The Freedom of a Christian
Grace, Vocation, and the Meaning of Our Humanity
Brazos Press, $22.99, 192 pp.
The Way That Leads There
Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life
Wm. B. Eerdmans, $16, 172 pp.
What Catholics call “moral theology” Protestants tend to call “Christian ethics.” Whatever you call it, this is the discipline of discernment which Gilbert Meilaender succinctly describes: “As we seek daily to creep ever more fully into our baptism, we struggle to distinguish between those actions that follow Christ and those that do not.” Academic discipline can be helpful in this effort, but ultimately our goal is following Jesus; and...
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