Moral Theology / Personal & Social Ethics / Social & Economic Justice / Social Reform / Discipleship / Sanctification / Praxis

ACEMOGLU, Daron (1967-) and James A. ROBINSON (1960-)

***__________.  Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.  New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.  {xi, 529p.}

ANDREW (van der BIJL), “Brother”  (1928-)

****__________.  The Ethics of Smuggling.  With a Foreword by Corrie Ten Boom.  Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers / London: Coverdale House Publishers, 1974.  {139p.}  [One of the most compelling popular treatments of the global ethical implications of God’s Kingdom that I have ever read.]

BALGUY, John (1686-1748)

***__________.  Divine Rectitude: or, a Brief Inquiry Concerning the Moral Perfections of the Deity; Particularly in respect of Creation and Providence.  London: John Pemberton, 1730.  {62p.}  [This brief and worthy treatise clears the way for Balguy’s later and truly extraordinary An Essay on Redemption (q.v.).]

***__________.  The Law of Truth: or, the Obligations of Reason Essential to all Religion, To which are Prefixed, Some Remarks supplemental to a late Tract; entitled, Divine Rectitude.  London: John Pemberton, 1733.  {xxiv, 48p.}

***BARTHOLOMEW, Craig (1961-), Jonathan CHAPLIN (-), Robert SONG (-), Al WOLTERS (1942-), editors.  A Royal Priesthood?  The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O’Donovan.  The Scripture and Hermeneutics Series, Volume 3.  Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press / Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.  {xxiv, 446p.}

BELL, Jr., Daniel M. (1966-)

**__________.  “The Economy of Salvation,” Chap. 6 in The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World, pp. 145-160.  The Church and Postmodern Culture, series editor, James K. A. Smith.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.  {16p.}

**__________.  “Forgiveness and the End of Economy,” Studies in Christian Ethics 20, no. 3 (2007): 325-44.  {20p.}  [A more extensive treatment of Anselm.]

BOER, Jan H[arm]. (1938-)

****__________, compiler.  Living in God’s World: Biblical Quotations [on Justice, Stewardship and Economics].  Jos, Nigeria: Institute of Church and Society, Northern Area Office (Christian Council of Nigeria).  1995.  {[vii], 81p.}

CASTELLIO, Sebastian (1515-63)

***__________.  Advice to a Desolate France, in the Course of Which the Reason for the Present War Is Outlined, as well as the Possible Remedy and, in the Main, Advice Is Given as to Whether Consciences Should Be Forced.  Translation by Wouter Valkhoff.  New Edition with an Introduction and Expanatory Notes by Marius F. Valkhoff.  Preface to the English Translation by Albert Geyser.  Shepherdstown, WV: Patmos Press, 1975 (1562).  {xiii, 50p.}

CLIFFORD, Ross (1951-) and Philip JOHNSON (1960-)

***__________.  The Cross Is Not Enough: Living as Witnesses to the Resurrection.  Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2012.  {313p.}

COLLENBUSCH, Samuel (1724-1803)  [His influence on others was possibly more oral than written.]

DINESEN, Isak [pseud.] (1885-1962)

__________.  Babette’s Feast (the movie)

__________.  Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard.  NY: Vintage, 1993.  [p. 52.]

DURRWELL, F[rançois]. X[avier]. (1912-2005)

***__________.  “Principles of Christian Life: 1. Redemption and Personal Sanctification; 2. The Justice of God is Man’s Holiness,” Part I of In the Redeeming Christ: Toward a Theology of Spirituality, pp. 3-33.  Translated by Rosemary Sheed.  New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963.  {31p.}  (Originally published as Dans le Christ redempteur.  Le Puy/Lyons/Paris: Editions Xavier Mappus, 1960.)

ELLUL, Jacques (1912-94)

***__________.  “The Freedom of Christ and the Emancipation of Man,” chapter 2 in The Ethics of Freedom, pp. 51-75.  Translated and edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976.  {25p.}  (Originally, Éthique de la Liberté.  Geneva: Labor et Fides, n.d.)

***__________.  The Subversion of Christianity.  Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.  {v, 212p.}

ELY, Richard T[heodore] (1854-1943)

***__________.  Ground Under Our Feet: An Autobiography.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1938.  {xv, 330p.}

***__________.  Social Aspects of Christianity, and Other Essays.  New and Enlarged edition.  New York, Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1889.  {xiii, 161p.}  (Reprint from the collection of the University of Michigan Library.  Digitized by Google Books.  Prepared for Publishing by Hewlitt Packard.)

EVANS, Christopher H[odge]. (1959-)

***__________.  The Kingdom Is Always but Coming: A Life of Walter Rauschenbusch.  Library of Religious Biography, edited by Mark A. Noll, Nathan O. Hatch, and Allen C. Guelzo.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.  {xxx, 348p.}  (Esp. pp. 38-39, 72, 79, 299-303.)

***__________.  Liberalism Without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010.  {ix, 207p.}

***__________.  The Social Gospel in America Religion: A History.  New York: New York University Press, 2017.  {vii, 271p.}

FLETCHER, Verne H. (1922-2009)

***__________.  “Foreword”; “Part Two: Application,” in Markus Barth and Verne H. Fletcher, Acquittal by Resurrection, pp. v-viii, 99-150.  New York/Chicago/San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964.  {4p., 52p.}

FORDE, Gerhard O[laf]. (1927-2005)

__________.  “Christian Life.”  Eleventh Locus in Christian Dogmatics, Volume 2, pp. 391-469.  Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson.  Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984.  {79p.}

FOSTER, Robert L[ouis]. (1970-)

__________.  “Naming Sin: Reframing Racism and Atonement,” in Leaven, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Article 6, pp. 1-5 (2010).  {5p.}

HALLIE, Philip P[aul]. (1922-94)

***__________.  Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There.  New York, Cambridge, Hagerstown, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney: Harper Colophon Books / Harper & Row, 1979.  {viii, 303p.}  [Esp. p. 140.]

HAROUTUNIAN, Joseph (1904-68)

__________.  Piety Versus Moralism: The Passing of New England Theology from Edwards to Taylor.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2006.  {}  (Previously published by Henry Holt and Company, 1932.)

HAYS, Richard B. (1948-)

**__________.  The Moral Vision of the New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethics.  San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996.

HILTON, Boyd (1944-)

***__________.  The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, 1785-1865.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.  {xiii, 414p.}

HOWARD, Thomas (1935-)

***__________.  Chance or the Dance?  (?)

***__________.  Once Upon a Time, God…  Philadelphia and New York: A. J. Holman Co./Division of J. B. Lippincott Co., 1974.  {114p.}

JOHNSON, Philip.  See CLIFFORD, Ross.

KINGSLEY, Charles (1819-75)

***__________.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet.  1849.  (Reprinted, Okitoks Press, 2018.)

***__________.  Cheap Clothes and Nasty.

***__________.  Yeast.  1849.

KOT, Stanislaw (1885-1975)

**__________.  Socinianism in Poland; The Social and Political Ideas of the Polish Antitrinitarians in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.  Translated from the Polish by Earl Morse Wilbur.  Boston: Starr King Press, 1957.  {226p.}

KRETZMANN, John P. (-) and John L. McKNIGHT (-)

****__________, editors.  Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets.  The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.  Chicago: ACTA [Assisting Christians To Act], 1993.  {[xi], 380p.}

LEE, Philip J. (-)

***__________.  Against the Protestant Gnostics.  Oxford University Press, 1987.  {368p.}

LOFTHOUSE, W[illiam]. F[rederick]. (1871-1965)

****__________.  Ethics and Atonement.  London: Methuen & Co., 1906.  {xii, 302}

LORENZEN, Thorwald (1936-)

***__________.  Resurrection and Discipleship: Interpretive Models, Biblical Reflections, Theological Consequences.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995.  {352+p.}

***__________.  Resurrection and Responsibility.  Festschrift.

***__________.  Resurrection – Discipleship – Justice: Affirming the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Today.  Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2003.  {186p.}

MacDONALD, George (1824-1905)

***__________.  The Curate’s Awakening.  Edited by Michael R. Phillips.  Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers/A Division of Bethany Fellowship, Inc., 1985 (1876).  {224p.}

MacINTYRE, Alasdair C.  (1929-)

__________.  “Justice as a Virtue: Changing Conceptions,” in After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, pp. 227-37.  First edition.  Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 1981.  {11p.}

__________.  “Justice as a Virtue: Changing Conceptions,” in After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, pp. 244-55.  Third edition.  Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2007 (1984).  {11p.}

__________.  Whose Justice? Which Rationality?  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988.  {}

MAGGAY, Melba Padilla (1950-)

***__________.  Transforming Society.  Published by the Institute for Studies in Asian Chcurch and Culture, Quezon City, Philippines.  Oxford, UK: Regnum Books, 1996.  {v, 108p.}

MANGALWADI, Vishal (1949-)

***__________.  Truth and Social Reform.  Third Edition.  New Delhi: Good Books, 1996 [1985, 1989].  {164p.}

MAURICE, [John] F[rederick]. D[enison]. (1805-72)

***__________. “Relation of Love to Righteousness,” in Reconstructing Christian Ethics: Selected Writings, pp. 80-88.  Edited by Ellen K. Wondra.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1995.  {9p.}

MAURIN, Peter (1875?-1949)

**__________.  Easy Essays.  Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1977 (1961).  {[xviii], 216p.}

MAURO, Philip (1859-1952)

__________.  “Wherefore Then the Law? (Gal. 3:19),” chapter VIII in Our Liberty in Christ: A Study in Galatians, pp. 86-96.  Boston, Mass.: Hamilton Bros./Scripture Truth Depot, [1920].  {11p.}  (?)


NAGASAWA, Mako A. (1972-)

***__________.  “Does Atonement Theology Impact How We Define Economic Justice?  Part 1: A Critique of Wayne Grudem.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted

**__________.  “Donald Trump’s Scapegoating and the Scapegoating of the Black Community.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted February 15, 2016.  {[c. 13+]p.}  Online:

**__________.  “Out of Eden: A Christian Study and Action Guide to Food and the Environment.”  Power Point presentation on Social Justice & Evangelism.  New Humanity Institute Resources Curriculum: Medical Substitutionary Atonement, Personal Healing, and Social Justice.  {}  Online:

**__________.  “Restoring the Captives: A Christian Study and Action Guide to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.”  Power Point presentation on Social Justice & Evangelism.  New Humanity Institute Resources Curriculum: Medical Substitutionary Atonement, Personal Healing, and Social Justice.  {}  Online:

***__________.  “The Role of Jesus in Revolution & the Pursuit of Justice.” [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted Feb. 2009.  {[c. 12]p.}  Online:

**__________.  “Shame & Glory: How Jesus Heals Your Self, Desires, and Emotions.”  Power Point workshop presentation at Honor-Shame Conference.  New Humanity Institute Resources Curriculum: Medical Substitutionary Atonement, Personal Healing, and Social Justice.  {[c. 24]p.}  Online:

**__________.  “The Third Abolition: A Christian Study and Action Guide to Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery—The Problems Hidden in Plain Sight.  Power Point presentation on Social Justice & Evangelism.  New Humanity Institute Resources Curriculum: Medical Substitutionary Atonement, Personal Healing, and Social Justice.  {}  Online:

***__________.  “What Lynching, Torture & Scapegoating Have in Common: Penal Substitution.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted February 18, 2016.  {[c. 13+]p.}  Online:

*__________.  “Why Evangelicals Scapegoat Gays, Muslims, Etc.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted February 29, 2016.  {[c. 12+]p.}  Online:

***__________.  “Why Penal Substitution Is a Gateway Drug to Right-Wing Extremism.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted February 22, 2016.  {[c. 23+]p.}  Online:

***__________.  “Why Trump and Cruz Are the Direct, Logical Result of American Evangelical Theology.”  [Boston]: New Humanity Institute, posted March 5, 2016.  {36p.}  Online:

NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm (1844-1900)

__________.  Beyond Good and Evil (Jenseits von Gut und Böse).  Trans. Walter Kaufmann.  New York: Vintage, 1966 (1886).

__________.  The Genealogy of Morals (Zur Genealogie der Moral).  1887

O’DONOVAN, Oliver (1954-)

**__________.  Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics.  Second edition.  Leicester, UK: APOLLOS/An imprint of Inter-Varsity Press; Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans, 1994 [1986].  {xxi, [276p.]}

PAUL, Robert S[ydney]. (1918-92)

__________.  The Assembly of the Lord: Politics and Religion in the Westminster Assembly and the “Grand Debate”.  Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1985.  {x, 609p.}

PENN, [Jr.,] William (1644-1718)

***__________.  No Cross, No Crown: A Discourse showing the Nature and Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ; and that the Denial of Self, and Daily Bearing of Christ’s Cross, Is the Alone Way to the Rest and Kingdom of God.  Philadelphia: Kimber, Conrad, and Co., 1807.  (First part reprinted with some modernization, Shippensburg, PA: Mercy Place / A licensed imprint of Destiny Image, Inc., 2001.  {x, 190p.})  [One of the most in-depth and sustained treatments of “modern” sins ever written.]

PHULE, Jotirao Govindrao (1827-90)

PINSON, Koppel S[hub]. (1904-61)

__________.  Pietism As a Factor in the Rise of German Nationalism.  New York: Columbia University Press / London: P. S. King & Son, Ltd., 1934.  {227p.}

RADER, Benjamin G. (1935-)

***__________.  The Academic Mind and Reform: The Influece of Richard T. Ely in American Life.  University of Kentucky Press, 1966. {vii, 279p.}

RAUSCHENBUSCH, Walter (1861-1918)

***__________.  Christianity and the Social Crisis.  New York and London: The Macmillan Co., 1907.  {xv, 429p.}

***__________.  Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The Classic That Woke Up the Church.  With Essays by Tony Campolo, Joan Chittister, James A. Forbes, Jr., Stanley Hauerwas, Richard Rorty, Phyllis Trible, Jim Wallis, Cornel West.  Edited by Paul Rauschenbush.  New York: HarperOne / An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007.  {xxii, 376p.}

***__________.  Christianizing the Social Order.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1912.  {}

***__________.  The Righteousness Of The Kingdom.  Edited and Introduced by Max L Stackhouse.  Nashville/New York: Abingdon Press, 1968.  {320p.}

***__________.  The Social Principles of Jesus.  College Voluntary Study Courses: Fourth Year—Part I.  New York and London: Association Press, 1917.  {[ix], 198p.}

ROPER, Ronald L[ee]. (1948-)

****__________.  “Youth Revival Preparation Kit and What to Do After the Revival.”  A Progressive Categorized Bibliography.  2005.  {26p.}

RYAN, John A[ugustine]. (1869-1945)

**__________.  A Living Wage.  Revised and Abridged Edition.  With an Introduction by Richard T. Ely.  New York: The Macmillan Co., 1920.  {ix, 182p.}  (Unabridged edition, Macmillan, 1906.)  (Nabu Public Domain Reprints.)

SAFSTROM, Mark (-)

***__________.  The Religious Origins of Democratic Pluralism: Paul Peter Waldenström and the Politics of the Swedish Awakening 1868-1917.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications/An Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016.  {xii, 289p.}

SCHOTTROFF, Luise (1934-2015)

*__________.  “‘Give to Caesar What Belongs to Caesar and to God What Belongs to God’: A Theological Response of the Early Christian Church to Its Social and Political Environment,” in The Love of Enemy and Nonretaliation in the New Testament, pp. 223-57.  Edited by Willard M. Swartley.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1992.  {35p.}

SHELDON, Charles M[onroe]. (1857-1946)

**__________.  His Brother’s Keeper.  Updated by Jim Reimann.  Nashville: Thomas Neslon Publishers, 1999 (1895).  {ix, 245p.}

**__________.  In His Steps.  1897.

*__________.  What Did Jesus Really Teach?  Topeka, KS: The Capper Publications, 1930.  {78p.}

SWARTLEY, Willard M. (1936-)

__________.  “Discipleship and Imitation of Jesus / Suffering Servant: The Mimesis of New Creation,” in Violence Renounced: René Girard, Biblical Studies and Peacemaking, pp. 218-45.  Telford: Pandora (now Cascadia), 2000.  {28p.}

TANNER, Kathryn (1957-)

**__________.  Economy of Grace.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005.  {}

THOMPSON, E[dward]. P[almer]. (1924-93)

__________.  Witness Against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law.  New York: The New Press, 1993.  {xxi, 234p.}

TOLSTOY, Leo (1829-1910)

__________.  The Kingdom of God Is Within You.

TROCMÉ, André [Pascal] (1901-71)

***__________.  Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution.  Revised, Expanded edition.  Edited by Charles E. Moore.  Walden, NY / Robertsbridge, UK / Elsmore, Australia: Plough Publishing House, 2014 [2003].  {233p.}

TROOST, Andre (1916-2008)

***__________.  The Christian Ethos: A Philosophical Survey.  Translated by Kobus and Yvonne Smit.  Edited by Don Sedgwick.  Bloemfontein, South Africa: Patmos, 1983.  {[vii], 154p.}

WEBB, Stephen H. (1961-2016)

***__________.  The Gifting God: A Trinitarian Ethics of Excess.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.  {}

WRIGHT, G. Ernest (1909-74)

*__________ and an Ecumenical Committee in Chicago.  The Biblical Doctrine of Man in Society.  Ecumenical Biblical Studies No. 2.  Published for the Study Department World Council of Churches.  London: SCM Press, 1954.  {176p.}

WRIGHT, N[icholas]. T[homas]. (1948-)

***__________.  “Paul and Caesar: A New Reading of Romans.”  Chapter 11 in A Royal Priesthood?  The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O’Donovan, pp. 173-93.  Edited by Craig Bartholomew, et al.  Carlisle, UK: Paternoster / Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.  {21p.}

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