Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues: Christian Ethics for Everyday Life (Paperback)
Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.
Brent Waters (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where he also directs the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values. He has written, edited, or contributed to many books and has lectured extensively on the relationship between theology, ethics, and technology. He received the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics in 2016.