Dirt, Greed, & Sex

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800638481
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 418,848
  • 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
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
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
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Alpha Jet

    *busts down the door out of breath and starts to say*Princess we..... *his eyes widen and he starts to blush as he sees whats going on* uhhhhh am I intrupting anything?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014


    She softly kisses her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Pointed, but exceptionally detailed.

    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.

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