God’s Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics
Grounded in Samuel Wells’ experience of ordinary lives in poorer neighbourhoods, this book presents a striking and imaginative approach to Christian ethics. It argues that Christian ethics is founded on God, on the practices of human community, and on worship, and that ethics is fundamentally a reflection of God’s abundance.
Wells makes a bold claim for the centrality of the local church in theological reflection. He considers the abundance of gifts God gives through the practices of the Church, particularly the Eucharist. His central thesis is that God gives his people everything they need to worship him, be his friends, and eat with him.