Ethics (Paperback)

Ethics By Victoria J. Barnett, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Clifford J. Green Cover Image
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Ethics is the culmination of Dietrich Bonhoeffers theological and personal odyssey and one of the most important works of Christian ethics of the last century. Using the acclaimed Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation and adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features an insightful introduction by Clifford Green and supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett.

Written in the midst of the conspiracy to overthrow the Hitler regime, it is nonetheless chiefly concerned with ethics for the postwar time of reconstruction and peace. Though caught up in the vortex of momentous forces in the Nazi period, Bonhoeffer systematically envisioned a radically Christocentric, incarnational ethic for a postwar world, purposefully recasting Christians relation to history, politics, and public life. Focused on Christ, the God who became human, and the vision of a world reconciled with God, Ethics shuns abstraction, seeks the will of God in concrete historical reality, and calls the church to be a transforming community in the world with a new responsibility to public life.

This edition allows all readers to appreciate the cogency and relevance of Bonhoeffers vision.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781506402727
ISBN-10: 1506402720
Publisher: Fortress Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2015
Pages: 370
Language: English
Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer-Reader's Edition