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Social Ethics.

Ethics* applied to soc. relations and problems. Christian soc. ethics have OT roots and involve man's inner and total life and his relation to Christ. M. Luther made the calling of the Christian man in family, community, and occupation the proving ground of spiritual vitality engendered by Christ. The ch. plays a proper part in soc. ethics not by invading functions of other agencies but by equipping individuals and groups to play their part in other agencies as citizens, mems. of professions, mems. of families, etc. RRC

See also Situation(al) Ethics.

P. F. Joachimsen, Sozialethik des Luthertums (Munich, 1927); H. E. Brunner, Das Gebot und die Ordnungen, tr. O. Wyon, The Divine Imperative (London, 1937); J. S. Schöffel and A. Köberle, Luthertum und soziale Frage (Leipzig, 1931); G. W. Forell, Faith Active in Love: An Investigation of Principles Underlying Luther's Social Ethics (New York, 1954); W. E. Bauer, God and Caesar: A Christian Approach to Social Ethics (Minneapolis, 1959); C. F. Sleeper, Black Power and Christian Responsibility: Some Biblical Foundations for Social Ethics (Nashville, Tennessee, 1968); M. Luther, On the Freedom of a Christian Man (1520).


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