Bonhoeffer And King

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr.-- these giants of recent Christian social thought are here reassessed for a new context and a new generation. Both combined activism, ministry, and theology. Both took on public roles in opposition to prevailing powers of their respective causes. Here many of the leaders in Christian social thought revisit the insights, causes, and strategies that Bonhoeffer and King employed for a new generation and its concerns: race, reconciliation, nonviolence, political ...
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Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies And Import For Christian Social Thought

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Overview

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr.-- these giants of recent Christian social thought are here reassessed for a new context and a new generation. Both combined activism, ministry, and theology. Both took on public roles in opposition to prevailing powers of their respective causes. Here many of the leaders in Christian social thought revisit the insights, causes, and strategies that Bonhoeffer and King employed for a new generation and its concerns: race, reconciliation, nonviolence, political violence, Christian theological identity, and ministry.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800663339
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,415,754
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix

Introduction: Communal Receptions and Constructive Readings for the Twenty-First Century Jennifer M. McBride 1

Part 1 Critical Distance 11

1 Notes on Appropriation and Reciprocity: Prompts from Bonhoeffer and King's Communitarian Ethic Emilie M. Townes 13

2 King and Bonhoeffer as Protestant Saints: The Use and Misuse of Contested Legacies Stephen R. Haynes 21

3 Bonhoeffer, King, and Feminism: Problems and Possibilities Rachel Muers 33

4 Political Order, Political Violence, and Ethical Limits Jean Bethke Elshtain 43

Part 2 Shared Humanity 53

5 Life Worthy of Life: The Social Ecologies of Bonhoeffer and King Larry L. Rasmussen 55

6 Theology and the Problem of Racism Josiah U. Young III 69

7 Bonhoeffer, King and Themes in Catholic Social Thought M. Shawn Copeland 79

8 Church, World, and Christian Charity Timothy P. Jackson 91

9 The Cross and Its Victims: Bonhoeffer, King, and Martyrdom Craig J. Slane 107

Part 3 Spaces for Redemption 121

10 Bonhoeffer on the Road to King: "Turning from the Phraseological to the Real" Charles Marsh 123

11 Interpreting Pastors as Activists Richard W. Wills Sr. 139

12 Preaching and Prophetic Witness Raphael Gamaliel Warnock 151

13 Embodying Redemption: King and the Engagement of Social Sin Stephen G. Ray Jr. 163

14 Culture in Bonhoeffer and King: Deweyan Naturalism in Action Andre C. Willis 175

Part 4 Practices of Peace 189

15 Peacemaking Glen H. Stassen 191

16 Spiritualities of Justice, Peace, and Freedom for the Oppressed Geffrey B. Kelly 207

17 Overhearing Resonances: Jesus and Ethics in King and Bonhoeffer Gary M. Simpson 219

18 Reconciliation as Worshiping Community Michael Battle 233

Conclusion: Christian Social Ethics after Bonhoeffer and King Willis Jenkins 243

Abbreviations 259

Notes 263

Bibliography 297

Index 299

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