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The Neo-Anabaptists

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The mythic ideal that animates the neo-Anabaptist position is the ideal of true and authentic New Testament Christianity and the primitive church of the apostolic age. Constantinianism is a ... More


Debating Politics and the Christian Faith

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 treats Niebuhr’s mixed reception among Protestant Christians during his lifetime and today, in popular as well as academic circles. The “positive thinking” and naïve optimism of Norman ... More


Evidence of Habitation

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Recent decades have seen a renewed interest in ecclesiology as postliberal theologians, such as Hauer was, have found it useful to ally with communitarian critics in order to promote the church as an ... More


To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

James Davison Hunter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how ... More


Witnessing White Theology

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 3 analyzes the ways that white theology neglects race and white supremacy as topics of ethical engagement. The chapter presents the influential postliberal, witness theology of Stanley ... More


Theologies of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Jews and Christians have responded to the attempted secularization of hope. It considers how the biblical religions, Christianity and Judaism, both resisted and were ... More


‘Is’, ‘ought’ and theological ethics

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter brings into focus the discussion about the renewal of Christian ethics participated in by three figures namely: Stanlely Hauerwas, one of the most influential Christian ethicists; ... More


Creation and Covenant

Cathleen Kaveny

in Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190612290
eISBN:
9780190612320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612290.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter argues that the common law is a useful place for ethicists who emphasize distinctive Christian claims to engage contemporary secular morality. The method of the common law is inductive, ... More


The Voices of Narrative, Lyric, and Drama

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

It is an exaggeration to declare that literature comes in just three different kinds of voices and, moreover, to state with some certainty exactly what those three voices are. This chapter tries to ... More


Against Christian pacifism

Nigel Biggar

in In Defence of War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672615
eISBN:
9780191765087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672615.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

In Defence of War intends to argue in favour of Christian just war reasoning. It is often supposed, however, that Christianity's original position was pacifist, and that Augustine's articulation of ... More


Grace: Divorce and Stanley Hauerwas

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Divorce is a much maligned state of life, especially because it spells failure—not only of a marriage relationship, but even of Christian ideals about marriage. Some Christians repeatedly emphasize a ... More


Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Rufus Black

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, narrative, and virtue ethics; and an insistence that any ... More


Character Formation: A Proposal for the “Problem” of the Law

Gifford A. Grobien

in Christian Character Formation: Lutheran Studies of the Law, Anthropology, Worship, and Virtue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198746195
eISBN:
9780191808784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746195.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter engages Stanley Hauerwas’ work on the justification–sanctification distinction and character formation. Hauerwas argues that when we recognize the converting and regenerative character ... More


Contemporary Theological Voices

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643929
eISBN:
9780191738845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with various authors concerned to raise a distinctively Christian voice within secular higher education, arguing that Christians can participate in distinctive ways in the ... More


Critics of Modern Politics

Joshua Mauldin

in Barth, Bonhoeffer, and Modern Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867517
eISBN:
9780191904288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867517.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter sets up the central question of the project by examining three recent critics of modern politics. For historian Brad Gregory, the ills of modern society are traceable to the Protestant ... More


Anabaptists and Peace

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Stanley Hauerwas and others have presented Bonhoeffer as if he espoused pacifism as understood in the peace-church traditions. But reading Bonhoeffer through an Anabaptist theological lens, often by ... More


Virtue, Selfhood, and Intellectual Humility

Grant Macaskill

in The New Testament and Intellectual Humility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799856
eISBN:
9780191865039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799856.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the recent turn to virtue in moral philosophy and theology, with a view to establishing some of the key principles that have driven this, here considered in relation to the ... More


An Ethic of Responsibility

Kristopher Norris

in Witnessing Whiteness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190055813
eISBN:
9780190055844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the constructive turn in the book and outlines the contours and substance of an ethic of responsibility. The chapter begins by noting the impotence of efforts at “racial ... More


Epilogue

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

The premises of republican theology come in for heavy criticism within Christian political philosophy in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, among both critics of the natural rights ... More


Caricatures of the Two Kingdoms

Michael P. DeJonge

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797906
eISBN:
9780191839252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Prominent interpreters of Bonhoeffer (including Clifford Green, Larry Rasmussen, and Stanley Hauerwas) have distanced him from the Lutheran tradition of thinking in terms of “two kingdoms.” An ... More


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