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Rasmussen, Larry L.

Overview
Works: 74 works in 199 publications in 3 languages and 8,726 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry L Rasmussen
Ethics for a small planet : new horizons on population, consumption, and ecology by Daniel C Maguire( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics for a Small Planet offers complementary studies by two major social ethicists on these issues. Daniel C. Maguire indicts our male-dominated religions for the problems they have caused for our ecology and reproductive ethics. He raises the controversial questions of whether the very concept of God is a problem and whether Christianity's notions of afterlife and a divinized male have done more harm than good. Larry L. Rasmussen also recognizes that the problems of our planet are largely male-made and rich-dominated. He writes that Europeans packaged a form of earth-unfriendly capitalism and shipped it all over the world with missionary zeal. He ably scans the long history that led to the current manic rush to push the earth beyond its limits, and goes on to suggest moral norms and policy guidelines for sustainable communities and genuinely shared power. Both authors argue that there are positive and renewable moral energies in the world's religions and that unless religion, understood as a response to the sanctity of life, animates our ethical debates, the prospects for the world are grim. The sense of the sacred is presented here as the nucleus of the good and the only force that can bring about the lifestyle changes and power reallocations that are necessary to prevent terracide
Earth-honoring faith : religious ethics in a new key by Larry L Rasmussen( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us. -- Book jacket
Bible and ethics in the Christian life by Bruce C Birch( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: reality and resistance by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his momentous decision to be involved in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944? What is the relation between his resistance activities and his theological and ethical reflections? Exloring these intriguing and complex relationships in Bonhoeffer's life and thought during the turbulent 1930s and 1940s, Larry Rasmussen characterizes Bonhoeffer's resistance as an enactment of his Christology lived out with utter seriousness. Originally published in 1972 and now updated with a new introduction by the author, Rasmussen's Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains the defining study of Bonhoeffer's views of Jesus Christ, his ethics, and his resistance against Hitler and the Nazi regime."--Back cover
Earth community earth ethics by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, he sketches a constructive ethic that can guide us out of our present situation. While its principle focus is environmental ethics Earth Community, Earth Ethics builds on the foundations of international discussions of sustainable development, and such books as The Ecology of Commerce and Envisioning a Sustainable Society. Rasmussen shows how the environmental predicament underscores a variety of crises afflicting modern industrial society: in economics, in politics, in gender and reproductive relations, as well as the debates on the very meaning of life itself
Reinhold Niebuhr : theologian of public life by Reinhold Niebuhr( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The predicament of the prosperous by Bruce C Birch( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can a church in the richest and most powerful nation on earth respond to the needs of the poor, the hungry, and the oppressed? The authors of this book describe this issue with clarity and power, and explore the biblical perspectives that offer guidance toward a viable and more equitable future for both church and society.The authors call for a radical change in life-style based on a revolution in perspective and basic values
Berlin, 1932-1933 by Dietrich Bonhoeffer( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Then came the crisis of 1933." This is Bonhoeffer's own phrase in a letter that documents a turning point in his own life as well as that of the nation. Of Bonhoeffer's own life at this time, his biographer writes, "The period of learning and roaming" from 1928 until 1931 "had come to an end" as the young lecturer, age 26, began to teach "on a faculty whose theology he did not share" and to preach "in a church whose self-confidence he regarded as unfounded." Bonhoeffer was becoming part of a society "that was moving toward political, social, and economic chaos." Events moved quickly at the onset of 1933 in Berlin. In only one hundred days the path was cleared by the German Parliament and the Nazi Party for the establishment of the fascist dictatorship. These one hundred days, as well as the preceding and succeeding months, are reflected in the materials in this volume: in letters, in sermons, in Bonhoeffer's university teaching, in manifestos and a church confession, and in his proactive engagement in the developing church struggle. The vast majority of these are translated here for the first time
Earth habitat : eco-injustice and the church's response( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietrich Bonhoeffer : his significance for North Americans by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bonhoeffer's religious thought as it pertains to society, church renewal, and the new paths opened up for theology and ethics ... in the context of issues that are of special interest to North Americans"--Back cover
Moral fragments and moral community : a proposal for church in society by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic anxiety & Christian faith by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bible and ethics in the Christian life : a new conversation by Bruce C Birch( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth is changing in ways it hasn't for hundreds of thousands of years. At the same time, Christianity is breaking away from its millennium-long geographical and cultural center in the Euro-West. Its growth is in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, primarily in Pentecostal, evangelical, and independent churches. These dramatically changed planetary and ecclesial landscapes have led many to conclude that we need a new way of thinking about our collective existence: who are we and what is the nature of our responsibility in this deeply altered world? To address that question, biblical scholars Bruce C. Birch and Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Christian ethicists Larry L. Rasmussen and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda carry on "a new conversation" that engages how Christians are to understand the authority and use of Scripture, the basic elements of any full-bodied Christian ethic attuned to our circumstances, and the nature of our responsibility to our planetary neighbors and creation itself. --
Give us word of the humankind we left to thee : globalization and its wake by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibel und Ethik im christlichen Leben by Bruce C Birch( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonhoeffer today : a peace, ecology and Christian ethics ; lecture series by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1983 by Society of Christian Ethics (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1984 by Society of Christian Ethics (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, 1982 by Society of Christian Ethics (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietrich Bonhoeffer works by Dietrich Bonhoeffer( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works series is the definitive English translation of the German editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke--a comprehensive and thoroughly annotated sixteen-volume resource for the study of Bonhoeffer in the wider frame of twentieth-century thought and history. --
 
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Ethics for a small planet : new horizons on population, consumption, and ecology
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Bible and ethics in the Christian lifeDietrich Bonhoeffer: reality and resistanceEarth community earth ethicsReinhold Niebuhr : theologian of public lifeThe predicament of the prosperousBerlin, 1932-1933Earth habitat : eco-injustice and the church's responseMoral fragments and moral community : a proposal for church in societyDietrich Bonhoeffer works
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Rasmussen, Larry.

Rasmussen, Larry 1939-

Rasmussen, Larry L.

Rasmussen, Larry Lee.

Rasmussen, Larry Lee 1939-

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