Freedom in Response: Lutheran Ethics: Sources and Controversies by Oswald Bayer

Freedom in Response: Lutheran Ethics: Sources and Controversies

byOswald BayerTranslated byJeff Cayzer

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The leitmotif of Freedom in Response, as the title suggests, is a reasoned exposition of the nature of freedom, as it is presented in the Bible and developed by such later theologians as Martin Luther. Oswald Bayer considers Luther's teachings on pastoral care, marriage, and the three estates,bringing in Kant and Hegel as conversation partners, together with Kant's friend and critic, the innovative theologian and philosopher Johann Georg Hamann.Oswald Bayer is a major contemporary Lutheran theologian, but so far little of his work has been translated from German into English. This selection of essays indicates the depth and range of his thought on issues relating to theological ethics.

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Before his retirement, Oswald Bayer was Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Tubingen. Jeff Cayzer is a teacher and translator.
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Title:Freedom in Response: Lutheran Ethics: Sources and ControversiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Categorical imperative or categorical gift?2. The Heavenly Father: the dynamic of language in the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount3. The renewal of the mind: foundations for Christian ethics in Paul4. Human life in the midst of life that loves living5. `I am the Lord your God . . .'6. Theological ethics: ethics of freedom7. Nature and institution: Luther's doctrine of the three estates8. Luther's ethics as pastoral care9. Law and freedom: a metacritique of Kant10. The Protestant understanding of marriage and family11. Luther's view of marriage12. Freedom and law in marriage13. Trustees of nature: natural law and the social contract in the controversy between Hamann and Mendelssohn14. Learning and freedom15. Power, law, and justice16. Does evil persist?