Fundamental Christian Ethics

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About the Author

Daniel R. Heimbach (PhD, Drew University Graduate School) is the author of True Sexual Morality: Recovering Biblical Standards for a Culture in Crisis. He serves as senior research professor of Christian ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


"This book will become a standard in the field of ethics for years to come. The depth and breadth of the research is magisterial. The footnotes alone are worth the price of the book! Regardless of one's religious tradition, Daniel Heimbach's Fundamental Christian Ethics should be required reading for anyone seeking to grasp this important field of study."
--Daniel L. Akin, president and professor of preaching and theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Daniel Heimbach's Fundamental Christian Ethics is a brilliant tour de force in the field of Christian ethics. Heimbach combines profound depth of insight regarding foundational issues along with an accurate and accessible review of applied ethics. In confusing days, his moral compass points us towards the one true and unchanging source of ethical authority."
--J. Alan Branch, professor of Christian ethics, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Daniel Heimbach is always careful, clear, biblical, and thorough. Beginning from a thoughtful exploration of the theological foundations and the history of ethical and moral thinking, he explores the whole range of personal, sexual, and social ethical issues, both classic and contemporary. In this outstanding resource, Heimbach helps us think and live well in the complexities of our world."
--Gerry Breshears, professor of theology, Western Seminary

"Daniel Heimbach has written from within the world, without being of the world. Fundamental Christian Ethics begins by educating and guiding the reader in a wide range of biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical fundamentals of ethics. Heimbach then practices what he preaches, directly engaging a remarkable range of ethical issues, from assisted reproduction, gambling, and pornography to wealth and poverty, religious liberty, and racism, and many more. This is a work of both depth and breadth, worthy of a correspondingly thoughtful and wide reading."
--W. David Buschart, professor of theological and historical studies, Denver Seminary

"The challenge of living faithfully in a pluralistic world demands a new level of engagement in the study of Christian ethics. This monumental work provides an enormous storehouse of food for thought on that subject. It combines an uncompromising call to return to the authority and supremacy of God's Word with a careful exploration of the complex, subtle, nuanced and even paradoxical nature of what we actually find when we open God's Word, and when we strive to apply it in our challenging world."
--Greg Forster, director, Oikonomia Network

"This exceptionally valuable resource is a remarkable achievement. It reveals a broad and deep knowledge of the field of ethics which could only be the result of a lifetime of academic research and teaching. While firmly anchored in the teachings of Scripture, Heimbach enriches his analysis with a mature understanding of philosophical ethics and of the development of Christian ethical teaching throughout church history. The bibliographical information in each section is extensive, and where there are differences among evangelical writers on certain topics, he accurately summarizes the different positions and makes reference to the best defenders of each position."
--Wayne A. Grudem, distinguished research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary

"Encyclopedic in scope, rich in its treasury depths, faithful to the historic Christian faith, and timely, timely, timely, Daniel Heimbach's book is the ideal go-to book for all of us negotiating the ever-bombarding issues of our harried modern fast-life."
--Os Guinness, senior fellow, Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics

"Professor Heimbach does a huge service by bringing a great array of relevant biblical materials to bear on many of the most troublesome ethical issues of today and tomorrow. He is well-positioned for this work. He has faced many of these issues himself in various professional capacities and reflected on them at great length in his writing and teaching. Christians will learn much about the implications of their faith from this book, while others will learn the reasons why many Christians take the stands they do on contemporary issues."
--John F. Kilner, director of bioethics programs, Trinity International University

"Comprehensive, thorough, articulate, timely, and faithful. These are just a few words that describe Daniel Heimbach's magnum opus. Heimbach's vast experience, careful scholarship, and mature reflection will make Fundamental Christian Ethics a standard work in Christian ethics for decades to come."
--C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University

"The entire concept of Christian ethics has been confused in our secularizing age. Daniel Heimbach's Fundamental Christian Ethics is a massive antidote to that confusion. Here is a work that is genuinely biblical, deeply theological, consistently thoughtful, and truly Evangelical. Heimbach helps the Christian to know how to think, not just what to think, when it comes to the urgent ethical issues of our day. This book is a great contribution to Christian ethics, and it arrives on the scene just as evangelical Christians face ethical challenges from every direction at once."
--R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president and Centennial Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Daniel Heimbach's Fundamental Christian Ethics will stand as one of the most rigorous, comprehensive, and systematic treatments of Evangelical ethics in this generation. It's a trove of research and wisdom gleaned from a long career of service to the academy, the church, and public life alike. Of particular importance are Heimbach's historical section, which is often sadly missing in most ethics volumes. Having been a grateful beneficiary of Dr. Heimbach's influence, I warmly commend this important volume from one of the senior statesmen of Evangelical ethics."
--Andrew T. Walker, associate professor of Christian ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary