Christian Ethics with Oliver O’Donovan

Oliver O'Donovan joins Matt and Alastair for the first of three episodes, discussing Christian ethics.

The renowned Professor Oliver O’Donovan joins Matt and Alastair to discuss the relationship between the practice of the Christian faith and the philosophical field of ethics.  

Links Mentioned: 

Lexham Press Book of the Month 

Merrie Band 

Oliver O’Donovan faculty page 

The Book of the Month is HOW SHOULD WE THEN DIE? A Christian Response to Physician-Assisted Death, by Ewan C. Goligher. A physician, Goligher draws from general revelation and Scripture to persuade and equip Christians to oppose physician-assisted death. Proponents of euthanasia presume what it is like to be dead. But for Christians, death is not the end. Christ Jesus has destroyed death and brought life and immortality through the gospel. Through the end of May, Mere Fidelity listeners can get 40% off this title with the code MEREFIDELITYMAY24 at


A Warm Welcome
How can ethics be Christian?
Creation vs. Nature
Family Duty
Jewish Tradition
The Closure of the Canon
Moral Formation

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