Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwitzer

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Fortress Press, Nov 1, 2017 - Religion - 240 pages

 Helmut Gollwitzer was a direct heir of the theological legacy of the great Protestant theologian Karl Barth. More than any of Barth‘s other interpreters, Gollwitzer embraced and extended the sociopolitical impulses and implications within Barth‘s theology. In this, Gollwitzer embodies a salient and necessary alternative in the American context of increasingly intertwined theological and political discourses. This volume, the first book-length study of Gollwitzer available in English, provides a helpful introduction to the life, theology, and political thought of this crucial theologian and public intellectual.

 

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Contents

Reading Helmut Gollwitzer in America
1
Helmut Gollwitzers Life and Work
19
Gollwitzers Political Theology
51
Gollwitzers Theological Politics
95
Church and Confession
147
Must a Christian Be a Socialist?
169
Why Am I as a Christian a Socialist? Theses
187
Bibliography
197
Index of Subjects and Names
213
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W. Travis McMaken is associate professor of religion and assistant dean of multidisciplinary humanities at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the author of The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth (Fortress Press, 2013) and coeditor of Karl Barth in Conversation (2014).

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