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Christian Morality 1935–1936

Herbert Hensley Henson

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In Christian Morality, Henson argues that the moral presuppositions of Western civilization are historically Christian and that Christianity is confessedly that version of natural religion which is the most highly developed. The author contextualizes his discussion of Christian morality within New Testament authority and criticism, the Jewish legacy and ancient and modern history. More specifically, he examines Christian morality in relation to sex, race, the State and industrialism, and he suggests that Christian morality influences and is influenced by the economic system and therefore proves fundamental to the ‘franchises of humanity’. In the end, Henson posits Jesus as the norm of Christian personal morality, though he acknowledges the interpretative difficulties of assessing that norm as well as the fact that the natural religiousness of humankind is not without challenge.
Kelly Van Andel
University of Glasgow

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OnlineClarendon Press1936
Original n/a
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Templeton Press