On Human Dignity
Political Theology and Ethics
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This collection of provocative essays by one of the world's most distinguished theologians deals with topics as diverse as the right to work, nuclear war, the Olympic Games, Lutheran and Reformed political thought, and the "common hope" of Judaism and Christianity all within the framework of human rights. Jürgen Moltmann believes that the dignity of the human being is the source for all human rights; if this dignity is not acknowledged and exercised, human beings cannot fulfill their destiny of living as the image of God.
"It is the duty of the Christian faith to stand for the dignity of human beings in their life with God and for God."
"Readers who know Moltmanns earlier works ... will welcome these essays for their clear and succinct application of his quite distinct theological perspective to a diverse and wide range of topics. He is not so much writing about the relation of social and political ethics to theology; rather, he is doing political theology in a lively and concrete way."
Donald L. Berry, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of Philosophy and Religion Emeritus, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York