Love And Justice

Love And Justice

by D. B. Robertson
     
 

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.

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

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