The Moral Witness

Author: Carolyn J. Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501735080

Category: History

Page: 198

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The Moral Witness is the first cultural history of the "witness to genocide" in the West. Carolyn J. Dean shows how the witness became a protagonist of twentieth-century moral culture by tracing the emergence of this figure in courtroom battles from the 1920s to the 1960s—covering the Armenian genocide, the Ukrainian pogroms, the Soviet Gulag, and the trial of Adolf Eichmann. In these trials, witness testimonies differentiated the crime of genocide from war crimes and began to form our understanding of modern political and cultural murder. By the turn of the twentieth century, the "witness to genocide" became a pervasive icon of suffering humanity and a symbol of western moral conscience. Dean sheds new light on the recent global focus on survivors' trauma. Only by placing the moral witness in a longer historical trajectory, she demonstrates, can we understand how the stories we tell about survivor testimony have shaped both our past and contemporary moral culture.
The Moral Witness

Author: Carolyn J. Dean

Publisher: Corpus Juris: The Humanities in Politics and Law

ISBN: 1501735063

Category: Genocide

Page: 188

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"The Moral Witness maps the emergence of a 'witness to genocide' over a century, from its origins in interwar court trials to the Jewish Holocaust survivor and to today's global witness, who represents new obligations to suffering humanity at home and abroad"--
Kingdom Ethics, 2nd ed.

Author: David P. Gushee

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467446105

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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"Kingdom Ethics is arguably the most significant and comprehensive Christian ethics textbook of our time.” — Michelle A. Clifton-Soderstrom, North Park Theological Seminary Christian churches across the spectrum, and Christian ethics as an academic discipline, are often guilty of evading what Jesus actually said about moral life, focusing instead on other biblical texts or traditions. This evasion of Jesus has seriously malformed Christian moral witness—which Jesus said is tested by whether we put his words “into practice.” David Gushee and Glen Stassen’s Kingdom Ethics is the leading Christian introductory ethics textbook for the twenty-first century. Solidly rooted in Scripture—and uniquely focusing on Jesus’s teachings in the Sermon on the Mount—the book has offered students, pastors, and other readers a comprehensive and challenging framework for Christian ethical thought. Writing to recenter Christian ethics in Jesus Christ, Gushee and Stassen focus on the meaning of the Kingdom of God, perennial themes of moral authority and moral norms, and all the issues raised by the Sermon on the Mount—such as life and death, sexual and gender ethics, love and justice, truth telling, and politics. This second edition of Kingdom Ethics is substantially revised by Gushee and features enhanced and updated treatments of all major contemporary ethical issues—including updated data and examples, a more global perspective, gender-inclusive language, a clearer focus on methodology, discussion questions for every chapter, and a detailed new glossary. Kingdom Ethics is for readers anywhere wanting a robust, comprehensive understanding of Christian ethics that is founded on the concrete teachings of Jesus and will equip them for further exploration into the field.
The Moral Witness of the Church on the Investment of Money and the Use of Wealth

Author: W. Cunningham

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334461198

Category: Political Science

Page: 46

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Excerpt from The Moral Witness of the Church on the Investment of Money and the Use of Wealth: An Open Letter Addressed to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, President of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury I. The point at which the in uence Of the Church can best be brought to bear. The morality of the employment of money is a subject on which a great deal of thought has been expended by Christian men in all ages; circum stances have changed very much since the results of that thought were most precisely formulated, but theprinciples which underlay the Christian legislation of the Middle Ages which was re-enacted in the seventeenth century, are not, as is sometimes supposed, entirely irrelevant to the circumstances of the present day. If we take for granted that the distinctions, which were drawn under simpler conditions Of busi ness life by ecclesiastical lawyers, are merely of anti quarian interest, we are unconsciously discarding help, which lies ready to hand, for disentangling the more complex problems of modern economic life, and for obtaining a clearer view as to Christian conduct in business relations in the present day. When we consider the purpose for which medieval maxims of Christian duty were formulated and the extent to which circumstances have changed, we cannot only see why the old morality can no longer be authori tatively enforced, but also learn in what way it should be taken into account. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
An American Emmaus

Author: Regis A. Duffy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608995349

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A penetrating study of the impact of culture on the Catholic Church in the U.S., and the importance of the Church to the culture."Emmaus," writes the author, "is not only the name of a town in the gospel of Luke. It is also a state of mind." He portrays the American Emmaus as an ongoing conversion walk of twentieth-century Christians who attempt to recognize the crucified and risen Christ within the complex and pluralistic cultures of the United States. He focuses on the connections between being Catholic and American at this point in history, challenges the Church to give witness to the gospel message, and shows how it is through liturgy (the gathered American community) that the Church once again takes the walk to Emmaus. Here are insights not only for Catholics but for Christians of every denomination.