Social Ethics



Dr. King writes notes on social ethics from the Book of Nahum.

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Social Ethics
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Social Ethics (Nahum) In his book Nahum has grasped cetain great truths. But from them he was led by his prejudices to arrive at certain unwarranted conclusions. Sympathy with his people led him to conclude that Assyria's downfall meant Judah's happiness. Nationalistic prejudice led him to assume in Jehovah a special, unreal interest in his own people. As one has put it "Nahum makes particular application of universal truths", which is to say, he fails to apply to himself and his people the standards by which he measures others.
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