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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Scott B. Rae's Moral Choices

I recommend Dr. Scott B. Rae's Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics. It is a fine text for college ethics classes, providing students with a sound basis for making ethical decisions in today's postmodern culture. This book presents the theory of ethics and its application to social issues and uses cases studies to address current ethical issues.

Professor Rae outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics such as the concept of a fixed order of creation (the basis for Intelligent Design). He introduces students to ethical systems of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant.

Rae's seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas provides students with a template for ethical reasoning.

Now in its second edition, Moral Choices is expanded and revised to provide the most current insights on:
  • Abortion
  • Reproductive Technologies
  • Euthanasia
  • Capital Punishment
  • Sexual Ethics
  • The Morality of War
  • The Legislation of Morality
  • Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning
Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics
By Scott B. Rae
Edition: 2
Published by Zondervan, 2000
ISBN 0310230152, 9780310230151
288 pages

1 comment:

Unknown said...

But he's deeply confused about theology and his views depend more on politics than is apparent.

One minute he'll defend the disabled, and then the next he'll promote dehydrating them to death because for Christians earthly life is not the highest good. You won't read that in his books, but you will hear it in his lectures. You will see in his books that AHN tubes are "medical treatment" rather than simply care.

Of course it is "permissible" to remove feeding tubes if someone is dying since we wouldn't force-feed someone with a tube anymore than we would with a spoon when the body is shutting down and can't use it. But Rae is terribly confused at best on the feeding tube issue if you know his real views so beware.