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The Teachings of Modern Protestantism on Law, Politics, and Human Nature examines how modern Protestant thinkers have answered the most pressing political, legal, and ethical questions of our time. It discusses the enduring teachings of important Protestant 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 Protestant legal and political thought, this volume underscores the various ways Protestant intellectuals have shaped modern debates over the family, the state, religion, and society. The book focuses on the work of Abraham Kuyper (1827-1920); Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906); Karl Barth (1886-1968); Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945); Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971); Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968); William Stringfellow (1928-1985); and John Howard Yoder (1927-1997).

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Editorial Reviews

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Rarely have the riches of modern theology and theological anthropology been so incisively analyzed for their insights into the fundamentals of our modern political condition.

Robert N. Bellah

Crisp, informative, even-handed, and, above all, interesting. It is a joy to learn what riches there are in modern times in the major Christian traditions.

Rebecca S. Chopp

A useful resource and a powerful inspiration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231142632
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Witte Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published 120 articles and 20 books, including Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation and The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism. Frank S. Alexander is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published a dozen volumes, including The Weightier Matters of the Law: Essays on Law and Religion.

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction, by John Witte Jr. and Frank S. AlexanderIntroduction to Modern Protestantism, by Mark A. NollAbraham Kuyper (1827-1920)Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)Karl Barth (1886-1968)Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)William Stringfellow (1928-1985)John Howard Yoder (1927-1997)Copyright InformationIndex to Biblical CitationsGeneral Index

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