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  • How Should We Then Die

    $18.99

    “My times are in thy hand.”

    *Explains why physician-assisted death is attractive
    *Makes a case for the value of life and wrongness of killing
    *Argues from general revelation and Scripture
    *Helps Christians undercut the logic of euthanasia

    As more people accept the practice of physician-assisted death, Christians must decide whether to embrace or oppose it. Is it ethical for physicians to assist patients in hastening their own death? Should Christians who are facing death accept the offer of an assisted death?

    In How Should We then Die?, physician Ewan Goligher draws from general revelation and Scripture to persuade and equip Christians to oppose physician-assisted death. Euthanasia presumes what it is like to be dead. But for Christians, death is not the end. Christ Jesus has destroyed death and brought life and immortality through the gospel.

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  • Creation Care Discipleship

    $49.99

    Although our planet faces numerous ecological crises, including climate change, many Christians continue to view their faith as primarily a “spiritual” matter that has little relationship to the world in which we live. But Steven Bouma-Prediger contends that protecting and restoring our planet is part and parcel of what it means to be a Christian.

    Making his case from Scripture, theology, and ethics and including insights from the global church, Bouma-Prediger explains why Christians must acknowledge their identity as earthkeepers and therefore embrace their calling to serve and protect their home planet and fellow creatures. To help readers put an “earthkeeping faith” into practice, he also suggests numerous practical steps that concerned believers can take to care for the planet.

    Bouma-Prediger unfolds a biblical vision of earthkeeping and challenges Christians to view care for the earth as an integral part of Christian discipleship.

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  • More Than Things

    $48.00

    We live in a culture of commodification.

    People are too often defined by what they do or own; they’re treated as means to an end or cogs in a machine. What goes missing is a deep sense of personhood–the belief that all humans are unique subjects with inherent worth and the right to self-determination in authentic communion with others.

    In a world dominated by things, Paul Louis Metzger argues, we must work hard to account for one another’s personhood. We need to cultivate relational structures that honor every human’s dignity in vital interpersonal community. The theological and philosophical framework known as personalism can help guide us toward such a culture. Drawing from a wide range of thought leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II, Metzger presents a personalist moral vision founded on the Christian ideals of faith, hope, and love. He demonstrates how this moral compass can help us navigate a pluralistic world by applying it to a variety of pressing ethical issues, including abortion, genetic engineering, immigration, drone warfare, and more.

    Ultimately human personhood begins with the personal, triune God, who invites us to live more fully as human beings. When we refuse to reduce our fellow humans–and ourselves–to mere abstractions or objects, we follow the example of Jesus in honoring the value of every person and of creaturely life as a whole.

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  • War Peace And Violence

    $26.00

    In a world of war, terrorism, and other geopolitical threats to global stability, how should committed Christians honor Jesus Christ and his Word? How should Christians think and act when it comes to church-state relations, the preservation of order, the practice of just peacemaking, and the use of coercive force?

    In this volume in IVP Academic’s Spectrum series, four contributors–experts in Christian ethics, political philosophy, and international affairs–offer the best of current Christian thinking on issues of war and peace. They present four distinct views:

    *Eric Patterson, just war view
    *Myles Werntz, nonviolence view
    *A. J. Nolte, Christian realist view
    *Meic Pearse, church historical view

    Each contributor makes a case for his own view and responds to the others, highlighting complexities and real-world implications of the various perspectives. Edited and with an introduction and conclusion by the philosopher Paul Copan, this book provides a helpful orientation to the key positions today.

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  • Common Callings And Ordinary Virtues

    $27.99

    Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.

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  • True Crime And The Justice Of God

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    Utilizing the tools of forensic science and Christian theological ethics, this book resituates prominent criminal cases within their social and forensic contexts. Particular attention is given to the ways in which patterns of systemic ignorance and social inequity sustain anti-blackness and violence against women in society at large and in daily life. Explores the Western phenomena of true crime and its impact on the Christian moral imagination. This project sits in direct conversation with the following three bodies of literature: 1) theological and moral engagement of criminal justice, 2) theological engagement of popular media, and 3) forensic science in the media.

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  • Christian Field Guide To Technology For Engineers And Designers

    $28.00

    Our technology shapes the way we live, interact, work, play, and even worship.

    Technology and its power are both old and new–as is the wisdom we need to envision, design, build, and use it well. For Christians passionate about developing technology, it’s not always clear how their faith and work intersect. How can designing and using technology actually be a way of loving God and our neighbors? Veteran engineers and teachers Ethan Brue, Derek Schuurman, and Steve VanderLeest provide a field guide for fellow explorers working with technology. Using numerous case studies, historical examples, and personal stories, they explore issues such as:

    *biblical themes and passages that relate to technology
    *the ethics and norms involved in technology design
    *how engineering and technology tap into human dreams for a better world

    Along the way they acknowledge the challenges arising from technology but also point to the wonderful possibilities it offers us and its ability to contribute to the common good. For Christians studying and working in engineering, computer science, technical design, architecture, and related fields, this book is packed with wisdom and practical guidance. By sharing what they have learned, the authors encourage readers to ask harder questions, aspire to more noble purposes, and live a life consistent with their faith as they engage with technology.

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  • Enacting Catholic Social Tradition

    $35.00

    Provides a needed emphasis on the fact that CST stems not from arbitrary laws laid down by Church leaders, but rather from moral guidance directly inspired by Scripture, especially the command to love Christ and the neighbor, even if doing so is extremely difficult in real-life situations. Through the use of multiple examples encountered both in parishes and in the secular world (e.g., racism, vegetarianism, taxation), the book gives helpful counsel on being mindful of particularity and contextual concerns.

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  • Field Guide To Christian Nonviolence

    $39.99

    Christian nonviolence is not a settled position but a vibrant and living tradition. This book offers a concise introduction to diverse approaches to, proponents of, and resources for this tradition. It explores the myriad biblical, theological, and practical dimensions of Christian nonviolence as represented by a variety of twentieth- and twenty-first-century thinkers and movements, including previously underrepresented voices. The authors invite readers to explore this tradition and discover how they might live out the gospel in our modern world.

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  • 50 Ethical Questions

    $16.99

    We cannot escape ethical questions. What Christians need is guidance to think well. In 50 Ethical Questions, J. Alan Branch addresses pointed questions regarding ethics, sexuality, marriage and divorce, bioethics, and Christian living. Readers will find biblical and reasonable guidance on their questions, including:

    What are the differences between individual and systemic racism?

    I’ve been invited to a same–sex wedding. Should I attend?

    Should Christians use vaccines from cell lines derived from aborted babies?

    I’m a Christian in an abusive marriage. What should I do?

    Is it morally permissible for a Christian to conceal–carry a firearm?

    With Branch’s help, you can navigate ethical challenges with care and conviction.

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  • For The Life Of The World

    $19.99

    Christianity Today 2020 Book Award (Award of Merit, Theology/Ethics)Outreach 2020 Recommended Resource of the Year (Theology and Biblical Studies)

    The question of what makes life worth living is more vital now than ever. In today’s pluralistic, postsecular world, universal values are dismissed as mere matters of private opinion, and the question of what constitutes flourishing life–for ourselves, our neighbors, and the planet as a whole–is neglected in our universities, our churches, and our culture at large. Although we increasingly have technology to do almost anything, we have little sense of what is truly worth accomplishing.

    In this provocative new contribution to public theology, world-renowned theologian Miroslav Volf (named “America’s New Public Intellectual” by Scot McKnight on his Jesus Creed blog) and Matthew Croasmun explain that the intellectual tools needed to rescue us from our present malaise and meet our new cultural challenge are the tools of theology. A renewal of theology is crucial to help us articulate compelling visions of the good life, find our way through the maze of contested questions of value, and answer the fundamental question of what makes life worth living.

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  • Cannabis And The Christian

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    What does the Bible say about marijuana? If it doesn’t directly address marijuana, how can Christians know what to make of the legalization of recreational cannabis and the advocacy of medical marijuana?

    In the past, Christians could easily answer the question of whether or not it was permissible to use cannabis by deferring to state prohibitions. We could simply say, “it’s against the law.” Today, that answer is no longer possible. Christians are now forced to do what they should have been doing all along: Think like disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring to bear the wisdom of the sufficient Word of God.

    Since cannabis is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, we must understand what it is and how it affects the user. We also must understand what the Bible says about discipleship, healing, suffering, and what it is to be human. Only then can we answer the critical questions regarding the recreational use and the medical use of cannabis.

    In Cannabis and the Christian, Todd Miles gives readers:
    *Biblical wisdom applied to the question of recreational cannabis
    *Biblical wisdom related to the medical use of cannabis
    *A grid to think through other ethical questions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible
    *Confidence to respond to challenging issues standing on the sufficient Word of God

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