This work delineates the merits and demerits of selected major historical humanistic ethics with a view to showing the necessity of certain ethical absolutes not found in humanistic ethics. This is followed by an examination of the ancient Hebrew ethics, including the positive significance of the Decalogue for all times and peoples. An examination of Christian ethics as found in the New Testament follows, with special emphasis upon
agapic love as the fulfillment of all legitimate ethical requirements upon humanity. A brief analysis of contemporary ethical situationism and its influence upon the thought and life style of society is considered. The book concludes with a chapter on certain current burning ethical issues.