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Ethical Improv

In his new book, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (Brazos Press, 2004), Samuel Wells argues that the practice of dramatic improvisation offers insight into the Christian moral life. An improviser must learn to accept what is presented by the situation, not as a mere given, but as a gift to be used creatively in an ever-expanding context of meaning. In the same way, Wells argues, Christians (and the church) should learn to "overaccept" what nature and culture offer, placing…
Samuel Wells
January 16, 2005