Interest in the insights of psychology has become part of our culture. Psychological solutions are advanced for a whole host of moral dilemmas. How should an ethically-minded Christian include insights from such disciplines as psychoanalysis, cognitive moral development and neuroscience in theological reflection? Don Browning offers a serious proposal for combining these disciplines with the best in ethical reflection from a Christian standpoint. Along the way, he introduces the reader to the moral psychology work of such authors as Sigmund Freud, Carol Gilligan, and Antonio Damasio, as well as others, opening up a dialogue between their work and the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur. Browning also recognizes the potential limits of the conversation between moral psychology and Christian ethics, pointing out where the two must diverge.
"Moral Psychology and Christian Ethics" provides a helpful framework for Christians looking enrich their moral practice with the findings of contemporary psychology.