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I was recently asked what my top five books on Christian ethics would be … well, without parameters I thought I’d give five that span the spectrum.

A good anabaptist approach, written for an upper level college student, graduate student or seminary student, is Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics
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My favorite anabaptist study of ethics, focusing on the non-violent message and vision of Jesus, is John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus
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David Gill, a former colleague at North Park, has a two-volume set that is evangelical and introductory — a good college level textbook and I like to the first one: Becoming Good: Building Moral Character
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A nice more mainline approach to ethics is Phillip Wogaman, Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction
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And to add some perspective to how we Christians do morals, reading a Jewish perspective is very helpful. So I recommend Eugene Borowitz, F.W. Schwartz, The Jewish Moral Virtues
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