Jesus' Family Values

Jesus' Family Values

by Deirdre Good
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1596270276

ISBN-13: 2901596270274

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: CHURCH PUBLISHING INC

Many people claim to know what Jesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we face today, but applying "traditional" Christian values out of context actually sells Jesus' teaching short. What are Christian family values, Deirdre Good asks, why are there so many interpretations of what Jesus actually taught and said, and which of these biblical values

Overview

Many people claim to know what Jesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we face today, but applying "traditional" Christian values out of context actually sells Jesus' teaching short. What are Christian family values, Deirdre Good asks, why are there so many interpretations of what Jesus actually taught and said, and which of these biblical values should guide our lives?

She begins by setting this conversation in the context of the Greek, Roman, Jewish, and first-century sectarian world, and criticizes the attempts to use biblical texts literally in advocating for marriage and the family. Other chapters will take up the meaning of house and home, marriage and divorce, and biological ties vs. extended families and communities.

Through careful attention to the words and stories of Matthew, Luke, Mark, John, and the letters of Paul, Good provides an ideal method for studying the Bible to find out what it actually says to our communities and households today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901596270274
Publisher:
CHURCH PUBLISHING INC
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
144

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS          

1. THE BIBLE AND FAMILY VALUES          

2. THE HOLY FAMILY          

3. MATTHEW'S NEW FAMILY          

4. LUKFS RESPECTABLE FAMILY          

5. PAULS URBAN HOUSEHOLDS          

CONCLUSION: JESUS AND FAMILY VALUES          

APPENDIX: EASY REFERENCE CHART          

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY          


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