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Introducing Protestant Social Ethics: Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice

Brian Matz

Introducing Protestant Social Ethics: Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice

Brian Matz

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:Despite their rich tradition of social concern, Protestants have historically struggled to articulate why, whether, and how to challenge unethical social structures. This book introduces Protestants to the biblical and historical background of Christian social ethics, inviting them to understand the basis for social action and engage with the broader tradition. It embraces and explains long-standing Christian reflection on social ethics and shows how Scripture and Christian history connect to current social justice issues. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and chapter highlights.

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:Despite their rich tradition of social concern, Protestants have historically struggled to articulate why, whether, and how to challenge unethical social structures. This book introduces Protestants to the biblical and historical background of Christian social ethics, inviting them to understand the basis for social action and engage with the broader tradition. It embraces and explains long-standing Christian reflection on social ethics and shows how Scripture and Christian history connect to current social justice issues. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and chapter highlights.
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Meet the Author

Brian Matz

Brian Matz (PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Saint Louis University) is associate professor of the history of Christianity and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author or coeditor of several books on the use of patristic sources in Catholic social thought and has written numerous articles.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    introduction
    part 1: Social Ethics And Scripture
    1. The Pentateuch
    2. Historical, Poetical, And Wisdom Literature
    3. Prophets
    4. Jesus In The New Testament
    5. The Early Decades Of Christianity
    part 1 Summary
    part 2: Social Ethics In Christian History
    6. Late Antiquity
    7. Middle Ages
    8. Reformations Era
    9. Post-reformations Era
    10. Contemporary Catholic Social Ethics
    part 2 Summary
    part 3: Principles For Protestant Social Ethics
    11. Human Dignity
    12. Common Good
    13. Justice
    14. Solidarity
    15. Subsidiarity
    part 3 Summary

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  • Catalogue Code 461856
  • Product Code 9780801049910
  • ISBN 0801049911
  • EAN 9780801049910
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank #56721
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.367kg

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