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New Testament Theology and Ethics

New Testament Theology and Ethics

  • Author: Ben Witherington III
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830899839
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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All too often, argues Ben Witherington, the theology of the New Testament has been divorced from its ethics, leaving as isolated abstractions what are fully integrated, dynamic elements within the New Testament itself. As Witherington stresses, "behavior affects and reinforces or undoes belief." Having completed commentaries on all of the New Testament books, a remarkable feat in itself, Witherington now offers the first of a two-volume set on the theological and ethical thought world of the New Testament. The first volume looks at the individual witnesses, while the second examines the collective witness. The New Testament, says Ben Witherington, is "like a smallish choir. All are singing the same cantata, but each has an individual voice and is singing its own parts and notes. If we fail to pay attention to all the voices in the choir, we do not get the entire effect. . . . If this first volume is about closely analyzing the sheet music left to us by which each musician's part is delineated, the second volume will attempt to re-create what it might have sounded like had they ever gotten together and performed their scores to produce a single masterful cantata." What the New Testament authors have in mind, Witherington contends, is that all believers should be conformed in thought, word and deed to the image of Jesus Christ--the indelible image.

Understanding Old Testament Ethics

Understanding Old Testament Ethics

Approaches and Explorations

  • Author: John Barton
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664225964
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 212
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Written by one of the world's most widely respected biblical scholars, this volume sets out detailed recommendations for the future of the discipline.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

  • Author: Robert Lawson Brawley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780199829910
  • Category: Ethics in the Bible
  • Page: 1097
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Character Ethics and the Old Testament

Character Ethics and the Old Testament

Moral Dimensions of Scripture

  • Author: M. Daniel Carroll R.,Jacqueline E. Lapsley
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 0664229360
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 260
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Throughout the Old Testament, the stories, laws, and songs not only teach a way of life that requires individuals to be moral, but they demonstrate how. In biblical studies, character ethics has been one of the fastest-growing areas of interest. Whereas ethics usually studies rules of behavior, character ethics focuses on how people are formed to be moral agents in the world. This book presents the most up-to-date academic work in Old Testament character ethics, covering topics throughout the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings, in addition to the use of the Bible in the modern world. In addition to Carroll and Lapsley, contributors are Denise M. Ackermann, Cheryl B. Anderson, Samuel E. Balentine, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Thomas B. Dozeman, Bob Ekblad, Jose Rafael Escobar R., Theodore Hiebert, Kathleen O'Connor, Dennis T. Olson, J. David Pleins, Luis R. Rivera Rodriguez, J. J. M. Roberts, and Daniel L. Smith-Christopher.

New Testament Social Ethics for Today

New Testament Social Ethics for Today

  • Author: Richard N. Longenecker
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802819925
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 108
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Argues that the New Testament offers a groundwork for modern social ethics, defines this mandate, and describes four Biblical perspectives

Identity, Ethics, and Ethos in the New Testament

Identity, Ethics, and Ethos in the New Testament

  • Author: Jan G. van der Watt
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110893932
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 658
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The book deals with the relation between identity, ethics, and ethos in the New Testament. The focus falls on the way in which the commandments or guidelines presented in the New Testament writings inform the behaviour of the intended recipients. The habitual behaviour (ethos) of the different Christian communities in the New Testament are plotted and linked to their identity. Apart from analytical categories like ethos, ethics, and identity that are clearly defined in the book, efforts are also made to broaden the specific analytical categories related to ethical material. The way in which, for instance, narratives, proverbial expressions, imagery, etc. inform the reader about the ethical demands or ethos is also explored.

Ethics in the New Testament

Ethics in the New Testament

Change and Development

  • Author: Jack T. Sanders
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 144
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The Old Testament and Ethics

The Old Testament and Ethics

A Book-by-Book Survey

  • Author: Joel B. Green,Jacqueline E. Lapsley
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 1441245677
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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The acclaimed Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (DSE), written to respond to the movement among biblical scholars and ethicists to recover the Bible for moral formation, offered needed orientation and perspective on the vital relationship between Scripture and ethics. This book-by-book survey of the Old Testament features key articles from the DSE, bringing together a stellar list of contributors to introduce students to the use of the Old Testament for moral formation. It will serve as an excellent supplementary text. The stellar list of contributors includes Bruce Birch, Mark Boda, William Brown, Stephen Chapman, Daniel Harrington, and Dennis Olson.

Paul's Scripture and Ethics

Paul's Scripture and Ethics

A Study of 1 Corinthians 5-7

  • Author: Brian S. Rosner
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004100657
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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To what extent was Paul dependent upon the Scriptures when he regulated conduct in the churches? This book investigates 1 Corinthians 5-7 and concludes that Scripture is a crucial and formative source for Paul's ethics. In Paul's words, Scripture was written for our instruction .

Imitating Jesus

Imitating Jesus

And Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics

  • Author: Richard A. Burridge
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802844588
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 490
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In contrast to many studies of New Testament ethics, which treat the New Testament in general and Paul in particular, this book focuses on the person of Jesus himself. Richard Burridge maintains that imitating Jesus means following both his words -- which are very demanding ethical teachings -- and his deeds and example of being inclusive and accepting of everyone. Burridge carefully and systematically traces that combination of rigorous ethical instruction and inclusive community through the letters of Paul and the four Gospels, treating specific ethical issues pertaining to each part of Scripture. The book culminates with a chapter on apartheid as an ethical challenge to reading the New Testament; using South Africa as a contemporary case study enables Burridge to highlight and further apply his previous discussion and conclusions.