Eschatology and Ethics

Essays on the Theology and Ethics of the Kingdom of God

By Carl E. Braaten

Eschatology and Ethics

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  • ISBN: 9781532616723
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 12/28/2017
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Eschatology and Ethics

Essays on the Theology and Ethics of the Kingdom of God

By Carl E. Braaten

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  • ISBN: 9781532616723
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 12/28/2017
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Carl Braaten has written an interesting book applying the eschatological perspective to different dimensions of the Christian faith, of the life of the church, and of Christian ethics. His extremely readable style leads to profound insight. I particularly like the chapter on the ministry and the wisdom of his reflections on ethical questions."
Wolfhart Pannenberg, University of Munich

"More than any other theologian today, Braaten successfully relates biblical faith and ethics to the whole spectrum of urgent current concerns."
Richard H. Hiers, Dept. of Religion, University of Florida

"Braaten rightly insists that the church has lost its eschatological 'bite,' and he does much toward recovering that loss."
Gerhard O. Forde, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

"This book continues Braaten's persistent effort to interpret vital human concerns by the promise that the Lord lives."
Robert W. Jenson, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Contributors-

Carl E. Braaten

Bio(s)-

Carl Edward Braaten is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He served as a parish pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Minneapolis from 1958-1961. From 1961-1991 Braaten served as a professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. In 1992 he together with Robert W. Jenson founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology in Northfield, Minnesota. For fifteen years he served as the executive director of the Center, an ecumenical organization whose mission is to cultivate faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the churches, and also as the editor-in-chief of Pro Ecclesia, a journal of theology published by the Center.
Braaten has authored and edited over fifty theological books, including Principles of Lutheran Theology (Fortress Press, 1983), The Future of God: The Revolutionary Dynamics of Hope (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1969), Mother Church: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism (Fortress Press, 1998), Because of Christ: Memoirs of a Lutheran Theologian (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010), and Who Is Jesus? Disputed Questions and Answers (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011), as well as hundreds of articles and editorials in various academic journals.
Braaten was born on January 3, 1929 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He grew up on the island of Madagascar where his parents served as missionaries of the Norwegian Lutheran Church in America. He graduated from Augustana Academy, a Lutheran high school in Canton, South Dakota. He received degrees from St. Olaf College (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M. Div.), and Harvard University Divinity School (Th.D.). In 1951 he was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), in 1957 a doctoral student at the University of Heidelberg where he wrote his dissertation, and in 1967 a Guggenheim Fellow at Oxford University.
In 1974 he spent a sabbatical making a worldwide lecture tour of various colleges and seminaries in Japan, China, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. This tour resulted in a book on the universal mission of the church entitled, The Flaming Center (Fortress Press, 1977).

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