Journal of Lutheran Ethics (JLE) is a free, monthly, ecclesial online publication living out the Lutheran tradition of addressing social issues theologically, using the resources of historical, theological, and ethical tradition, biblical interpretation, and social sciences.
A bridge between the academic study of Christianity and the contemporary life of the Church, JLE is a meeting place for scholars and professors, seminary and university students, pastors and bishops, and theologically informed lay persons, advocates, and activists. JLE is updated monthly, and JLE readers can sign up to receive notice of updates.
JLE offers scholarship, resources, and dialogue. It publishes original articles and makes important, previously published contributions to Lutheran ethics available electronically. Among its resources are brief opinion pieces on contemporary issues, book reviews, and longer scholarly works.
Christian ethics approaches the moral life from within the life of faith. Lutheran ethics is Christian ethics marked by the tradition connected to Martin Luther's contribution to the sixteenth-century Reformation. This living tradition understands the life of the baptized as one lived in grateful response to God's love for sinners revealed in Jesus Christ. The gift of faith in the Gospel frees believers to a new way of life in God's world in which faith is active in love and love does justice. JLE attends to what Lutheran ethics shares with and can learn from other Christian traditions as well as the distinctive concerns and contributions Lutheran ethics brings to the ongoing, ecumenical conversation about the moral life.
Published by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ELCA.
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