Introducing Protestant Social Ethics

Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice

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Brian Matz
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , March
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Clare Weedon forthcoming.


Despite their rich tradition of social concern, Protestants have historically struggled to articulate why, whether, and how to challenge unethical social structures. This book introduces Protestants to the biblical and historical background of Christian social ethics, inviting them to understand the basis for social action and engage with the broader tradition. It embraces and explains long-standing Christian reflection on social ethics and shows how Scripture and Christian history connect to current social justice issues. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and chapter highlights.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Brian Matz is associate professor of the history of Christianity and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author or coeditor of a number of books, including Gregory of Nazianzus, Patristics and Catholic Social Thought: Hermeneutical Models for a Dialogue, and Grace for Grace: The Debates after Augustine and Pelagius, and has written numerous articles.


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