Bretzke, James T.
Rev. James T. Bretzke, S.J., S.T.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He previously taught at Sogang University in Seoul, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union, and he is a regular Visiting Professor of Moral Theology at the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila. Rev. Bretzke has published five books and over seventy scholarly articles and reviews. His well-reviewed Bibliography on Scripture and Christian Ethics was published by The Edwin Mellen Press in 1997.2001 0-7734-7318-1
This comprehensive research bibliography compiles, annotates, indexes and cross-references resources in the principal Western languages of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish which focus on East Asia (principally China, Japan, and Korea) in the primary areas of philosophy and religious studies, with supporting resources in theology, history, culture, and related social sciences. The bibliography is organized both thematically and geographically, and the index gives not only author’s and subject’s names, but includes a wide range of topics and sub-topics as well. A notable additional feature of this bibliography is the inclusion of extensive Internet-based resources, such as a wide variety of web-sites, discussion lists, electronic texts, virtual libraries, online journals and related material which allow for easy further research.
“Of particular interest are subsections on current subjects of interest (business and economic ethics, human rights, etc,). Bretzke’s inclusion of annotated East Asia Internet Resources is also extremely useful.” – Philip L. Wickeri1997 0-7734-8460-4
This comprehensive and ecumenical bibliography of titles related to Scripture and ethics includes books and periodicals in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Many entries contain brief annotations which indicate their scope or thesis. Entries are arranged both according to the Old and New Testament, as well as the individual books and/or authors. Entries are also given in certain key thematic issues, such as methodology of the interplay and usage of the Bible in ethics, liberation theology and Scripture, biblical authority, feminist issues in biblical hermeneutics, and a number of theological themes such as justice and righteousness, the love command, law and gospel, sin and reconciliation, etc. Finally, entries are provided which cover a number of particular ethical themes such as ecology, economics, medical ethics, sexual ethics and gender issues, war and peace. A final section gathers titles which were published prior to the Second Vatican Council, which marked a watershed for the greater appropriation of Scripture in the discipline of Roman Catholic moral theology. This bibliography provides an overview of the vast array of material available, topics covered and approaches used by authors writing in the five principal Indo-European languages, but also representing all the major Christian traditions, as well as Jewish ethics and material drawn largely from the Old Testament. This work will be a valuable reference guide for any individual research project into any of the various areas of biblical ethics.2006 0-7734-5796-8
This book provides a fairly extensive overview of this discipline from both an ecumenical and multi-cultural perspective. This chosen perspective amplifies the potential range of sources to be included, and the primary hermeneutical key for the organization and selection of materials presents the gathered materials in such a way that they can meet the needs of both the serious scholar as well as the non-expert with a curiosity to explore a given issue, author, or theme. No bibliography of this dimension currently exists.