Explorations in Christian Theology and Ethics: Essays in Conversation with Paul L. Lehmann

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Philip Gordon Ziegler, Michelle J. Bartel
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 194 pages
Engaging variously with the legacy of Paul L. Lehmann, these essays argue for a reorientation in Christian theology that better honours the formative power of the gospel to animate and shape doctrine and witness, as well as ethical and political life.The authors explore key themes in Christian theology and ethics - forgiveness, discernment, responsibility, spirituality, the present day tasks of theology and the role of faith in public life - making plain the unabated importance of Lehmann's work at this juncture in contemporary theology. The internationally recognized contributors draw crucial connections between the gospel of reconciliation, the form of Christian theology and witness, and the challenges of contemporary ethical and political reflection. This book demonstrates why this close friend of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and author of Ethics in a Christian Context and The Transfiguration of Politics continues to influence generations of theologians in both the English speaking world and beyond.
 

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Contents

Introduction Paul LehmannThe Man and the Teacher
1
PART I
9
Paul Lehmann as Nurturer of Theological Discernment
11
The Commandments and the Common Life Reflections on Paul Lehmanns The Decalogue and a Human Future
29
The Laboratory of the Living Word Paul Lehmann on Conscience Church and the Politics of God
45
PART II
61
Creation Redemption and Law Toward a Protestant Perspective on the Question of Human Law
63
The Advantages and Limits of Irregular and Regular Dogmatics Political Responsibility According to Lehmann and Barth
79
Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? Paul Ramsey Paul Lehmann and Karl Barths Doctrine of God
101
PART III
119
The Living Word in the Living World Lehmann for Preachers
121
Koinonia Ethics and Preaching in South Korea
141
Christian Ethics in the Morning Sunrise Living in Gods Providential Space
153
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Michelle J. Bartel is Pastor of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington, Indiana. She holds degrees from Calvin College and Princeton Theological Seminary, including a PhD in theological ethics from the latter. She continues to write in addition to being engaged in ministry. She is the author of What it Means to be Human, a book in the Foundations of Christian Faith series. Philip G. Ziegler is Lecturer is Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen. He holds degrees from the University of St. Michael's College, Regis College and a ThD in systematic theology from Victoria University and the University of Toronto. He is the author of articles in Christian doctrine, historical theology and theological ethics, and recently published a book entitled Doing Theology When God is Forgotten: The Theological Achievement of Wolf Krötke.

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