Volume 27, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2007
Todd David Whitmore
Crossing the Road
The Case for Ethnographic Fieldwork in Christian Ethics
CHRISTIAN ETHICS IS VIRTUALLY DEVOID OF ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK. Many Christian ethicists practice "veranda ethics": They write from a vast social remove from the issues they address, like poverty and war, as observers. Fieldwork, as illustrated by casework in Northern Uganda, provides a way to overcome this remove.