Behaving in Public: How to Do Christian Ethics

2011

Too often, says Nigel Biggar, contemporary Christian ethics poses a false choice -- either "conservative" theological integrity or "liberal" secular consensus. Behaving in Public explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options. Informed by a frankly Christian theological vision of moral life and so turning toward the world with openness and curiosity, Biggar's succinct argument charts a third way forward.

Nigel Biggar's latest book, Behaving in Public has now been released by Eerdmans Publishing.  The project began as the 2009 McDonald Lectures and in it, Biggar argues that contemporary Christian ethics too often poses a false choice between 'conservative' theological integrity or 'liberal' secular consensus.  Behaving in Public explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options. Informed by a frankly Christian theological vision of moral life and so turning toward the world with openness and curiosity, it charts a third way forward.

See the reviews from scholars such as Nicholas Wolterstorff and Jean Porter, or read an excerpt for yourself.