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Ronald H. Stone is the John Witherspoon Professor of Christian Ethics (retired) at Pittburgh Theological Seminary. Robert L. Stivers is professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University
Chapter 1 Introduction: Contemporary Resistance Ethics
Part 2 I Resistance to Social Forces
Chapter 3 Resistance and Economic Globalization
Chapter 4 Globalization: Reform or Resist?
Chapter 5 Environmental Movements as Forms of Resistance
Chapter 6 Resistance to Structural Adjustment Problems
Chapter 7 Nationalism and International Migration
Chapter 8 Resistance and Biotechnology Debates
Chapter 9 Resistance to Military Neo-Imperialism
Part 10 II Biblical and Historical Roots of Resistance
Chapter 11 The Subversive Kingship of Jesus in Luke
Chapter 12 Reading Revelation Today: Witness as Active Resistance
Chapter 13 Nature, Resistance, and the Kingdom of God
Chapter 14 Citizenship, Resistance, and St. Augustine
Chapter 15 "Is God Dead?": The Complexity of Resistance
Chapter 16 Korean Women's Resistance: "If I Perish, I Perish"
Part 17 III Theological Ethics of Resistance
Chapter 18 Resistance, Affirmation, and the Sovereignty of God
Chapter 19 Fundamentalism and the Big Picture Bible
Chapter 20 Is This New Wine? Resistance Among Black Presbyterians
Chapter 21 Spirit and Resistance: A Theological Perspective on Lillian Hellman
Chapter 22 Theology of Resistance in Bonhoeffer and Tillich
Chapter 23 Resisting Malpraxis in Religion
The nineteen writers of this book are diverse in their jobs, ethnic identifications, genders and and interests. Yet all share a Christian commitment to resistance to social evils, dogmatisms, and ideological conformites. Readers, like the authors, will applaud some of the arguments, challenge others, and find all provocative of further thought.
— Roger L. Shinn, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics (1959-1985) at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
For those who are seeking strategic and theoretical guidance about the feasibility of non-violent resistance to such seemingly overwhelming social forces of our time as globalized economic inequality, militarism, and state arrogance, this book will be a welcomed resource. Rich in biblical, historical and theological insights, the essays are bold, highly thoughtful—and eminently useful.
— Samuel K. Roberts
With roots deeply embedded in the Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition, Resistance and Theological Ethics exposes societal and world trends toward pride, greed, violence, and domination. The authors—some of the best ethicists working in the Presbyterian Church (USA) today—assert hope can be found in social witness that resists the insidious, corrosive features of these four sins, both in church and society. Informed by critical ethics, to be Christian in the 21st Century requires particular strategies of resistance. This book will have a long shelf life in both the seminary and Sunday School classrooms throughout the church.
— Reverend Peter A. Sulyok, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, Presbyterian Church (USA)