Here's a rough-and-ready teaching tool from today's class. We had already done some work on the social vision of Augustine's City of God, so I used that as a basis for outlining four modern approaches to social ethics:
Except that Yoder becomes more like Niebuhr, seeing more and more analogies between Christian practice and societal manifestations.
On Facebook one of my students pointed out that the description of Yoder is a bit lame. I've amended it to make it (I hope!) less inaccurate.
Weren't both the neo-anabaptists and liberation theology inspired, historically speaking, by Barth? (Obviously, both groups also had other sources for their ethics.)
Fantastic! I love how everybody is subsumed under Augustine, so that when all things are subjected to him, then the [Augustine] himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. I Cor. 15:28.
Where would something like Breuggeman's The Land fit? Or is the typology not meant to take in that kind of thing?
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