In Freedom for Obedience, Donald G. Bloesch endeavors “to present a viable alternative to legalistic ethics on the one hand and situational and relativistic ethics on the other,” to “arouse the wider Christian community in general and the evangelical community in particular to explore anew the theological foundations for both personal holiness and social justice.” He notes that the “thesis of this book is that human justice can never be a substitute for divine justification . . . but it can be a sign and witness to the justifying grace of God in Jesus Christ. Humanitarian works can never reach the heights of deeds of sacrificial love and mercy, but they can point to this higher righteousness and awaken a thirst for it.”
For more by Donald G. Bloesch, see Select Works of Donald G. Bloesch.
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Excellent research . . . a valuable resource for academic and religious collections.
Donald Bloesch has distinguished himself as a leading spokesman for evangelical theology.
To ignore this book . . . would be to ignore a veritable beacon of light.
—The Reformed Journal
Bloesch’s command of his sources is stunning. Indispensable for ministers and seminarians.
Donald G. Bloesch is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Bloesch was educated at the University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of Tubingen, and Basel University, where he studied under Karl Barth.
He has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.