On Human Dignity: Political Theology and Ethics

On Human Dignity: Political Theology and Ethics

by Jurgen Moltmann, M. Douglas Meeks

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Overview

This collection of provocative essays by one of the world's most distinguished theologians deals with topics as diverse as the right to work, nuclear war, the Olympic Games, Lutheran and Reformed political thought, and the "common hope" of Judaism and Christianity - all within the framework of human rights. Jrgen Moltmann believes that the dignity of the human being is the source for all human rights; if this dignity is not acknowledged and exercised, human beings cannot fulfill their destiny of living as the image of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800662448
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2007
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jürgen Moltmann is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He is the author of over twenty books with Fortress Press, including The Crucified God (1973), Theology of Hope (1993), and The Spirit of Life (2001).

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