What relation has the Gospel of God's grace and the Kingdom of His love to the pressing problems of social justice? What is the Christian duty and responsibility concerning the achievement of just wages, just taxes, just punishments? By what methods and principles can we attain to a just order in family life, in economic life, in the state, and in international relations? What is the relation of Love to Justice, and of Justice to Equality? Brunner deals with burning questions of justice in a masterly fashion. Brunner writes as a Christian theologian but he does not write only for theologians, and his arguments challenge easy conclusions.
Dr. Brunner was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and in 1955 returned to Zurich.