The Christian Moral Life

Practices of Piety

Timothy F. Sedgwick

Aug/2008, 176 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781596271005



“A book to enjoy and savour. . . . As a gentle and reverent depiction of whole practice of Anglican moral theology and practice, it is splendid.”—The Anglican Theological Review

Written in a style accessible to non-specialists, this book provides teachers, pastors, counselors, and general readers with an ideal introduction to Christian ethics. It renews the topic of Christian ethics by showing readers that faithful moral living is achieved through the daily practices of grace and godliness.

The author first explores the foundations of Christian ethics as seen by both Catholics and Protestants, and then develops a constructive view of morality as a way of life. Taking into account the central themes of Christian ethics, he shows that effective piety is built on spiritual disciplines that deepen our experience of God: prayer, worship, self-examination, simplicity, and acts of hospitality.

Timothy F. Sedgwick has served as vice president and academic dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, where he has taught Christian ethics for more than two decades. He has written several books, including The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety, Preaching What We Practice: Proclamation and Moral Discernment, and Sex, Moral Teaching, and the Unity of the Church: A Study of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Sedgwick has served on numerous boards and agencies of the Episcopal Church and earned a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

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