Christian Formation and Moral Pluralism: Challenges and Opportunities

Studies in Christian Ethics 33 (1):27-39 (2020)
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Moral diversity presents challenges and opportunities for Christian ethics, especially with regard to education and formation. Moral pluralism designates a response to that diversity predicated on the belief that such diversity is good and worthy of protection. Is moral pluralism a viable and authentically Christian stance? Attention to moral pluralism in Christian ethics is often muted or implied. Moreover, features of some Christian moral traditions make it difficult to envision a Christian affirmation of moral diversity as good. This article invites Christian ethics to engage questions around moral diversity and pluralism as a central task for Christian education and formation.



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