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Civil disobedience and political obligation; a study in Christian social ethics [by] James F. Childress.

New Haven, Yale University Press, 1971.
ISBN 9780300014938, 0300014937

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Subjects Christliche Ethik.
Civil disobedience.
Désobéissance civile.
Government, Resistance to -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Morale politique.
Obligation politique.
Political ethics.
Political obligation.
Politiek gedrag.
Politieke filosofie.
Résistance au gouvernement -- Aspect religieux -- Christianisme.
Series Yale publications in religion ; 16.
Description xv, 250 pages 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. The concept of civil disobedience -- Problems of definition -- The forms of civil disobedience -- Religious-moral and moral-political bases of disobedience -- Educative and coercive force -- Direct and indirect disobedience -- Legal and translegal appeals -- II. Bases of political obligation: natural law and the ends of the state -- Politics, ethics and theology -- Natural law -- Alternatives to natural law -- Christ transforming natural law: Paul Ramsey's political ethics -- Theology and the ends of the state -- III. Bases of political obligation: relations between citizens -- The Christian and the neighbor in the political order -- Political obligation in a constitutional democracy: the duty of fair play -- Unjust laws and policies in a relatively just system -- IV. The justification of civil disobedience -- Civil disobedience and moral justification -- Civil disobedience and the principle of fairness -- Forms and means of resistance -- Consequences: political change and the threat of disorder.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)278958
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