CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND THE SIT-IN by Dr. Paul Ramsey
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CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND THE SIT-IN

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This book is ""hot"". Dr. Ramsey has written it for use right now, and before too many people have too much to say in the wrong direction for all the wrong reasons about the troublesome problem created by the ""sit-in"" strikes by which non-white Americans have been seeking a measure of justice during the last year. Fortunately, the Princton University Professor of Religion has based his comments and suggestions on very sound theological arguments and these alone are worth deeper consideration. Whatever the morality of the ""sit-in"" may be, the concept of the Creation-Covenant relationship on which this book is based needs much more exploration and thought on the part of those who will read this modest volume. Dr. Ramsey himself senses this problem by going on from the sit-ins; to the general problem of the use of economic pressure by Christians. What he says is unforgettable and probably not the statement most readers will have in mind. This is no apology for the sit-ins; rather it shows the strength and weakness of this method when related to Christian ethics, and then proceeds to suggest the avenues along which Christians might proceed in their thinking. Dr. Ramsey has written this book for everyone, and certainly anyone with a high school education can read it with profit and, perhaps, alarm, while more mature scholars may enjoy it the more because their alarm will be less.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1961
Publisher: Association Press