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Stephen Charles Mott (born April 9, 1940) is one of the few pioneers among Evangelical Christians in the U.S. in the teaching and academic study of social ethics since the early 1970s.

He has a BD degree from Wheaton College, Illinois, and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University, where he studied under New Testament scholar Krister Stendahl and social ethicist James Luther Adams.

He is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and had been Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts for almost a quarter century. When he started teaching in the early 1970s, the courses he offered at Gordon-Conwell were unique across all evangelical theological schools in any English-speaking countries at the time. These courses included, most notably, The Social Stance of Jesus and Biblical Social Ethics, which involved discussions on issues that were virtually untouched in the western Evangelical world in those days.

On the one hand they exemplified Mott's scholarly orientation in the interdisciplinary integration of Biblical study and social ethics, while at the same time sharpened Gordon-Conwell's image of being a socially concerned institution in that period. Concomitantly, he also pioneered in offering a joint course between Gordon-Conwell and Harvard Divinity School, which he team-taught with Prof. Harvey Cox from the latter school.

In 1995 he left his teaching position and became pastor of Cochosett United Methodist Church in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, from which he retired in summer 2005. Since his retirement, he is serving part-time as the non-stipendiary assistant to the lead organizer of the Essex County Community Organization.

He continues to be involved on the Leadership Team of Christians Supporting Community Organizing, president of the James Luther Adams Foundation, and co-chair of the Probationary Care Committee of the New England Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (UMC).

His most important books are Biblical Ethics and Social Change (Oxford University Press, 1982) and A Christian Perspective on Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 1993). Both are widely read among scholars and students who are concerned with Christian engagement with the society, especially from a Biblical perspective.

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Total Books: 5
A Christian Perspective on Political Thought
A Christian Perspective on Political Thought
Biblical Ethics and Social Change
1982 - Biblical Ethics and Social Change (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195029475
ISBN-10: 019502947X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

Etica Biblica Y Cambio Social
Etica Biblica Y Cambio Social [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802809230
ISBN-10: 0802809235
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

Jesus and Social Ethics
Jesus and Social Ethics [Grove booklet on ethics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780907536789
ISBN-10: 0907536786