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Rasmussen, Larry L.

Works: 86 works in 236 publications in 3 languages and 9,679 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Sermons  Interviews  Sources  History  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BT695.5, 241.691
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Larry L Rasmussen
Most widely held works by Larry L Rasmussen
Ethics for a small planet : new horizons on population, consumption, and ecology by Daniel C Maguire( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,366 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
Bible and ethics in the Christian life by Bruce C Birch( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book a biblical scholar and a Christian ethicist bring together their particular competencies to explore the functional relatedness of their disciplines in a way that is accessible to pastors and laity in churches. The comprehensiveness of the authors' scope, the quality of their methodological proposal, and the clarity of their presentation mark this a significant and useful book." -- Cover page 4
Earth-honoring faith : religious ethics in a new key by Larry L Rasmussen( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,309 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
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: reality and resistance by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 767 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important new book, social ethicist Larry Rasmussen lays the foundations for an approach to faith and ethics appropriate to a community of the earth, in all its peril and promise. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is a comprehensive treatment that synthesizes insights from religion, ethics, and environmentalism in a single vision for creating a sustainable community. Earth Community, Earth Ethics is arranged in three parts. In the first Rasmussen scans our global situation and brings into relief the extraordinary range of dangers threatening all life on our planet. In part two he explores worlds of religion, ethics, and human symbolism to glean from them the resources for a necessary "conversion to earth."
Reinhold Niebuhr : theologian of public life by Reinhold Niebuhr( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, 1932-1933 by Dietrich Bonhoeffer( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 594 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
The predicament of the prosperous by Bruce C Birch( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 443 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
Earth habitat : eco-injustice and the church's response( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 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 )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give us word of the humankind we left to thee : globalization and its wake by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonhoeffer and climate change : theology and ethics for the Anthropocene by DIANNE RAYSON( )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dianne Rayson addresses the theological and ethical questions of anthropogenic climate change by engaging the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She dives deep into Bonhoeffer's texts and ecotheological insights, and emerges with an Earthly Christianity for the Anthropocene that is Christological, relational, and steeped in ethical responsibility
Practicing our faith : a way of life for a searching people by Dorothy C Bass( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Practicing Our Faith offers help to Christians who are asking how our faith can help us discern what we might do and who we might become. Practices are shared activities that address fundamental needs of humankind and creation and that, woven together, form a way of life. The twelve practices explored in this book are practices that human beings simply cannot do without, particularly at this time in history." -- page 4 of cover
The reminiscences of Reinhold Niebuhr by Reinhold Niebuhr( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian. Topics include: early life and education; Yale Divinity School; Christianity in an industrial setting in Detroit; Henry Ford; writings and views on religious thought
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 8 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinhold Niebuhr : theologian of public life by Larry L Rasmussen( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ethics for a small planet : new horizons on population, consumption, and ecology
Bible and ethics in the Christian lifeEarth-honoring faith : religious ethics in a new keyDietrich Bonhoeffer: reality and resistanceEarth community earth ethicsReinhold Niebuhr : theologian of public lifeBerlin, 1932-1933The predicament of the prosperousEarth habitat : eco-injustice and the church's response
Alternative Names
Rasmussen, Larry.

Rasmussen, Larry 1939-

Rasmussen, Larry L.

Rasmussen, Larry Lee.

Rasmussen, Larry Lee 1939-

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