Lying and Christian Ethics

2015.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher O. Tollefsen, Lying and Christian Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 209pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher O. Tollefsen, Lying and Christian Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 209pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107061095. Reviewed by Kevin Jung, Wake Forest University Those who missed the intense and prolonged debate in Christian ethics concerning the nature of moral norms from the 1960s through the early 1990s now have a fresh opportunity to be acquainted with it, thanks Christopher Tollefsen's new book. Although it is squarely focused on the morality of lying, it is principally about moral norms -- or, to be exact, absolute moral norms. The reader will notice that the tone and style of Tollefsen's argument is remarkably similar, if not identical, to those of the new natural theorists such as Germain Grisez and John Finnis, who strongly defended the idea of exceptionless moral norms in recent decades. In fact, one may easily mistake this book for Finnis's Moral Absolutes or Fundamentals of. . .

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