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Christian Social Ethics; A Reader

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In the nineteenth century a 'social Christianity' began to emerge as a response to the forces of urbanization and industrialization. Since that time, efforts have been made to continue exploring the relationship between Christian faith and social concern-in the Americas, from the seminal 'social gospel' of Walter Rauschenbusch to the liberation theology of Gustavo Gutierrez; in the United Kingdom, from Frederick D. Maurice to Brian Griffiths, head of Margaret Thatcher's policy ...
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Overview

In the nineteenth century a 'social Christianity' began to emerge as a response to the forces of urbanization and industrialization. Since that time, efforts have been made to continue exploring the relationship between Christian faith and social concern-in the Americas, from the seminal 'social gospel' of Walter Rauschenbusch to the liberation theology of Gustavo Gutierrez; in the United Kingdom, from Frederick D. Maurice to Brian Griffiths, head of Margaret Thatcher's policy unit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829809992
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface 1
Introduction: Christian Social Ethics in Context 10
Reasons for Co-operation 55
Christianity Against Mammon 71
Socialism as Christian Social Reform 81
Why and How the Church Should Interfere in the Social Order 90
Moreover, One Thing Is Necessary: The Christian Rejection of the Acquisitive Society 114
Ambiguities in Capitalism and Socialism Today 131
Middle Axioms in Christian Social Ethics 144
The War Between Labor and Capital 159
Christianizing the Social Order 173
Prayers of the Social Awakening 191
The Conflict Between Individual and Social Morality 199
Christian Pragmatism: Theology and Political Thought in the Western World 213
Christian Ethics and Social Policy 227
Coping with Uncertainty in Politics and Economics 257
The Witness of the Church in Contrast to the Prevailing Ideologies of the Market Economy 285
Developing a Theology of Liberation 304
Reconciling Inequality and God's Purposes in the Free Market 335
Christianizing the Market 355
The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism 374
Bibliography 396
Index 405
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