Bonhoeffer and King

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. are here reassessed for a new context and a new generation. Both combined activism, ministry, and theology. Both took on public roles in opposition to prevailing powers of their time. Both professed a kind of Christian realism and ended as martyrs to their respective causes. Here many of the leaders in Christian social thought revisit the insights, causes, and strategies that Bonhoeffer and King employed for a new generation and its concerns: race, reconciliation, nonviolence, political violence, Christian theological identity, and ministry.

Author Biography

Willis Jenkins is Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School and author of Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology (2008). Jennifer M. McBride is a Visiting Lecturer at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Director of the Atlanta Theological Associations Certificate in Theological Studies at Metro State Prison for Women. She is author of the forthcoming work The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Communal Receptions and Constructive Readings for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 1
Critical Distancep. 11
Notes on Appropriation and Reciprocity: Prompts from Bonhoeffer and King's Communitarian Ethicp. 13
King and Bonhoeffer as Protestant Saints: The Use and Misuse of Contested Legaciesp. 21
Bonhoeffer, King, and Feminism: Problems and Possibilitiesp. 33
Political Order, Political Violence, and Ethical Limitsp. 43
Shared Humanityp. 53
Life Worthy of Life: The Social Ecologies of Bonhoeffer and Kingp. 55
Theology and the Problem of Racismp. 69
Bonhoeffer, King and Themes in Catholic Social Thoughtp. 79
Church, World, and Christian Charityp. 91
The Cross and Its Victims: Bonhoeffer, King, and Martyrdomp. 107
Spaces for Redemptionp. 121
Bonhoeffer on the Road to King: "Turning from the Phraseological to the Real"p. 123
Interpreting Pastors as Activistsp. 139
Preaching and Prophetic Witnessp. 151
Embodying Redemption: King and the Engagement of Social Sinp. 163
Culture in Bonhoeffer and King: Deweyan Naturalism in Actionp. 175
Practices of Peacep. 189
Peacemakingp. 191
Spiritualities of Justice, Peace, and Freedom for the Oppressedp. 207
Overhearing Resonances: Jesus and Ethics in King and Bonhoefferp. 219
Reconciliation as Worshiping Communityp. 233
Conclusion: Christian Social Ethics after Bonhoeffer and Kingp. 243
Abbreviationsp. 259
Notesp. 263
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 299
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