The Lutterworth Press
About Us
Payment & Shipping
Returns & Refunds
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Author Guidelines
Site Map
  Home » Religious Titles » Theology » The Divine Imperative (HB) Log In  |  My Account  |  Checkout  |  Contact Us  |  Print   
All Titles
Browse by Title
Browse by Author
Categories
Adult Non-Fiction
Religious Titles
Children's Titles
Children's Religious Titles
Acorn Editions
eBooks
Print Catalogue
Download as PDF »
Search »
 
Use keywords to find the title you are looking for.

Advanced Search »
New Titles »
Rees Howells: Intercessor
Rees Howells: Intercessor (PDF)
By Norman Grubb
8.40 (incl VAT)
Forthcoming »
Rethinking Hell
Rethinking Hell (PB)
By Christopher M. Date, Gregory G. Stump and Joshua W. Anderson (editors)
25.00
The Divine Imperative, by Emil Brunner

The Divine Imperative


A Study in Christian Ethics


By Emil Brunner


 
 


A classic work of moral theology, which argues that the conflict between ethical absolutism and relativism can only be resolved through the correct understanding of the relationship between God and humanity.

Available as: Hardback, Paperback

Would you like to be able to buy this title as an eBook?
Click here to let us know »
Print Hardback 77.75
ISBN: 9780718890469
Specifications: 229x152mm, 728pp
Publication: March 2003
Print Paperback 38.00
ISBN: 9780718890452
Specifications: 229x152mm, 728pp
Publication: March 2003

About this Book

One of the major works of the great German theologian Emil Brunner, The Divine Imperative deals with what we ought to do. People are unconvinced that there is an inviolable moral obligation governing human life because they do not believe that the 'good' can be precisely and clearly known. Haven't some generations called bad what others have called good? Aren't moral standards relative? Doesn't religion lack uniform and practical moral guidance?

Brunner discusses the moral confusion we face. He analyses the nature of the Good, showing why the Christian faith as understood by the Protestant Reformers provides the only true approach and answer to the ethical problem. Philosophical ethics, whether ancient or modern, cannot correctly define the Good, because the Good is regarded either as too abstract and absolute or as too concrete and relative. Christianity, by contrast, sees the moral problem as one of responsibility between humans who are created so as to respond to God. He created men for responsive fellowship with Him, establishing orderly ways of acting in the world. Correct understanding of the nature of society, family, state, economic life, is needed to discern one's duty.

Because Brunner's analysis is at once fundamental and comprehensive, this book remains a fresh and compelling treatment of the moral problem. It offers a provocative discussion and solution of a perennial human problem.

Contents

   List of Contents » (PDF, 119 KB)

Extracts

   Preface » (PDF, 235 KB)
   Chapter 3: Morality and the Religions of the World » (PDF, 326 KB)
   Chapter 16: Goodness and the "Virtues" » (PDF, 414 KB)

About the Author

Dr Emil Brunner was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and in 1955 returned to Zurich.

His three-volume masterpiece Dogmatics is available from our sister imprint James Clarke and Co Ltd.

Other Titles by the Same Author
Christianity and Civilisation
Christianity and Civilisation (PB)
By Emil Brunner
26.25
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 1, PB)
By Emil Brunner
28.75
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 1, HB)
By Emil Brunner
58.25
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 2, HB)
By Emil Brunner
58.25
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 2, PB)
By Emil Brunner
28.75
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 3, HB)
By Emil Brunner
58.25
Dogmatics
Dogmatics (Vol 3, PB)
By Emil Brunner
28.75
The Great Invitation
The Great Invitation (PB)
By Emil Brunner
19.75
The Great Invitation
The Great Invitation (HB)
By Emil Brunner
42.25
I Believe in the Living God
I Believe in the Living God (PB)
By Emil Brunner
16.50
Justice and Social Order
Justice and Social Order (HB)
By Emil Brunner
47.50
Justice and Social Order
Justice and Social Order (PB)
By Emil Brunner
21.25
The Letter to the Romans
The Letter to the Romans (PB)
By Emil Brunner
19.75
The Letter to the Romans
The Letter to the Romans (HB)
By Emil Brunner
42.25
Man in Revolt
Man in Revolt (PB)
By Emil Brunner
38.00
Man in Revolt
Man in Revolt (HB)
By Emil Brunner
74.25
The Mediator
The Mediator (PB)
By Emil Brunner
38.00
The Mediator
The Mediator (HB)
By Emil Brunner
74.25
The Misunderstanding of the Church
The Misunderstanding of the Church (PB)
By Emil Brunner
19.75
The Misunderstanding of the Church
The Misunderstanding of the Church (HB)
By Emil Brunner
41.50
Shopping Cart »
Items:0
Total:0.00
Special Offers »
Freddy Fixer Builds a Car
Freddy Fixer Builds a Car (HB)
By George Johansson
13.50 12.15
Currencies
Links
Go to James Clarke and Co Ltd catalogue

Go to The Lutterworth Press blog




Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Find your local bookshop with the Booksellers Association

All material published on this web site is copyright © 1995-2014 The Lutterworth Press,
and may not be reproduced without permission.

The Lutterworth Press, PO Box 60, Cambridge, CB1 2NT, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1223-350865   Fax: +44 (0)1223-366951   Email: publishing@lutterworth.com