Resistance to Structural Adjustment Policies

Title

Resistance to Structural Adjustment Policies

Format

Book

Book Title

Resistance and Theological Ethics

Editor

Ronald H. Stone and Robert L. Stivers

Files

Description

Protestantism, at its best, grounds both its religious and its social critique in the faith of the prophets and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as understood and lived by the church. Its teachings and desired practice stand in start contrast to complacent religion that seems to be at ease with imperial greed, domination, and violence. 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. Inspired there by the sixteenth century forces of renewal unleashed through resistance to an imperial church and society, the writings of these 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 nonviolent 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.

ISBN

978-0742541597

Publication Date

8-19-2004

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

Christian Ethics, Christian Sociology

Disciplines

Ethics in Religion