The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature

by John Witte Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 023114265X

ISBN-13: 9780231142656

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Orthodox Christian thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Orthodox Christian intellectuals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading

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The Teachings of Modern Orthodox Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Orthodox Christian thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Orthodox Christian intellectuals of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading contemporary scholars analyze these thinkers' views on the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care of the needy and innocent, the ethics of war and violence, and the separation of church and state, among other themes. A diverse and powerful portrait of Orthodox Christian legal and political thought, this volume underscores the various ways Orthodox Christian intellectuals have shaped modern debates over the family, the state, religion, and society. The book concentrates on Russian philosophers Vladimir Soloviev (1853-1900) and Vladimir Lossky (1903-1958); Russian theologian Nicholas Berdyaev (1874-1948); Russian nun and social reformer Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945); and Romanian theologian Dumitru Stăniloae (1903-1993).

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ISBN-13:
9780231142656
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction, by John Witte Jr. and Frank S. AlexanderIntroduction to the Modern Orthodox Tradition, by Paul ValliereVladimir Soloviev (1853-1900)Nicholas Berdyaev (1874-1948)Vladimir Nikolaievich Lossky (1903-1958)Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945)Dumitru Staniloae (1903-1993)Copyright InformationIndex to Biblical CitationsGeneral Index

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