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Introduction to Christian ethics

Author: Friedrich Schleiermacher; John Shelley
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, ©1989.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Schleiermacher; John Shelley
ISBN: 0687195004 9780687195008
OCLC Number: 19774898
Notes: Translation of: Christliche Sittenlehre. Einleitung.
Description: 108 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter one: translator's introduction --
The intellectual context of The Christian Ethics --
The Christian Ethics within Schleiermacher's system --
The organization of The Christian Ethics --
The Jonas and Peiter editions of The Christian Ethics --
Schleiermacher and contemporary Christian ethics --
Notes --
Chapter Two: Introduction to Christian ethics --
The close relationship between theology and ethics --
The unique character of the Christian community --
The restriction of ethics to a present (peaceful) time --
The restriction of ethics to the distinctive spirit of the protestant church --
The relationship to rationalistic theology and to the rational ethics duty --
The consciousness of God as principle of action. Thoughts and act as similar primordial expressions of an even more primordial tendency --
The necessity of the strictly 'dogmatic' form --
The use of the moral in Holy scripture --
The relationship of what is 'pleasing to God' to the fact of redemption --
The ethical consequences of a superhuman representation of the person of Christ --
The congruity of 'moral' and 'dogmatic' errors --
The ethically relevant principles of the reformation --
The benefits of the conflict over the proper exegesis of scripture --
The replacement of the imperative by the descriptive form --
The overcoming of the Old Testament economy in 'adoption': The spiritual coming of age --
The discernment of a straightforward description --
Considerations of the history of ethics --
The purifying power of conflict --
The distinction between self-expressive and efficacious behavior--
The impulse to action --
Modified by pleasure or pain --
Joy in Christ and communion with the world --
Relationship of the particular to the universal formula --
The significance of 'dogmatic' differences for ethics --
The engagement of piety with actual political-social relationships --
Expansions and advancements --
Identification with the whole and opposing points of view --
Eliminating the debates and the capacity for moral behavior --
The difference between the church militant and the church triumphant. The two focal points of Christian ethics --
The antithesis between Protestant and Roman Catholic churches --
Positive and negative morality --
The significance of the doctrine of the church for the organization of ethics --
The priority of the Christian life over Christian ethics --
The conflict of duties: conceptual and temporal --
The efficacious elements in self-expressive behavior, and vice versa --
The stubordinate dichotomy: disseminating and corrective behavior --
The exhaustivenes of the classification in the types of behavior derived from the church militant and the church triumphant --
The resolution of conflict --
The beginning of morality in the perception of contradiction between old and new.
Other Titles: Christliche Sittenlehre.
Responsibility: Friedrich Schleiermacher ; translated by John C. Shelley.

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