Wisdom and Folly in Religion: A Study in Chastened Protestantism

Wisdom and Folly in Religion: A Study in Chastened Protestantism

by Joseph Haroutunian

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ISBN-13: 9781608990061
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Joseph Haroutunian (1904-1968) was an American Presbyterian theologian known for his sharp mind and lively spirit. Haroutunian's Columbia University PhD dissertation, supervised by Herbert W. Schneider, was published as Piety Versus Moralism. Haroutunian taught at Wellesley College, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the University of Chicago, where he was Professor of Systematic Theology.

Table of Contents

Introduction H. Richard Niebuhr vii

Acknowledgments xi

I God Alone is God

1 Protestantism in Our Time 3

2 Justification by God 9

3 Justification Otherwise 24

4 The Kinship of Protestantism and Contemporary Unbelief 31

II On the Protestant Religion

A On the Love of God 45

1 Religion for the Benefit of Man 43

2 Towards a Disinterested Love of God 53

B Protestant Insights 73

1 The Human Tragedy as Original Sin 75

2 A Protestant Discourse on the Problem of Evil 85

3 The Gospel of Jesus Christ 98

4 Election and Predestination 104

III On the Problem of Righteousness

A On the Problem of Sin 115

1 Sin as Virtual Death. Critique of Moralism 115

2 Antidote to Inhumanity. The Nature of Compassion 129

3 The Problem of Social Sin 140

B On The Protestant Life 146

1 The Biblical Account of the Human Tragedy 146

2 The Power of the Cross of Jesus Christ 152

3 Obedience to God and the Service of God 159

4 Contemplation and Criticism in the Protestant Life 166

Instead of a Bibliography 174

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