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Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1955.
Series: Library of philosophy and theology.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945.
New York : Macmillan, 1955
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
OCLC Number: 374014
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 340 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The love of God and the decay of the world --
The world of conflicts --
Shame --
Shame and conscience --
The world of recovered unity --
The Pharisee --
Proving --
Doing --
Love --
The church and the world --
The total and exclusive claim of Christ --
Christ and good people --
Ethics as formation --
The theoretical ethicist and reality --
Ecce Homo! --
The despiser of men --
The successful man --
The idolization of death --
Conformation --
The concrete place --
Inheritance and decay --
Guilt, Justification and renewal --
The confession of guilt --
Justification and the healing of the wound --
The last things and the things before the last --
Justification as the last word --
The penultimate --
The preparing of the way --
The natural --
Natural life --
Suum cuique --
The right to bodily life --
Suicide --
Reproduction and nascent life --
The freedom of bodily life --
The natural rights of the life of the mind. Christ, reality and good (Christ, the church and the world) --
The concept of reality --
Thinking in terms of two spheres --
The four mandates --
History and good --
Good and life --
The structure of responsible life --
Deputyship --
Correspondence with reality --
The world of things --
Pertinence --
Statecraft --
The acceptance of guilt --
Conscience --
Freedom --
The place of responsibility --
Vocation --
The 'ethical' and the 'Christian' as a theme --
The warrant for ethical discourse --
The commandment of God --
The concrete commandment and the divine mandates --
The concept of the mandate --
The commandment of God in the church. The doctrine of the primus usus legis according to the Lutheran sybolia writings --
The concept and its usefulness --
The theological justification for the doctrine --
Interest in the concept --
Definition --
Contents --
Its purpose --
Means of execution --
The proclaimer --
The healer --
The primus usus and the gospel --
Some deductions and questions --
Critique of the doctrine of usus in the Lutheran symbolic writings --
'Personal' and 'real' ethos --
Personal or real ethos --
The New Testament --
The symbolic writings --
Some criticisms of Dilschneider's thesis --
Systematic consideration concerning the assertions which Christian ethics may make with regard to secular institutions --
State and church --
The concepts involved --
The basis of government --
In the nature of man --
In sin --
In Christ --
The divine character of government --
In its being --
In its task --
In its claim --
Government and the divine institutions in the world --
Government and church --
Government's claim on the church --
The church's claim on government --
The ecclesiastical responsibility of government --
The political responsibility of the church --
Conclusions --
The church and the form of the state --
On the possibility of the word of the church to the world --
What is meant by 'telling the truth?' --
Indexes --
Names --
Subjects --
Biblical references --
References to the Lutheran Symbolic Writings.
Series Title: Library of philosophy and theology.
Responsibility: Dietrich Bonhoeffer ; edited by Eberhard Bethge ; translated by Neville Horton Smith.


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