Resistance and Theological Ethics collects the edited and updated essays that emerged from the meeting of the Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness in Geneva, Switzerland and southern France in 1999. These writings from educators and ethicists combine to sound a clarion call for the church to stand in resistance to social, economic and political forces that threaten-while embracing those that foster-social justice, peace and human welfare. Each author emphasizes a specific call to resistance against powers grounded in particular forms of sin: religious pride, greed, violence and domination. Divided into three parts, the book details social forces to be resisted, presents historical and biblical examples of resistance, and concludes with theological analysis and advocacy for action in contemporary American society.
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