Character and Scripture: Moral Formation, Community and Biblical Interpretation

Character and Scripture: Moral Formation, Community and Biblical Interpretation

by William P. Brown (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802846259
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/1902
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsviii
Prefacexi
Abbreviationsxvii
The Scope and Limits of Character Ethics
Christian Character, Biblical Community, and Human Values3
Formed and Transformed by Scripture: Character, Community, and Authority in Biblical Interpretation18
Images of Scripture and Contemporary Theological Ethics34
Biblical Interpretation
The Good Neighborhood: Identity and Community through the Commandments55
The Complexity of Character and the Ethics of Complexity: The Case of King David73
A Character Ethics Reading of 1 Chronicles 29:1-2598
Narrative Ethics, Character, and the Prose Tale of Job121
"The Way of the Righteous" in the Psalms: Character Formation and Cultural Crisis135
The Pedagogy of Proverbs 10:1-31:9150
Preserving Virtues: Renewing the Tradition of the Sages183
The Ethics of Narrative Wisdom: Qoheleth as Test Case202
The Character of God in Jeremiah211
Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity231
The Education of Human Wanting: Formation by Pater Noster248
Character Formation or Character Transformation? The Challenge of Cruciform Exegesis for Character Ethics in Paul264
Accepting Affliction: Paul's Preaching on Suffering290
Believing Forms Seeing: Formation for Martyrdom in Philippians317
The Function of Moral Typology in 2 Peter331
"A Sharp Two-Edged Sword": Pastoral Implications of Apocalyptic344
Practice
Embodied Remembering: Wisdom, Character, and Worship363
Sightings of Primal Visions: Community and Ecology389
Character Ethics and Moral Education for Liberation410
Acknowledgments423
Index of Subjects and Names424
Index of Scripture References428

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