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Toward a Christian Political Ethics

Toward a Christian Political Ethics

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800616977
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date May 16, 1983


"... brilliantly reasoned, theologically probing, movingly illustrated ... more than achieves the aim of the author to highlight the often overlooked and sometimes suppressed message of Scripture and interpretation of history: the Christian calling to be a part of the transformation of the social order, a transformation inspired by the prophetic-messianic promise of universal justice and peace as the fruits of the present and coming reign of God."
— Alan Neely, Faith and Mission

"The author's aim is to help develop a framework, set an agenda, and clarify criteria for making political choices.... This book is a welcome addition to the literature on political ethics, and a substantial antidote to influential works which, in the name of scientific rationality and realism, legitimate the status quo in the Third World."
— Lee Cormie, St. Michael's College, Toronto

"Modest and clear, the book has appeal for many students, church people, and activists. Professional ethicists can find good methodological insights and fresh treatment of historical material."
— Nancy Bancroft, Ethics

"The author builds into his Christian political ethic the cross of Jesus Christ, the centrality of effective Christian community life, the need to free the oppressors, the reality of suffering and death, and the dynamic of Christian love.... One is impressed throughout the book by the author's own patience and love in the face of continued oppression, frustration, and the killing of friends."
— Herbert T. Mayer, Currents in Theology and Mission

"For many Christians who are profoundly concerned about how to live faith as a reality in today's world, Bonino can offer both a challenge and the beginning of a way to think about and act out that concern in a responsible way."
— Randolph A. Nelson, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota