Biblical Ethics and Social Change

3.86 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195029482: Biblical Ethics and Social Change
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This scholarly synthesis of biblical studies and Christian social ethics is designed to provide a biblical argument for intentional institutional change on behalf of social justice. Stephen Charles Mott provides a biblical and ethical guide on ways to implement that change.
The first part of the book, providing the biblical theology of intentional social change, deals with the central concepts in biblical and theological ethics: grace, evil, love, justice, and the Reign of God. Christian social change must be rooted not only in justice, but in the grace received through the death and resurrection of Christ.
The second part evaluates ethical and theological methods for carrying out that intentional social change. It offers a study of evangelism, counter community, civil disobedience, armed revolution, and political reform. It shows the contribution of each as well as the strong limitations of each used in isolation.
A recurring theme of the book is the scriptural insistence on the priority of justice as taking upon oneself the cause of the oppressed. Justice is understood on bringing back into the community those who are near to falling out of it. Political authority has a vital role in social change for justice. It is essential that a Christian use all available and legitimate means of meeting basic needs by providing for all what is essential for inclusion in society.
In this revised edition, Mott updates the contemporary illustrations and includes his own further reflections in the last thirty years on this topic.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

In this book, the author provides a thorough treatment of the biblical basis for implementing social change.

About the Author:

Stephen Charles Mott is at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780199739370: Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0199739374 ISBN 13:  9780199739370
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011
Softcover

9780195029475: Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Oxford..., 1982
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mott, Stephen Charles
Published by Oxford University Press (1982)
ISBN 10: 0195029488 ISBN 13: 9780195029482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195029488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen Charles Mott
Published by Oxford University Press (1982)
ISBN 10: 0195029488 ISBN 13: 9780195029482
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1982. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195029488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen Charles Mott
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1982)
ISBN 10: 0195029488 ISBN 13: 9780195029482
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195029488

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 740.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds