Dr Neil Messer, Lecturer in Christian Theology at Lampeter University, is currently researching and writing mainly in the areas of Christian ethics; medical ethics; ethics and biotechnology; science and theology and practical and pastoral theology. As well as writing the SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics, he is also publishing with SCM his current research in evolutionary biology and Christian ethics, Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics: The Theological-Ethical Implications of Evolutionary Biology, due to publish in early 2007.
Students could not want a better introduction to Christian Ethics. Theological Book Review The ten chapters offer an outline for a basic course or module. it would be Ideal as an introductory course at both pre- and college level. At the same time there is material here, suitably supplemented from some of the sources given in the text, to provide a framework for a major study of the field. It is also precisely a useful background text for someone studying in another field, such as church history or dogmatics, who needs to have a quick overall survey of the field. Paul Ballard, Cardiff University Dr Messer packs a lot in and it is particularly good that he introduces us to some of the important contemporary voices which may not be so familiar to Readers. Michael Wilcockson, The Reader, Winter 2006, Vol.103, N Degrees4 I've found Neil Messer's SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics to be an excellent introductory textbook to accompany my Christian Ethics course. Students find it accessible and engaging as preparatory reading for lectures and come to class with a good grounding in the subject. I recommend it highly. David Clough, University of Chester