This book introduces Christian ethics from a theological perspective. Philip Turner, widely recognized as a leading expert in the field, explores the intersection of moral theology and ecclesiology, arguing that the focus of Christian ethics should not be personal holiness or social reform but the common life of the church. A theology of moral thought and practice must take its cues from the notion that human beings, upon salvation, are redeemed and called into a life oriented around the community of the church. This book distills a senior scholar\'s life work and will be valued by students of Christian ethics, theology, and ecclesiology.
Philip Turner (PhD, Princeton University), now retired, is an Episcopal priest and the author or editor of several books. He lives in Austin, Texas. He previously taught at the General Theological Seminary in New York and served as dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.