Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought

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Willis Jenkins
Fortress Press, 2010 - Religion - 320 pages
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr.-- these giants of recent Christian social thought are here reassessed for a new context and a new generation. Both combined activism, ministry, and theology. Both took on public roles in opposition to prevailing powers of their respective causes. Here many of the leaders in Christian social thought revisit the insights, causes, and strategies that Bonhoeffer and King employed for a new generation and its concerns: race, reconciliation, nonviolence, political violence, Christian theological identity, and ministry.
 

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Notes on Appropriation and Reciprocity Prompts from Bonhoeffer and Kings Communitarian Ethic
13
King and Bonhoeffer as Protestant Saints The Use and Misuse of Contested Legacies
21
Bonhoeffer King and Feminism Problems and Possibilities
33
Political Order Political Violence and Ethical Limits
43
Shared humanity
53
Life Worthy of Life The Social Ecologies of Bonhoeffer and King
55
Theology and the Problem of Racism
69
Bonhoeffer King and Themes in Catholic Social Thought
79
Embodying Redemption King and the Engagement of Social Sin
163
Culture in Bonhoeffer and King Deweyan Naturalism in Action
175
Practices of Peace
189
Peacemaking
191
Spiritualities of Justice Peace and Freedom for the Oppressed
207
Overhearing Resonances Jesus and Ethics in King and Bonhoeffer
219
Reconciliation as Worshipping Community
233
Christian Social Ethics after Bonhoeffer and King
243

Church World and Christian Charity
91
The Cross and its Victims Bonhoeffer King and Martydom
107
Spaces for redemption
121
Bonhoeffer on the Road to King Turning from the Phraseological to the Real
123
Intrepreting Pastors as Activists
139
Preaching and Prophetic Witness
151
Abbreviations
259
Notes
263
Bibliography
297
Index
299
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Willis Jenkins is Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School, where he teaches environmental theology & ethics. He has worked internationally with Christian sustainability initiatives, consulting for mission and development work in over 20 countries.

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