The divine imperative [by] Emil Brunner ... translated by Olive Wyon.

; Wyon, Olive, 1881-1966, translator
Philadelphia, The Westminster Press [1947] .

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Other Authors Wyon, Olive, 1881-1966,
Subjects Christian ethics.
Christian sociology.
Social ethics.
Description 728 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1947]
Notes "A complete version of the book published ... in 1932, under the title: Das gebot und die ordnungen ... (2d edition)"--Translator's note.
At head of title: A study in Christian ethics.
Bibliographical references in "Notes and appendices" (pages 569-719).
Also issued online.
Contents BOOK I: The problem -- SECTION I. Natural morality -- 1. The problem of the good: an imperative challenge -- 2. The phases of the immanent moral understanding of the self -- 3. Morality and the religions of the world -- 4. The rationalization of the moral in philosophical ethics -- 5. The deepening of the problem by the deepening of the contradiction -- SECTION II. The Christian message and natural morality and ethics -- 6. The Christian message as the revelation of the good -- 7. The Christian Interpretation of the contradiction -- 8. Justification by grace alone as the removal of the contradiction and the foundation of the good -- 9. The definition of the Christian ethic -- 10. The Christian ethic: past and present.
BOOK II: The divine command -- SECTION I. The will of God as the basis and the norm of the good -- 11. The divine command as gift and demand -- 12. The command of the Creator and Redeemer -- 13. The unity and the variety of the divine command -- 14. The threefold meaning of the law -- SECTION II. The new man -- 15. The new man, as created and claimed by God -- 16. Goodness and the "virtues" -- 17. Self-affirmation and self-denial -- 18. The better righteousness -- SECTIoN 3. The neighbor -- 19. Service -- 20. The calling -- 21. The natural orders and the Kingdom of God -- 22. Service as an "office" and as a personal relation -- SECTION 4. The works of love -- 23. The active life as a gift and a demand -- 24. The hallowing of the means by the end -- 25. Autonomy, natural law, and love -- 26. Success and progress.
BOOK III. The orders -- Introduction -- SECTION I. The individual, the community, and the orders of society -- 27. The individual and the community -- 28. Religious and moral practice as limiting cases of the moral -- A. Our relation to God in the ethical sense: religious practice -- B. The relation to the self: moral practice -- 29. Life in love -- 30. The natural forms of community -- SECTION II. The community of life: marriage and the family -- 31. The fundamental problem of marriage -- a. The crisis of marriage -- born The argument for monogamy: the creation -- c. Marriage as it is in reality -- 32. Individual problems connected with marriage -- a. Marriage, love, and law -- born Divorce and celibacy -- c. Marriage and children -- d. Marriage and the economic question -- e. The emancipation of woman, and the relation between the sexes apart from marriage.
SECTION 3. The community of labour -- 33. Labour and civilization -- 34. The nature and the task of the economic order -- a. The economic order as a problem of ethics -- born Economic life as an infringement of the original Order of Creation -- c. The norm of the economic order -- d. The evil in the economic order -- e. The individual economic factors from the ethical point of view -- 35. The Christian in the present economic order -- a. The Christian and the capitalist system -- born The search for a better order -- c. The task of the Christian within the present economic system -- d. The task of the Church in the economic struggle of the present day.
SECTION 4. The community of the people and of law -- 36. The nature of the state -- a. The riddle of the state -- born The state as a God-given Order of sinful reality -- c. The power of the state -- d. The law -- e. Law and force -- f. The nation and the state -- g. The state in its relation to the other forms of community -- 37. The acting Christian in the acting state -- a. The attitude of the Christian towards the state -- born The Christian and "reasons of state" -- c. The Christian and the form of the state -- d. The Christian and force: the problem of War -- e. The Christian and the penal law.
SECTION 5. The community of culture -- 38. The Christian in the community of culture -- 39. Science -- 40. Art -- 41. Education -- 42. The free forms of community -- SECTION 6. The community of faith -- 43. The nature of the Church -- a. The Church of faith -- born The Church as both divine and human -- 44. The Church in action -- a. The Church and the churches -- born Church order and Church law -- c. State church, national Church, free Church -- d. Church and state -- 45. The action of the Church -- a. The functions of the Church and the offices of the Church -- born False and true ecciesiasticism -- NOTES AND APPENDiCES -- INDEX.
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WorldCat Identities Brunner, Emil, 1889-1966.
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