The question of the fate of the decisive impulses of the Protestant Reformation in contemporary theology generally, and in theological ethics in particular, is a question of signal importance at the present time. Recent decades have witnessed significant changes in Protestant approaches to ethics. On the one hand, Protestants have been increasingly influenced by engagements with the social sciences and religious studies, as well with other religious communities and traditions. On the other hand, they have been influenced by a renewed vitality within Catholic moral theology - apparent, for example, in a widespread Protestant turn to virtue ethics and natural law.
This collection of essays provides a series of scholarly reflections by high-profile theologians on the relevance of the Protestant Reformation and its legacy for contemporary theological ethics. These illuminating essays shape the future course of the field.