Item description for CHRISTIANS IN SOCIETY LUTHER, THE BIBLE, AND SOCIAL ETHICS by William H. Lazareth...
Overview Disagreement on ethical issues overlays a lack of consensus today on even deeper issues of method and authority in ethics. Yet a major ecumenical resource and model for Christian social ethics lies in Martin Luther's use of Scripture as ethical source and norm. Lazareth rescues Luther's christocentric reading of Scripture and his ethics from largely quietistic interpretations current through the Nazi period and sets his sights on how Luther's principles of biblical interpretation fueled his understanding of the church's life and mission. From this base Lazareth reinterprets the much-contested "two kingdoms" teaching, the twofold rule of God in creation and redemption, the function of law and justification, and sanctification in individuals and society. Lazareth's informative historical theology also challenges contemporary Christians to affirm common biblical ground for theological ethics and to facilitate more public social witness.
Publishers Description Re-interprets the much contested "two kingdoms" teaching, the two-fold rule of God in creation and redemption, and others.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800632923 ISBN13 9780800632922
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More About William H. Lazareth
Lazareth is program associate for the Pastor-Theologian Program at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey.
William H. Lazareth currently resides in Princeton, in the state of New Jersey.