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Overview How do core religious convictions relate to political and cultural conservatism? How should faith affect public life?
Robert Benne explores how adhering to Lutheran theology and ethics may lead to conservative convictions in political, cultural, economic, and churchly matters in this collection of the best of his writings. Drawing on his own life experiences and Lutheran ethics, Benne identifies core theological beliefs that Lutherans share and demonstrates how that core leads to persuasive perspectives on contemporary issues.
Publishers Description "Reasonable Ethics demonstrates how an orthodox appropriation of Lutheran theology impacts convictions on political, cultural, economic, and ecclesial matters. Examining his own life experiences as well as basic Lutheran ethics, Benne compares these to world views, identifies the central core of theological affirmations that all Lutherans share, and explores how that core leads to interaction in society. "Reasonable Ethics shows how Christians of good will and intelligence move from core beliefs to positions on social, economic, and political matters.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0758604920 ISBN13 9780758604927
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More About Robert Benne
Robert Benne is Director of the Roanoke College Center for Religion and Society and Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.
Robert Benne currently resides in Salem, in the state of Virginia.
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Interesting book of personal reflections Jul 14, 2007
Benne is a conservative theologian and ethicist in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (Concordia Publishing House is the publisher for the more conservative Lutheran Church Missouri Synod). This is a collection of essays and personal reflections on a varity of subjects. Included are thoughts of on the state of Lutheran-Christian education, war, entertainment and a varity of other subjects. Benne, originally from the mid-west, went to be a sixties left centered pastor-professor, who found himself moving from the vanguard of the left, into a swing towards the right, as the various movements went beyond their original goals of equality, into something much different.