«Schuurman has written a book that distinctively works with traditional themes in Christian theology and their ethical implications. By focusing on Brunner and Moltmann he refines the analysis of how nature and history function as different foci in thinking about eschatology, and about the significance of each focus for ethics. His final chapter is an important synthetic development. The book is unusually well-organized; every step is under control of his analytical and constructive agenda.» (James M. Gustafson, Emory University)
«Schuurman's ground-breaking critical analysis is an important contribution to contemporary theological and social-ethical reflection and his own constructive proposal in the final chapter is promising.» (John Bolt, Calvin Theological Journal)
«...this is a solid and serious piece of work. It is a valuable addition to the secondary literature on both Brunner and Moltmann, the ethics of both of whom have been little studied; it is a solid essay on the inter-relation of dogmatics and moral theology; and it contains the beginnings of a social-ethical theory of the relation of conservation and revolution.» (John Webster, Studies in Christian Ethics)
About the Author
The Author: Douglas J. Schuurman is Assistant Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College. He previously taught at Calvin College. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship during 1989-1990. His articles and reviews appear in The Reformed Journal, Calvin Theological Journal, The Journal of Religion
, and Ethics: An International Journal for Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. and M.Div. from Calvin College and Seminary.