Dirt, Greed, & Sex

Dirt, Greed, & Sex

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by L. William Countryman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800638484

ISBN-13: 9780800638481

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This new revised edition, of the landmark 1988 text, includes updated text and notes throughout, taking advantage of recent studies of sexual ethics and, where appropriate, criticizing them. A new chapter engages the presumed "ethic of creation7#34; that has become a major theme among more conservative thinkers and writers in biblical ethics. A concluding chapter on

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This new revised edition, of the landmark 1988 text, includes updated text and notes throughout, taking advantage of recent studies of sexual ethics and, where appropriate, criticizing them. A new chapter engages the presumed "ethic of creation7#34; that has become a major theme among more conservative thinkers and writers in biblical ethics. A concluding chapter on sex is thoroughly rewritten and offers a positive statement of a New Testament sexual ethic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800638481
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
645,076
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition     ix
Preface to the First Edition     xiii
Introduction     7
Dirt
What Is Purity?     9
Israel's Basic Purity Law     17
Purity in First-Century Judaism     46
Purity and Christianity: A First-Century Historian's Interpretation     65
Purity in the Gospels     77
Paul and Purity     92
The New Testament and Sexual Purity     124
Greed
Women and Children as Property in the Ancient Mediterranean World     144
Household and Sexual Property in the Gospels     164
Paul and Sexual Property     185
The New Testament on Sexual Property     215
Sex
Are Other Principles of Sexual Ethics at Work in the New Testament?     230
New Testament Sexual Ethics and Today's World     253
Abbreviations     284
Bibliography     285
Notes     295
Index     330

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Dirt, Greed, & Sex 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She softly kisses her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a lot of material covered in this book, and if you're a slow reader like me, it can take awhile to sit through. Dr. Countryman raises a lot of issues here, not all of them being LGBT-related. Still, he makes plenty of strong arguments in this book, and he even points the reader to the research/source that supports and defends his major points. There are a significant number of spelling errors in this electronic version, but it is still a worthwhile read for anyone studying theology, economics, or the social sciences.