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Title Applied Christian ethics : foundations, economic justice, and politics / edited by Matthew Lon Weaver ; afterword by Ronald H. Stone
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents Part I. Foundations ; Social Christianity, Niebuhrian realism, and the Protestant mainline / Gary Dorrien -- Paul Tillich and the Frankfurt school / Guyton B. Hammond -- Toward a constructive "religious realism" : Robert Bellah and Reinhold Niebuhr / Harlan Stelmach -- Paul Tillich and the lingering possibility of prophetic activity / Randall K. Bush -- Recent books about Reinhold Niebuhr and refections on his relevance today / Charles C. Brown -- Calvin for today : breaking out of the iron cage / Matthew Lon Weaver -- The life and practice of an ethicist / Ronald H. Stone -- Part II. Economics and justice ; Cowboys, Indians, and ethicists : a conversation stimulated by Robert Warrior / Carol S. Robb -- Justice, power, and international organizations / Randall W. Stone -- Making global capitalism more just by imposing an international transaction tax / John C. Raines -- Responding to "not in my backyard" advocates : a Christian feminist justice approach / Laura Stivers -- Part III. Politics, war, and peacemaking ; Redeeming democracy : the continuing paradox of African American faith-based politics / Samuel K. Roberts -- The development and nature of the peacemaking idea / Edward LeRoy Long, Jr. -- The church reformed and always resisting : Ronald H. Stone and Presbyterian social witness / Christian T. Iosso -- Vietnam : a scar on the soul / Robert L. Stivers -- Drones and Christian morality / Ronald H. Stone
Summary 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 drones
Bibliography Includes notes and bibliographical references at chapter ends, index
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Subject Christian ethics.
Christian sociology.
Church and social problems.
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, Charles C. (Charles Calvin), 1938- author
Bush, Randall K., author
Dorrien, Gary J., author
Hammond, Guyton B., 1930-2016, author
Iosso, Christian, author
Long, Edward Le Roy, author
Raines, John C., author
Robb, Carol S., author
Roberts, Samuel K., author
Stelmach, Harlan Douglas Anthony, 1945- author
Stivers, Laura A., author
Stivers, Robert L., 1940- author
Stone, Randall W., 1966- author
Stone, Ronald H., author, author of afterword
Weaver, Matthew Lon, editor, author
ISBN 0739196596