Duty & Delight

The Freedom of a Christian
Grace, Vocation, and the Meaning of Our Humanity
Gilbert Meilaender
Brazos Press, $22.99, 192 pp.

The Way That Leads There
Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life
Gilbert Meilaender
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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About the Author

Christopher C. Roberts is studying for the permanent diaconate in Philadelphia. He is the author of Creation and Covenant (Continuum, 2008), a book about the theology of marriage.