Bible And Ethics In The Christian Life

Author: Bruce C. Birch
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451438540
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Earth is changing in ways it hasn't for hundreds of thousands of years. At the same time, Christianity is breaking away from its millennium-long geographical and cultural center in the Euro-West. Its growth is in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, primarily in Pentecostal, evangelical, and independent churches. These dramatically changed planetary and ecclesial landscapes have led many to conclude that we need a new way of thinking about our collective existence: who are we and what is the nature of our responsibility in this deeply altered world? To address that question, biblical scholars Bruce C. Birch and Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Christian ethicists Larry L. Rasmussen and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda carry on "a new conversation" that engages how Christians are to understand the authority and use of Scripture, the basic elements of any full-bodied Christian ethic attuned to our circumstances, and the nature of our responsibility to our planetary neighbors and creation itself.
Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Bruce C. Birch, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, Larry L. Rasmussen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-01 - Publisher: Fortress Press

Earth is changing in ways it hasn't for hundreds of thousands of years. At the same time, Christianity is breaking away from its millennium-long geographical and cultural center in the Euro-West. Its growth is in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, primarily in Pentecostal, evangelical, and independent churches. These dramatically changed
Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Bruce C. Birch, Larry L. Rasmussen
Categories: Christian ethics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Among the topics treated are: Christian ethics as community ethics Charting the moral life Elements of character formation Character and social structure Decision making The nature and role of biblical authority Uses of Scripture in Christian ethics
Scripture and Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Jeffrey S. Siker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Siker ends each chapter with a critical evaluation of the various problems and prospects for the author's use of Scripture, and concludes the study with a comparison and contrast of the author's respective appropriations of the Sermon on the Mount.
The Use of the Bible in Christian Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Thomas W. Ogletree
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

In this book, Thomas Ogletree seeks to establish common ground between biblical understandings and contemporary ethical inquiry. Drawing upon phenomenological investigations, he criticizes and modifies some of the most prominent conceptions of ethics, and moves toward a more coherent and comprehensive ethical theory. Guided by this theory, he critically engages
Demanding Our Attention
Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Emily Amdt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-09 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

What can we possibly learn about our relationships to others from reading the story of an ancient father who raised a knife to slaughter his beloved only son? Contemporary Christian ethicists, faced with such dilemmas, are often tempted to treat the Hebrew Bible in a limited, distanced, and even dismissive