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The last judgment : Christian ethics in a legal culture

Author: Andrew Skotnicki
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a culture obsessed with law, judgment, and violence, this book challenges Christians to remember that Jesus urged his followers to judge no one, bring harm upon no one, and follow no law save the law of altruistic love. It traces Christian history; first, to show that Christians of an earlier age took very seriously the gospel injunctions against punitive legal judgment; and then, how the advent of formal legal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Skotnicki
ISBN: 9781409435747 1409435741 9781409435754 140943575X
OCLC Number: 754105635
Description: xiii, 197 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Crime, harm, and the cultural landscape --
Law and judgment in the Hebrew scriptures --
Law and judgment in the New Testament --
Law and judgment in the early Christian community --
Law and judgment prior to the Enlightenment --
Twilight of the gods : rights, reason, and disenchantment --
Law and judgment in modern society --
How should Christians think about law and judgment?
Other Titles: Christian ethics in a legal culture
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Traces Christian history to show that Christians of an earlier age took very seriously the gospel injunctions against punitive legal judgment and how the advent of formal legal codes and  Read more...

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