Ethics and Liberation

An Introduction

By Charles L. Kammer, III

Ethics and Liberation

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  • ISBN: 9781592441204
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/26/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Ethics and Liberation

An Introduction

By Charles L. Kammer, III

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592441204
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/26/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

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The introduction to the nature and purpose of Christian ethics presents an ethical theory consistent with the fundamental insights of the Christian tradition. 'Ethics and Liberation' outlines an ethic which provides guidelines for responsible stands on contemporary issues, be they personal or socio-political. Exploring both the strengths and weaknesses of traditional Christian ethics, Kammer proposes going beyond them to an ethic of theonomous responsibility, one based on the precepts of liberation theology.

Stressing the socio-political dimension of ethics, Kammer follows the threads of Christian tradition that led to an emphasis on personal salvation and a neglect of social issues. Finally, he traces the path from Christian realism through liberation theology. 'Ethics and Liberation' concludes with a discussion of two serious "test cases" in contemporary moral issues: the distribution of health care, and nuclear disarmament.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"All the elements of a Christian ethic are here in an amazingly compact presentation."

Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary


"Meets a long-standing need for a solid introductory text on Christian ethics."

Waldo Beach, Professor of Christian Ethics,
Duke University


". . . [W]ill be enormously helpful to students and theologically literate lay persons during the next decade."

Henry B. Clark II, Professor of Social Ethics,
University of Southern California


"A forceful introduction to Christian ethics."

Frederick Herzog, Professor of Systematic Theology,
Duke University Divinity School


"An eminently teachable book. It embodies the best trends in ecumenical Christian ethics today."

Daniel C. Maguire, Professor of Christian Ethics,
Marquette University

Contributors-

Charles L. Kammer, III

Bio(s)-

Charles L. Kammer III, an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Wooster.

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