Not Yet The Epitaph: Some Ethical Dilemmas Of 1968 - G. R. [Gordon Reginald] DunstanUniversity of Exeter, 1968, Paperback (Stapled Wrappers).
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the spine and margins, rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
The Bishop John Prideaux Lectures for 1968.
From the cover: “Is Christianity, as an effective force in the contemporary world, dead? And has the time come to write its epitaph? In these lectures, delivered in the University of Exeter, the Professor of Moral and Social Theology at King’s College, London considers what Christianity may be able to do towards solving the ethical predicament of a society which no longer takes its teachings for granted. The first two chapters discuss what is really involved in such widely current expressions as “secularization”, “man come of age” and “the permissive society”, and the author shows that in the contemporary situation we are faced with a re-thinking of morality rather than with the abandonment of morality altogether. The third chapter investigates the way in which we should try to reach moral judgments on social questions, by considering in detail two burning issues of the present day, censorship and drug dependence. In the last lecture, the question is raised of the basis of Christian ethical teaching. This is found in faith in the saving acts of God through Christ, issuing in the community of those who share that faith; it is on belief that morals and conduct must always depend.”