Tragedy, Tradition, Transformism: The Ethics of Paul Ramsey

Tragedy, Tradition, Transformism: The Ethics of Paul Ramsey

by D. Stephen Long
     
 

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In his original interpretation and critique of Paul Ramsey's ethical thought, D. Stephen Long traces the development of one of the mid-twentieth century's most important and controversial religious social thinkers. Long examines Ramsey's early liberal idealism as well as later influences on his work, including the just war doctrine, Reinhold Niebuhr's realism, H.

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In his original interpretation and critique of Paul Ramsey's ethical thought, D. Stephen Long traces the development of one of the mid-twentieth century's most important and controversial religious social thinkers. Long examines Ramsey's early liberal idealism as well as later influences on his work, including the just war doctrine, Reinhold Niebuhr's realism, H. Richard Niebuhr's historical relativism, Karl Barth's neo-orthodoxy, and Jacques Maritain's integralism. Long overcomes obstacles confronting any Ramsey scholar—such as a theology that cannot be systematized and the complexities of Ramsey's own writing—and lends sharp insight to the philosophical, theological, and moral issues we face today. Scholars of religious ethics and intellectual thought will find this work to be essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556355479
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

D. Stephen Long is Professor of Theology at Marquette University. He has published a number of works including The Goodness of God, The Divine Economy, John Wesley's Moral Theology, and Theology and Culture (Cascade Books, 2007).

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