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On Human Dignity: Political Theology and Ethics

On Human Dignity

Political Theology and Ethics

Jürgen Moltmann (Author), M. Douglas Meeks (Author of the Introduction)


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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.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800662448
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 242
  • Publication Date July 30, 2007


"It is the duty of the Christian faith to stand for the dignity of human beings in their life with God and for God."
— Jürgen Moltman

"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