Transformation Ethics: Developing the Christian Moral Imagination
- Publish Date: 2002-11-23
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Thomas R. McFaul
Transformation Ethics develops a new framework for Christian moral reasoning called Transformation Ethics and applies it to three of the 21st century's most pressing ethical dilemmas. Author Thomas McFaul builds on the premise that the bridge leading from faith to action is the moral imagination. The Transformation framework synthesizes the strengths of four of Christianity's major traditions of moral reasoning: Faith-Love, Moral Law, Character, and Justice-Liberation. The two hyphenated pairs of Faith and Love and of Justice and Liberation reflect the close coupling of these terms throughout the history of Christian Ethics. Transformation Ethics traces the historic development of these four traditions from the Old Testament to the Modern eras and then integrates their strengths to create the Transformation framework. Using the Transformation framework, McFaul offers solution to the moral challenges that surround capital punishment, genetic modification, and homosexuality.