- List of Contributors
- Creation and Ethics
- Redemption and Ethics
- Eschatology and Ethics
- Ecclesiology and Ethics
- Divine Grace and Ethics
- Divine Commands
- Tradition in the Church
- Reason and Natural Law
- Love: A Kinship of Affliction and Redemption
- Christians and Government
- Christians and Family
- Christians and Economics
- Christians and Culture
- Christians and the Church
- Ernst Troeltsch's <i>The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches</i>
- Anders Nygren's <i>Agape and Eros</i>
- Kenneth Kirk's <i>The Vision of God</i>
- H. Richard Niebuhr's <i>Christ and Culture</i>
- Reinhold Niebuhr's <i>The Nature and Destiny of Man</i>
- John Mahoney's <i>The Making of Moral Theology</i>
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Index of Names
- Index of Scriptural References
Abstract and Keywords
Ernst Troeltsch's The Social Teachings explores ‘the Christian Ethos in its inward connection with the universal history of civilization’. This article attempts to capture the enduring importance of The Social Teachings for anyone interested in theological and ethical reflection on cultural and social life. It argues that in many ways contemporary theological ethics really cannot reject the Troeltschian legacy, even if important and profound revisions in that project are necessary. Thinkers who try to reject this legacy and rely solely on the discourse of the tradition in the name of Christian uniqueness too easily fail to grasp the real complexity of the age in which we think and live.
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
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