Readings in christian Ethics presents the most consequential ethical writings from the earliest days of Christianity through the late twentieth century. Introductory material for each selection places each piece in its proper historical and social context . Selections from early Christianity through twentieth century include writings by Ambrose, Thomas Aquinas, augustine, Karl Barth, Bernard of Clairvaux, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Calvin, Catherine of Siena and many more. This volume provides a most comprehensive view of the richness and diversity of the Christian ethical traditions. It is an ideal companion to Philip Wogaman's Christian Ethics: A Historical Introduction, also from Westminster John Knox Press.