‘Formed by Love’, new book from Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, released


Formed by LoveDr. Scott Bader-Saye, Academic Dean and Helen and the Everett H. Jones Professor of Christian Ethics and Moral Theology at Seminary of the Southwest, recently announced the release of his newest book, Formed by Love.

“Formed by Love is my attempt to give a short, accessible, and engaging introduction to ethics from an Episcopal perspective,” says Dr. Bader-Saye. “I am excited for the book to be used in parish study groups to give our parishioners a richer theological language for engaging the pressing social and cultural issues of our time.  Now more than ever, we need to be thinking and talking about what characterizes a life shaped by the love of God and neighbor.  I hope this book will further that discussion.”

According to Amazon, Formed by Love is the #1 New Release in Episcopal Christianity.

In volume five of Church’s Teaching for a Changing World, Dr. Bader-Saye examines the moral life through the lens of the Episcopal Church and its traditions. Beginning with an introduction to ethics in a changing world, Bader-Saye helps the reader move past the idea that we either accept cultural change as a whole or reject it whole, suggesting that Christians need to make discriminating judgments about where to affirm change and where to resist it.

Part I looks at some distinctive aspects of the Episcopal ethos that shape a particular kind of moral life. Part II looks at big ethical questions including the relation of goodness and happiness, the place of rules and desires in the moral life, the significance of love and justice, and engagement with those who are different. Part III examines how an Episcopal ethos might shape a typical day seeing Morning Prayer and Compline as bookends of moral formation between which we work, eat, and play in ways that are distinctive to our identity.

Formed by Love is available through Amazon here.