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Responsible Conduct

Principles of Christian Ethics

Direct Price: $19.99 $15.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780875525723

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Corporate scandals, cloning, and debates about war are recent reminders of the importance of ethics. Whether the topic is civil liberties, business ethics, medical technologies, or sexuality, we all have our opinions.

But what do we mean when we use terms like rights, responsibilities, negligence, good, bad, should, and ought? What basis is there for the ethical judgments we make? What role does Scripture play, or law, love, conscience, spirituality, or adiaphora?

J. Douma, an internationally known ethicist, guides us through these and other foundational issues in this thoughtful, balanced, informed discussion rooted in a Reformed confessional worldview. 


"I welcome this translation and am very grateful it is being made available in our country. As any casual observer of our culture can see, it’s about time Responsible Conduct got here."

—Douglas Wilson

"Introduces many of the most important issues in the discipline of ethics and shows an awareness of the various difficulties and proposed solutions."

—David Van Drunen

"A substantial work in Reformed ethics; I am glad that it is now being made available to English readers."

—John Jefferson Davis

The Author

J. Douma

J. Douma

J. Douma was professor of Christian ethics at the Theological University in Kampen from 1970 to his retirement in 1997. Among his publications is The Ten Commandments.

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