Love And Justice

Love And Justice

by D. B. Robertson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0664253229

ISBN-13: 9780664253226

Pub. Date: 09/01/1992

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Reinhold Niebuhr is renowned for his unflinching honesty concerning issues of social ethics, specifically, love and justice. Humans, Niebuhr says, are incapable of perfect love. Therefore, their struggle against evil and injustice is doomed to only relative victory, although they strive to live in the ideal world. Niebuhr's concern with this paradox gave rise to

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Reinhold Niebuhr is renowned for his unflinching honesty concerning issues of social ethics, specifically, love and justice. Humans, Niebuhr says, are incapable of perfect love. Therefore, their struggle against evil and injustice is doomed to only relative victory, although they strive to live in the ideal world. Niebuhr's concern with this paradox gave rise to numerous writings over the years in which he explored the many angles, subtleties, heights, and depths of the problems of humanity and society. Now sixty-four of these important pieces are compiled in a single volume, providing evidence of Niebuhr's belief that positive decisions and actions are possible for Christians.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664253226
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Series:
Library of Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
Reprint Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introductionix
Preface7
Introduction9
Part I.General Essays on Love and Justice
1.The Spirit of Justice25
2.Justice and Love27
3.The Ethic of Jesus and the Social Problem29
4.When Will Christians Stop Fooling Themselves?40
5.Christian Faith and Natural Law46
Part II.Love and Justice on the National Level
A.American Politics
6.Our Faith and Concrete Political Decisions57
7.Christian Faith and Political Controversy59
8.Rationing and Democracy61
9.The Republican Victory63
10.Democracy and the Party Spirit66
B.Political Issues in Other Countries
11.Catholicism and Anarchism in Spain73
12.The Hitler-Stalin Pact77
13.Christianity and Politics in Britain81
14.Socialized Medicine in Britain84
15.Freedom as a Luxury87
C.Economic Issues
16.Is Stewardship Ethical?89
17.The Idolatry of America94
18.How Philanthropic Is Henry Ford?98
19.Ford's Five-Day Week Shrinks103
20.Religion and the Class War in Kentucky108
21.Spiritual Mobilization113
22.Ideology in the Social Struggle115
23.Inflation and Group Selfishness117
D.Race Relations
24.The Confession of a Tired Radical120
25.Christian Faith and the Race Problem125
26.The Race Problem129
27.Jews After the War132
28.The Negro Issue in America142
29.Fair Employment Practices Act145
30.The Supreme Court on Segregation in the Schools148
31.What Resources Can the Christian Church Offer to Meet Crisis in Race Relations?152
32.Proposal to Billy Graham154
Part III.Love and Justice in International Relations
A.A Variety of Issues
33.The Conflict Between Nations and Nations and Between Nations and God161
34.On the Ethiopian War166
35.The Will of God and the Van Zeeland Report168
36.A Negotiated Peace172
37.Allied Peace Aims174
38.Repeal the Neutrality Act!177
39.Chastisement Unto Repentance or Death180
40.Anglo-Saxon Destiny and Responsibility183
41.Airplanes Are Not Enough189
42.The Limits of Military Power191
B.Plans for World Organization
43.The Possibility of a Durable Peace196
44.American Power and World Responsibility200
45.Plans for World Reorganization206
46.The San Francisco Conference213
47.Can We Organize the World?216
C.The "Enemy"
48.Love Your Enemies218
49.The Bombing of Germany222
50.The German Problem223
51.What Is Justice?229
D.The Bomb
52.The Atomic Bomb232
53.The Hydrogen Bomb235
Part IV.Love and Justice and the Pacifist Issue
54.A Critique of Pacifism241
55.Pacifism and the Use of Force247
56.Why I Leave the F. O. R.254
57.Pacifism Against the Wall260
58.An Open Letter (to Richard Roberts)267
59.To Prevent the Triumph of an Intolerable Tyranny272
60.The Christian Faith and the World Crisis279
61.Pacifism and "America First"285
62.History (God) Has Overtaken Us292
63.The Quaker Way296
64.Is There Another Way?299
Index303

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