Adolf Wuttke, 19th century German professor and theologian, lived during one of the most intellectually vibrant
times of the German-speaking nationi's history. With the popularity of Hegelian philosophy and historical criticism of the Bible,
German theologians had come to question the view of the world outlined by traditional Christian orthodoxy. Scholars across Europe
reevaluated and reinvented the history of Christianity, and they redefined what lay within the bounds of Christian philosophy.
Wuttke took on the task of crafting a Christian account of morality, feeling that most Christian philosophers and theologians had
favored metaphysics or epistemology over ethics. The second volume of Wuttke's treatise, following the account of the history of
ethics laid out in the first volume, provides an account of a distinctly Christian moral philosophy.