Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New CreationA Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethic / Edition 1

Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New CreationA Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethic / Edition 1

by Richard Hays
     
 

A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision -- centered in the themes of community, cross and new creation -- that has profound relevance in today′s world. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce,

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A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision -- centered in the themes of community, cross and new creation -- that has profound relevance in today′s world. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality and abortion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060637965
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
558,450
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Task of New Testament Ethics1
1Paul: The Koinonia of His Sufferings16
2Developments of the Pauline Tradition60
3The Gospel of Mark: Taking Up the Cross73
4The Gospel of Matthew: Training for the Kingdom of Heaven93
5Luke-Acts: Liberation through the Power of the Spirit112
6The Gospel and Epistles of John: Loving One Another138
7Excursus: The Role of "the Historical Jesus" in New Testament Ethics158
8Revelation: Resisting the Beast169
9Diverse Voices in the New Testament Canon187
10Three Focal Images: Community, Cross, New Creation193
11How Do Ethicists Use Scripture? Diagnostic Questions207
12Five Representative Hermeneutical Strategies215
13How Shall We Use the Texts? Normative Proposals291
14Violence in Defense of Justice317
15Divorce and Remarriage347
16Homosexuality379
17Anti-Judaism and Ethnic Conflict407
18Abortion444
Conclusion462
Works Cited471
Permissions485
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings486
Author Index497
Topic Index502

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