Ethics [NOOK Book]

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From one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, Ethics is the seminal reinterpretation of the role of Christianity in the modern, secularized world.

The Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a concrete situation. ...
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Overview

From one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, Ethics is the seminal reinterpretation of the role of Christianity in the modern, secularized world.

The Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a concrete situation. Although the author died before completing his work, this book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics.

The root and ground of Christian ethics, the author says, is the reality of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. This reality is not manifest in the Church as distinct from the secular world; such a juxtaposition of two separate spheres, Bonhoeffer insists, is a denial of God’s having reconciled the whole world to himself in Christ. On the contrary, God’s commandment is to be found and known in the Church, the family, labor, and government. His commandment permits man to live as man before God, in a world God made, with responsibility for the institutions of that world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451688504
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 199,873
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

    A Paradigm-shattering Christian Ethic

    Bonhoeffer, a German biblical scholar, theologian, and pastor, stood to the death against the Nazi regime in his native country. This work (interupted by his incarceration in a concentration camp, and ultimately by his hanging, by special order of Himmler, just days before the camp was liberated by the allies) was, even in its unfinished state, perhaps his greatest literary contribution and gift to the Church. Bonhoeffer lived his ethic. He knew "the cost of discipleship." The "knowledge of good and evil," acquired by man's fall, is replaced in discipleship by the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and by the living Christ himself. Christ dwells in exactly the same place and space in a Christian's heart that was formerly occupied by his knowledge of good and evil. Jesus said that small is the gate, and narrow the way that leads unto life, and few there be that find it. This book was written by one of the few.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2005

    Excellent

    This is an all time classic that all students should read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    insightfull and thought provoking

    Brings aspects of the entire Bible togeather and relates them to modern day and the code of society. It is a refreshing view of ethics from the Christian point of view.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Excellent.

    This book is a classic of Christian thought that will shatter paradigms and force a reader (like me) who grew up in church to look at Christ, his purpose on earth, and the Christian's appropriate response in a completely new way. An excellent companion to this book (or perhaps for less ambitious readers) is Greg Boyd's book "Repenting of Religion", which deals with Bonheoffer's subject of the dichotomy between love and judgment on a more accessible level. There's also a workbook for small-group study. Both are highly recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    Maximum's Bio [Cut Extremely Short]

    Maximum Roya'le Day <p> 16 <p> Female <p> GP: Selene, yes, that does make me a vampire. <p> Crush: Bob Da Builda cx <p> Status: In a relationship with Blue's Clues. Even doe she a chick. <p> I promise to make a betta, longa one next time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    &dagger Jana's Updated Bio! &dagger

    Name:Jana. Age:15. Gender:Female. Looks:Wolf Form:A red and white wolf with yellow eyes. Human Form:Grey eyes red hair. Clothes:Black shirt black pants black combat boots red headphone. Crush/Hubby/Kids Yes/No/1 crush+0 hubby=0 kids. Powers:Can change into a wolf. Other:^•^. Bai!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2015

    Candy

    Name: *sighs*
    Age: 15
    Vampire
    Wears skinny jeans, all black vans, and Pierce the Veil band merch
    3/4 black, 1/4 mexican

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    Jake

    Name facepalm gender male monster vampiire status single relationship pokemon. Age 16 ya s.on of a g.un faverout blood wolf blood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

    Rain's updated bio

    I, unlike some people will do my bio here. It's easier.

    My name is Rain. Just call me Rain. I will tell you my real name if I am in love with you. xD I said that I was 16 but really I won't be until June... 16 just sounds more mature than 15, doesn't it? I am 5ft tall. Hehe, maybe an inch shorter. I am such a liar. I weigh 110 pounds. Don't need to make fun of me, I know I'm fat. ^~^ I wear black jeans and a black hooded jacket and black boots. Gosh, I am practically a walking shadow... Maybe I'll add a red beanie or something. Ya know, a pop of color. I have black hair with blue tips, grey eyes, pinkish lips, a scar that crosses my left eyebrow. My Godly parent is Aeolus, God of wind. Which means I can control the wind, using it any way I please. Raven Kinda copied me. Dx I am romantically involved with Andy. My fancy way of saying he's my boyfriend. XD My friends include: Katie, Maximum, Andy, Max, Quentin, Clove? Maybe.. My personality is kinda all over the place. I am not very friendly or sociable yet some people have seen another side of me that is extremely amazing. ((Maximum, Katie, and Andy)) I don't know, I'll let you judge me according to your own opinion. I know that some people already hate me. Oh well. Now, all that's left to mention are my skills but I'm not sure if I have any. I am decent in a fight, I am quick on my feet, eh. Oh, and I own a dagger and a katana though I hardly use them. And I think that's it! Byeeee!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2015

    Sammy's bio

    Name : Sammy <P> Age : 14, going to be 15. So lets say, 15. <P> Looks : Golden hair. Brown eyes, except, she has only, one eye (her left eye), she wears an eye patch (on her right eye). (Long story. But, don't ask.) She wears a hooded cloak. Her clouths are, well, slightly ripped jeans, a black sweater. <P> Persons :Figure it out. <P> Other : I gess just ask...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2015

    Kosi's bio (forgot some things in my other bio)

    Name Kosi Age 13 Godly Parent Posedion Powers grow water wings in any type of weather control water freeze water talk see and breath underwater Weapons water crossbow machetes celestial bronze sword and other types of knives Personality:Kind Weird Funny Sensitive Clumsy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Madis bio

    Married to the most wonderful man

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Tauriel 's bio.....

    Name: please look up | godly parent: Poseidon | looks: long straight reddish brown hair, green eyes, tannish skin, black pants, brown t shirt and brown leather jacket | weapons: prefers bow and arrow and elvish blade | status: no idc rarely do i EVER want love | powers: i dont use them, dont dare speak about them but its probably obvious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Rue

    If you watched the hunger games you know who i am

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    Cat bio

    Name:Catalina godly parent: athena hair: long black red tips eyes: hazel skin: tan status: married powers: war stradegy wisdom werewolf personality: loyal funny kind intelligent attractive clothes: jeans green shirt leather jacket

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Aislinn's bio add ons

    My bio is at the res with the (i think) angel on the cover)) <p> Powers: Flight, can speak to animals, can transform into any kind of animal, can summon celestial animals (i.e. unicorn, dranicorn, dragon, etc...), invisibility

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Mariontte's bio

    Name:Crying child
    <p>Age:idk
    <p>Goldy parent:Zues
    <p>Gender:Male
    <p>Looks:Play five nights at freddy's 2 im the guy in the present
    <p>Personality:Will come when music box and attacks any guys in purpule
    <p>Powers:Leaping out of no where and control of lightning
    <p>Other:Hates phone guy other animatronics will come visit me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Xanders bio

    Age: 16
    Status: single
    Personality: friendly and outgoing
    Orientation: bi like both guys and girls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2014

    Eclipse Silver moon's Bio!!! >.<

    Name: You are one dumb Cantaloupe
    Age: erhm, I'm 16
    Gender: I'm a female...yes you actually thought I was a dude?!? Se.xist! O.O
    Personality: Nergh, Loud and really immature, I can be a very rude at times but I'm very fun to be around :3
    Daughter of: Aphrodite
    Likes: Animals and Loves seeing couples but I don't want to be in love
    Crush: nobodeh or meh at least XD
    Clothes: Red Hollywood Undead shirt, grey/black ripped jeans with black and white converse, red bandana and a choker
    Bf/gf: bruh -_-
    Acts: I act like a cat, and my mother always wanted a cat so... :3
    Theme song: "Never Growing Up"- Avril Lavigne
    Anything else: Marshmallows c:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Go to 'athenian constitution' book

    You should

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