Ethics

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Fortress Press, 2005 - Religion - 593 pages
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The crown jewel of Bonhoeffer's body of work, Ethics is the culmination of his theological and personal odyssey. Based on careful reconstruction of the manuscripts, freshly and expertly translated and annotated, this new critical edition features an insightful Introduction by Clifford Green and an Afterword from the German edition's editors. Though caught up in the vortex of momentous forces in the Nazi period, Bonhoeffer systematically envisioned a radically Christocentric, incarnational ethic for a post-war world, purposefully recasting Christians' relation to history, politics, and public life. This edition allows scholars, theologians, ethicists, and serious Christians to appreciate the cogency and relevance of Bonhoeffer's vision.
  

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Review: Ethics (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works #6)

User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

This is really not a book to love or hate. Instead, it is a book to think about and reread. More than once, I had to go back to fully comprehend what he was saying. There are sections that I have ... Read full review

Review: Ethics (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works #6)

User Review  - Paolo Fernando C. - Goodreads

an attempt to be "real" despite the alienating condition of inconsistency, disruption, and inner contradiction... Read full review

Contents

Christ Reality and Good Christ Church and World
47
Ethics as Formation
76
Heritage and Decay
103
Guilt Justification Renewal
134
Ultimate and Penultimate Things
146
Natural Life
171
Natural Life
178
Suum Cuique
181
Church and World I
339
On the Possibility of the Churchs Message to the World
352
The Ethical and the Christian as a Topic
363
The Concrete Commandment and the Divine Mandates
388
The Commandment of God in the Church
394
Editors Afterword to the German Edition
409
Appendix 1 Chronology of Ethics
450
Preparing the German Edition of Ethics
467

The Right to Bodily Life
185
SelfMurder
196
Reproduction and Developing Life
203
The Freedom of Bodily Life
214
The Natural Rights of the Life of the Spirit
217
History and Good 1
219
History and Good 2
246
The Structure of Responsible Life
257
The Place of Responsibility
289
Love and Responsibility
298
Gods Love and the Disintegration of the World
299
Appendix 3 Arrangements of Ethics
477
APPENDIX 4 FACSIMILE PAGES HERITAGE AND DECAY
478
1 Literature Used by Bonhoeffer
481
2 Literature Consulted by the Editors
491
3 Other Literature Related to Ethics
515
Index of Scriptural References
527
Index of Names
531
Index of Subjects
561
Editors and Translators
591
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German pastor and theologian whose striking theological journey and public witness against the Nazi regime led to worldwide fame after his death in 1945.

Clifford J. Green is professor emeritus of theology, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, and author of numerous works on Bonhoeffer. He is the Executive Director of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works.

West-Emeritus Prof of Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Has translated numerous works in biblical studies and theology. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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