Mercy is an important concept in the Christian moral tradition. It is one of the most prominent divine attributes, and is embodied in Jesus Christ. This volume investigates the concept of mercy from a Protestant point of view with respect to its consequences for an increasingly non-Christian society. Starting from its biblical origins, a group of international authors explicates the intrinsically messianic logic of divine mercy for its potential in current theological ethics, practical ecclesiology, systematic and public theology.
Dr. J. H. F. Schaeffer is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Theological University Kampen and researcher at Praktijkcentrum (www.praktijkcentrum.org).
Prof. dr. G. C. den Hertog is retired Professor of Systematic Theology at Theological University Apeldoorn.
Prof. dr. S. Paas is Professor of Missiology at Theological University Kampen and J. H. Bavinck Professor of Missiology & Intercultural Theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.