Helping readers look at moral issues seriously, intelligently, and from a Christian perspective, this comprehensive and thought-provoking introduction to the study of Christian ethics emphasizes the use of scripture, tradition, and the Christian community as resources to help formulate a personal approach in ethical living as it describes a variety of contemporary approaches to the consideration of ethical issues; discusses the author's own methods for making ethical decisions; and explores some of the critical issues of our day. Acquaints readers with both the field of ethics in general and varieties of Christian ethical systems in particular, and assists them in the formulation of an approach that they will find valid for themselves. Combines theological, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives in examining moral issues. Considers sources of guidance, biblical ethics, faith working through love, Christian ethics and such contemporary issues as human sexuality, marriage relationships, issues in biomedical ethics, and the status of women. Discusses citizenship in a democracy, punishment for crime, war and the quest for peace, ecology and our moral responsibility, and much more. Offers new discussions on the ethics of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, and the moral implications of cloning. For readers interested in ethics, religion and/or philosophy.