A Case for Character Paperback

Towards a Lutheran Virtue Ethics

by Joel D. Biermann;

0Stock available


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £23.18 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

A Case for Character

Full Product Description

Over the last several decades, perceptive observers of Western civilization have documented what virtually everyone has perceived: as the old foundations of society have toppled, morality and personal character have been set adrift and often vanished altogether. How can character be cultivated when it seems no one is willing or able to provide a definitive description of character to which humans should aspire? Equipped with explicit texts and a rich heritage detailing the content of human character, it would seem that Christianity is ideally positioned to address this problem. Yet even the church has often been complicit in undermining and eviscerating a rich, meaningful account of character. While the reasons for this are many and complicated, one of the more potent singular factors is actually theological. Contemporary Lutheranism, in particular, has struggled with the appropriate place of morality and character formation, as these pursuits often have been perceived as at odds with the central Christian doctrine of justification.
A Case for Character explores this problem and argues that Christian doctrine, specifically as articulated within a Lutheran framework, is altogether capable of encouraging a robust pursuit of character formation while maintaining a faithful expression of justification by grace alone through faith alone.

A Case for Character by Joel D. Biermann was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in April 2014. The ISBN for A Case for Character is 9781451477917.

Reviews of A Case for Character

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about A Case for Character.


Details for A Case for Character

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (April 2014)
Number of Pages192
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4281025
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer