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The Christian ethos.

Author: Werner Elert
Publisher: Philadelphia, Muhlenberg Press [1957]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Elert
OCLC Number: 3065459
Description: 451 pages 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
the task --
ethics within the framework of theology --
the arrangement of the subject manner --
I. Ethos Under Law --
1. The Creature --
the image of God --
fear and conscience --
biographical limitations and qualifications --
the contingent encounter --
2. The Law of God --
security and retribution --
the Decalogue --
the twofold use of the law --
natural law --
3. The Natural Orders --
order, community, offices --
the family --
marriage --
"the people" as an order --
state an law as orders --
the ethos of the state --
the ethos of citizenship --
economic interdependence --
vocation --
truth, oath, and honor --
4. Sin and Guilt --
the bondage of the will --
sin as original sin --
the fear of truth --
sins --
guilt and death --
total guilt --
II. Ethos Under Grace --
5. The Encounter With Christ --
Christ's place in history --
the friend of sinners --
the atonement --
Lord and Master --
6. The New Creature --
the new creation --
the power of the Holy Spirit --
repentance and rebirth --
reintegration --
freedom. 7. The new Obedience --
faith --
obedience and faith --
the venture of works --
the renunciation --
sanctification --
love pf the neighbor, love of enemy, brotherly love --
love of God and the first commandment --
8. The Invisible Struggle --
two ways and two eras --
two kingdoms --
the third use of the law --
prayer --
the beauty of the world --
the total personality --
Part III. Objective Ethos --
9. The Christian Totality --
localization --
the church as a corporate community --
use and limitation of ethical "we" formulas --
the order of love and forgiveness --
the "we" of the apologists, martyrs, and confessions --
the liturgical "we" --
ecclesiastical law and the levels of the "we" --
anti-communality and unity --
10. The Church and the Forces of History --
orders and powers --
church and state --
nonviolence as possibility --
Lutheran "Dichotomy"? --
the growth of brotherhood in the world --
theology and eschatology.
Responsibility: Translated by Carl J. Schindler.

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