Publications

Behaving in Public: How to Do Christian Ethics

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.

2011

Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: 'Is Forgiveness Moral?'

While South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is widely regarded as a model of political ‘reconciliation’, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s introduction into it of Christian notions of forgiveness is the subject of heated debate. What appears as Christian common sense to some, looks like a short-changing of justice to others.

2011

Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: 'Justice: Rights and Wrongs'

The leading journal Studies in Christian Ethics released a Special Issue on the subject of the 2009 McDonald Conference on Nicholas Wolterstorff's ground-breaking book, Justice: Rights and Wrongs (Princeton, 2008).

 

2010

Religious Voices in Public Places

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places?  Does fairness in a plural society require it?  Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace?  Do we need translation into 'secular' language, or should we try to manage polyglot conversation?  How neutral is 'secular' language?  Is a religious argument necessarily unreasonable?

2009

Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia

Controversy about the morality of euthanasia and assisted suicide and their legalisation has been running for over a generation, and it shows no sign of flagging. The main arguments for and against are widely familiar, yet the horizon yields no sign of any approaching resolution.

2004

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