Scott B. Rae is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Talbot School of Theology. His primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics; and Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics. His work has appeared in The Linacre Quarterly, Religion and Liberty, Journal of Markets and Morality, Southern California Journal of Law and Women's Studies, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Ethics and Medicine. He is a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals. He is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum.
With its unique union of theory and application, the Moral Choices course sets a standard for college-level study of ethics.
Designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture, Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The course also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant.
After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including:
- Reproductive Technologies
- Capital Punishment
- Sexual Ethics
- The Morality of War
- Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning
- Ethics and Economics
- NEW: Creation Care
- NEW: Animal Rights
- NEW: Gun-Control
- NEW: Race, Gender, and Diversity
- NEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border Control
- Relevant Case Studies throughout
- Discussion questions at the end of each chapter
- Sidebars with case studies for discussion
- Recommended further reading