In Part One of Kingdom Ethics, Gushee and Stassen are doing two things at once: they are laying out a way of analyzing ethical theories generally (a methodology), and they are presenting their own particular argument for what they think Christian ethics should be (an ethic). One helps people construct and critique ethical approaches generally (chs. 3, 4, 9); the other presents their own position, which they call “Kingdom Ethics” (chs. 1, 2, 5–8). In this essay, I want you to summarize Gushee and Stassen’s vision for “Kingdom Ethics,” and then compare and contrast it with one other approach we looked at in class (Catholic Ethics, Reformed Ethics, Liberation Ethics, Ecclesial Ethics).
To aid with this, I want you to use Gushee and Stassen’s “methodology” tools (chs. 3, 4, 9), especially the “boxes” found on p. 173 of Kingdom Ethics (and printed out for you). After summarizing Kingdom Ethics, citing their book throughout of course, pick another approach and specify places where they agree and disagree with one another, concerning “basic convictions,” for instance, or their view of “the threat,” or the weight they give to Jesus’ teachings, or whatever. Essay should be at least 4-5 pages long, double spaced, with 1 in. margins all around, 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
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