In this issue of the journal, Jeff Olson Biebighauser and Bruce Wollenberg draw upon aspects of Martin Luther's theological perspectives in order to explore two distinct ethical matters. While Biebighauser critically examines and renders a judgment on the "Virtue Ethics" movement, Wollenberg establishes God's gift of temporal authority. In so doing, they treat dimensions of both personal and public ethics.
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The Journal of Lutheran Ethics soon will begin publishing an occasional series on public theologians of the global church. We are looking for figures who speak from their cultures through a Christian lens--not necessarily in English. We are also looking for writers who can explain--in English, of course--the thought and influence of such figures in compact articles of no more than 1500 words. For more details, please contact Stewart Herman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cheryl Pero (email@example.com) or Mary Streufert (Mary.Streufert@elca.org).
Against Virtue Ethics
Wielding the Word: Martin Luther on Temporal Authority
A Case for Character: Toward a Lutheran Virtue Ethics by Joel D. Biermann
The New Testament and Ethics: A Book by Book Survey edited by Joel Green
© September 2014
Journal of Lutheran Ethics (JLE)
Volume 14, Issue 8
Articles published in the Journal reflect the perspectives and thoughts of their authors and not necessarily theological, ethical, or social stances of the ELCA.