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Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Biblical Ethics and Social Change Author Stephen Mott
ISBN-10 9780190207878
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 264
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This scholarly synthesis of biblical studies and Christian social ethics is designed to provide a biblical argument for intentional institutional change on behalf of social justice. Stephen Charles Mott provides a biblical and ethical guide on ways to implement that change. The first part of the book, providing the biblical theology of intentional social change, deals with the central concepts in biblical and theological ethics: grace, evil, love, justice, and the Reign of God. Christian social change must be rooted not only in justice, but in the grace received through the death and resurrection of Christ. The second part evaluates ethical and theological methods for carrying out that intentional social change. It offers a study of evangelism, counter community, civil disobedience, armed revolution, and political reform. It shows the contribution of each as well as the strong limitations of each used in isolation. A recurring theme of the book is the scriptural insistence on the priority of justice as taking upon oneself the cause of the oppressed. Justice is understood on bringing back into the community those who are near to falling out of it. Political authority has a vital role in social change for justice. It is essential that a Christian use all available and legitimate means of meeting basic needs by providing for all what is essential for inclusion in society. In this revised edition, Mott updates the contemporary illustrations and includes his own further reflections in the last thirty years on this topic.



Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Biblical Ethics and Social Change Author Stephen Mott Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
ISBN-10 9780199857692
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 264
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This scholarly synthesis of biblical studies and Christian social ethics is designed to provide a biblical argument for intentional institutional change on behalf of social justice. Stephen Charles Mott provides a biblical and ethical guide on ways to implement that change. The first part of the book, providing the biblical theology of intentional social change, deals with the central concepts in biblical and theological ethics: grace, evil, love, justice, and the Reign of God. Christian social change must be rooted not only in justice, but in the grace received through the death and resurrection of Christ. The second part evaluates ethical and theological methods for carrying out that intentional social change. It offers a study of evangelism, counter community, civil disobedience, armed revolution, and political reform. It shows the contribution of each as well as the strong limitations of each used in isolation. A recurring theme of the book is the scriptural insistence on the priority of justice as taking upon oneself the cause of the oppressed. Justice is understood on bringing back into the community those who are near to falling out of it. Political authority has a vital role in social change for justice. It is essential that a Christian use all available and legitimate means of meeting basic needs by providing for all what is essential for inclusion in society. In this revised edition, Mott updates the contemporary illustrations and includes his own further reflections in the last thirty years on this topic.



After Paul Left Corinth

After Paul Left Corinth Author Bruce W. Winter
ISBN-10 0802848982
Release 2001
Pages 344
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Winter (divinity, U. of Cambridge) is not concerned about where Paul went from there, but about what happened in Corinth after he was gone. He gathers all the extant material he can find from literary, nonliterary, and archaeological sources on what life was like in the first-century Roman colony, f



Wind Sun Soil Spirit

Wind  Sun  Soil  Spirit Author Carol S. Robb
ISBN-10 9781451404906
Release 2010
Pages 176
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Carol Robb brings an ecological ethics in theological perspective, and it integrates economic theory, environmental policy, and most distinctively New Testament studies. Alongside deliberation on scenarios for the future in light of climate change and assessing criteria for ethical policy in this area, she reflects on implications of New Testament worldview for ethics now. Relating Jesus's life, ministry, and teachings to the resurrection, then probing how Paul and other early followers of Jesus related to the empire provides a fruitful fund of ideas for Christian responsibility in this area.



Christian Social Ethics in a Changing World

Christian Social Ethics in a Changing World Author John Coleman Bennett
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105033669933
Release 1966
Pages 381
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Christian Social Ethics in a Changing World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Christian Social Ethics in a Changing World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Christian Social Ethics in a Changing World book for free.



Just Spirituality

Just Spirituality Author Mae Elise Cannon
ISBN-10 9780830837755
Release 2013-01-25
Pages 208
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Mae Elise Cannon opens the annals of activist history to see if there is a correlation between great acts of compassion and advocacy and great depths of prayer. Looking at the lives of Mother Teresa, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr. and others, Cannon finds a depth of spiritual practice at the root of courageous social action.



Global Justice Christology and Christian Ethics

Global Justice  Christology and Christian Ethics Author Lisa Sowle Cahill
ISBN-10 9781139620222
Release 2013-01-17
Pages
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Global realities of human inequality, poverty, violence and ecological destruction call for a twenty-first-century Christian response which links cross-cultural and interreligious cooperation for change to the Gospel. This book demonstrates why just action is necessarily a criterion of authentic Christian theology, and gives grounds for Christian hope that change in violent structures is really possible. Lisa Sowle Cahill argues that theology and biblical interpretation are already embedded in and indebted to ethical-political practices and choices. Within this ecumenical study, she explores the use of the historical Jesus in constructive theology; the merits of Word and Spirit Christologies; the importance of liberation and feminist theologies as well as theologies from the global south; and also the possibility of qualified moral universalism. The book will be of great interest to all students of theology, religious ethics and politics, and biblical studies.



Good News and Good Works

Good News and Good Works Author Ronald J. Sider
ISBN-10 9781585583676
Release 1999-03-01
Pages 256
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Concerned to promote an authentic, biblical faith, this book suggests ways to combine evangelism with social action for effective witness in today's world.



Justice in an Unjust World

Justice in an Unjust World Author Karen Lebacqz
ISBN-10 1451412177
Release
Pages 192
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Have we heard the cry for justice that rises from humanity suffering from varieties of injustice: economic, sexual, political, cultural, verbal? Or, what is more, have Christians on occasion, knowingly or unknowingly, acquiesced in ? or even contributed to ? injustice?By means of powerful and dramatic use of biblical images and models, Dr. Lebacqz sets before us the justice of God and God's call for us to heed the cry of the suffering and to work for justice in an unjust world.



A Christian Perspective on Political Thought

A Christian Perspective on Political Thought Author Stephen Charles Mott
ISBN-10 9780195081381
Release 1993
Pages 338
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The author seeks to advance the role of biblical and theological values in the political lives of individual Christians and the public discourse of American society. He argues that Americans want to make choices in terms of standards of right and wrong, but tend to lack the formulation of a theory.



Just Love

Just Love Author Margaret Farley
ISBN-10 9781441144201
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 336
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This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. It begins with historical and cross-cultural explorations, then addresses the large questions of embodiment, gender, and sexuality, and finally delineates the justice framework for sexual ethics. Though Just Love's particular focus is Christian sexual ethics, Farley's framework is broad enough to have relevance for multiple traditions. Also covered are specific issues in sexual ethics, including same-sex relationships, marriage and family, divorce and second marriage, celibacy, and sex and its negativities.



Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life

Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life Author Bruce C. Birch
ISBN-10 1451404603
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 239
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Among the topics treated are: Christian ethics as community ethics Charting the moral life Elements of character formation Character and social structure Decision making The nature and role of biblical authority Uses of Scripture in Christian ethics



Human Dependency and Christian Ethics

Human Dependency and Christian Ethics Author Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar
ISBN-10 9781107168893
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 264
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This book engages Christian love theologies, feminist economics, and political theory to identify elements of a Christian ethic of dependent care relations.



Introducing Protestant Social Ethics

Introducing Protestant Social Ethics Author Brian Matz
ISBN-10 9781493406647
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 272
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Despite their rich tradition of social concern, Protestants have historically struggled to articulate why, whether, and how to challenge unethical social structures. This book introduces Protestants to the biblical and historical background of Christian social ethics, inviting them to understand the basis for social action and engage with the broader tradition. It embraces and explains long-standing Christian reflection on social ethics and shows how Scripture and Christian history connect to current social justice issues. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and chapter highlights.



Solidarity Ethics

Solidarity Ethics Author Rebecca Todd Peters
ISBN-10 9781451469875
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 160
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Rebecca Todd Peters argues for an ethic of solidarity as a new model for how people of faith in the first world can live with integrity in the midst of global injustice and shape a more just future. Solidarity Ethics seeks to address the economic and social structures of our globalized context. Peters argues for a concrete ethics rooted in the Christian tradition of justice and transformation deeply informed by solidarity and relationality. Utilizing these theologically rich resources, an ethics of relational reflection, action, and construction is provided as an avenue for building viable strategies for social transformation.



Evangelicals and development

Evangelicals and development Author Ronald J. Sider
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015277414
Release 1982-10
Pages 123
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Essays discuss the best ways to help eliminate poverty, hunger, and social injustice, while avoiding paternalism and developing a religious partnership



Kinship Across Borders

Kinship Across Borders Author Kristin E. Heyer
ISBN-10 9781589019317
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 208
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The failure of current immigration policies in the United States has resulted in dire consequences: a significant increase in border deaths, a proliferation of smuggling networks, prolonged family separation, inhumane raids, a patchwork of local ordinances criminalizing activities of immigrants and those who harbor them, and the creation of an underclass—none of which are appropriate or just outcomes for those holding Christian commitments. Kinship Across Borders analyzes contemporary US immigration in the context of fundamental Christian beliefs about the human person, sin, family life, and global solidarity. Kristin Heyer expertly demonstrates how current US immigration policies reflect harmful neoliberal economic priorities, and why immigration cannot be reduced to security or legal issues alone. Rather, she explains that immigration involves a broad array of economic issues, trade policies, concerns of cultural tolerance and criminal justice, and, at root, an understanding of the human person. In Kinship Across Borders, Heyer has developed a Christian immigration ethic—grounded in scriptural, anthropological, and social teachings and rooted in the experiences of undocumented migrants—that calls society to promote concrete practices and policies reflecting justice and solidarity.