Applied Christian Ethics

Applied Christian Ethics : Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics

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Applied Christian Ethics addresses selected themes in Christian social ethics. The book is divided in three parts. In the first section, "Foundation," several contributors reveal their Christian realist roots and discuss the prophetic origins and multifarious agenda of social ethics. Thus, the names of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich come up frequently. In the second section, "Economics and Justice," the focus turns to the different levels at which economics has significance for social justice. These chapters discuss fair housing at the local level, the dialogue between Christians and Native Americans over property rights at the regional and national levels, and trade and international organization. In the third and final section, "Politics, War, and Peacemaking," the content ranges from the existential experience of a soldier to that of a veteran of civil rights activism, from theorizing about peacemaking to commenting on the use of more

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  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739196588
  • 9780739196588
  • 1,217,984

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Here is a wonderful collection of essays, many by established scholars skillfully addressing both theory and practice, or foundational and applied topics, in Christian social ethics. Furthermore, this volume is a fine tribute to Ronald H. Stone, who served as an inspiration for these appreciative yet critical contributions by colleagues and students from his more than four decades of service to church and society. Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics is a valuable resource for scholars and others interested in current trends and future trajectories in twenty-first century Christian social ethics. -- Tobias Winright, Hubert Mader Chair of Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University Erudite and accessible, Applied Christian Ethics explores various dimensions of Ron Stone's writings. The essays constructively address theological, ethical, economic, and political questions raised by Stone, cogently engage his interlocutors (principally Niebuhr and Tillich), and creatively apply his ideas to contemporary moral problems. -- Jonathan Rothchild, Loyola Marymount Universityshow more

About Matthew Lon Weaver

Matthew Lon Weaver is chaplain and chair of the Department of Social, Religious, and Ethical Studies at the Marshall more

Table of contents

Introduction, Matthew Lon Weaver Part I: Foundations Chapter 1: Social Christianity, Niebuhrian Realism, and the Protestant Mainline, Gary Dorrien Chapter 2: Paul Tillich and the Frankfurt School, Guyton B. Hammond Chapter 3: Toward a Constructive "Religious Realism": Robert Bellah and Reinhold Niebuhr, Harlan Stelmach Chapter 4: Paul Tillich and the Lingering Possibility of Prophetic Activity, Randall K. Bush Chapter 5: Recent Books about Reinhold Niebuhr and Reflections on His Relevance Today, Charles C. Brown Chapter 6: Calvin for Today: Breaking Out of the Iron Cage, Matthew Lon Weaver Chapter 7: The Life and Practice of an Ethicist, Ronald H. Stone Part II: Economics and Justice Chapter 8: Cowboys, Indians, and Ethicists: A Conversation Stimulated by Robert Warrior, Carol S. Robb Chapter 9: Justice, Power, and International Organizations, Randall W. Stone Chapter 10: Making Global Capitalism More Just by Imposing an International Transaction Tax, John C. Raines Chapter 11: Responding to "Not in My Backyard" Advocates: A Christian Feminist Justice Approach, Laura Stivers Part III: Politics, War, and Peacemaking Chapter 12: Redeeming Democracy: The Continuing Paradox of African-American Faith-Based Politics, Samuel K. Roberts Chapter 13: The Development and Nature of the Peace Making Idea, Edward LeRoy Long, Jr. Chapter 14: The Church Reformed and Always Resisting: Ronald H. Stone and Presbyterian Social Witness, Christian T. Iosso Chapter 15: Vietnam: A Scar on the Soul, Robert L. Stivers Chapter 16: Drones and Christian Morality, Ronald H. Stone Afterword, Ronald H. Stoneshow more