapter on abortion and euthanasia, in which Stott argues strongly for the sanctity of all life from the moment of conception. Wyatt then argues strongly in favour of stem cell research, without really mentioning the source of stem cells and the moral issues involved. The two chapters alongside each other seem incongruous.
Christians - though written many years ago, they are still the same. Some of them, though, have become accepted by society, and Christians no longer dare to speak out against them. But here is the truth. There is a good chapter on caring for the environment, responsibilities God gave us in The Beginning.
C. Patrick Tharp, Ph.D.
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Great book on ethnics to live like a Christian, if you need to know more on how to live right with God with good ethnics this is a must readPublished 7 months ago by Alvin Phang
Rather a dry read, lots of statistics only relevant to the USA, and not as much spiritual insight as I'd hoped.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent, well reasoned and researched -this is a very helpful resource to anyone wrestling to find a balanced biblical Christian view and responsed to some of the most difficult... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Stott is The Evangelical voice that even non-conservatives can respect.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very relevant-- it tackles most of the issues the church faces today, just as the title suggests.Published 22 months ago by Paul Dragu
It is packed with so many relevant things that are not only facing Christians and all mankind. Stott has a way of bringing to bear all that the various world conferences and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Victor Marcionetti