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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.Read more
- Provides a new view of ethics and politics as sources and tests of theology
- Offers a twenty-first-century Christian response to global social concerns through reference to traditional doctrines about Christ
- Concrete examples throughout the book offer a global and ecumenical study
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"This important book bridges prevalent divisions between ethics, systematic theology, and biblical studies … Students of Christian theology and ethics will find this book demonstrates that one can methodologically bridge ethics, theology, and biblical studies. It will also be useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate student seminars in theology and ethics … Recommended …"
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"… a sincere, intellectually astute, generous, humble, creative, reconciling foray into Scripture, theology and philosophy …"
Studies in Christian Ethics
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- Date Published: February 2013
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107028777
- length: 328 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The politics of salvation
2. Creation and evil
3. Kingdom of God
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