Resistance and Theological Ethics

Resistance and Theological Ethics

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by Ronald H. Stone
     
 

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In this collection of 19 essays, contributors explore the Christian theology behind the faith's tradition of nonviolent resistance to social injustice, militarism, and other instances of inhumanity. They describe current issues, such as globalization, environmentalism, military neo-imperialism, the potential hazards of bio-technology and how Christian nonviolent…  See more details below

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In this collection of 19 essays, contributors explore the Christian theology behind the faith's tradition of nonviolent resistance to social injustice, militarism, and other instances of inhumanity. They describe current issues, such as globalization, environmentalism, military neo-imperialism, the potential hazards of bio-technology and how Christian nonviolent resistance applies to each. They examine the biblical and historical roots of resistance against social forces, such as the subversive nature of Jesus in Luke, the tradition of witnessing, and St. Augustine's thought on citizenship. Finally, they examine the theological ethics of resistance, including the sovereignty of God over social forces, resisting malpraxis in religion, and specific instances of resistance in Hellman, Bonhoeffer, and Tillich. Each essay's notes serve as its bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Roger L. Shinn
The nineteen writers of this book are diverse in their jobs, ethnic identifications, genders and and interests. Yet all share a Christian commitment to resistance to social evils, dogmatisms, and ideological conformites. Readers, like the authors, will applaud some of the arguments, challenge others, and find all provocative of further thought.
Samuel K. Roberts
For those who are seeking strategic and theoretical guidance about the feasibility of non-violent resistance to such seemingly overwhelming social forces of our time as globalized economic inequality, militarism, and state arrogance, this book will be a welcomed resource. Rich in biblical, historical and theological insights, the essays are bold, highly thoughtful—and eminently useful.
Reverend Peter A. Sulyok
With roots deeply embedded in the Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition, Resistance and Theological Ethics exposes societal and world trends toward pride, greed, violence, and domination. The authors—some of the best ethicists working in the Presbyterian Church (USA) today—assert hope can be found in social witness that resists the insidious, corrosive features of these four sins, both in church and society. Informed by critical ethics, to be Christian in the 21st Century requires particular strategies of resistance. This book will have a long shelf life in both the seminary and Sunday School classrooms throughout the church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541597
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald H. Stone is the John Witherspoon Professor of Christian Ethics (retired) at Pittburgh Theological Seminary. Robert L. Stivers is professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University

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