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The moral vision of the New Testament : community, cross, new creation : a contemporary introduction to New Testament ethics

Author: Richard B Hays
Publisher: Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 1997.
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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. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Hays
ISBN: 0567085694 9780567085696
OCLC Number: 59640786
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.
Description: xv, 508 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The descriptive task: visions of the moral life in the new testament --
Paul: the Koinōnia of his sufferings --
Developments of the Pauline tradition --
The gospel of Mark: taking up the cross --
The gospel of Matthew: training for the kingdom of heaven --
Luke-acts: liberation through the power of the spirit --
The gospel and Epistles of John: loving one another --
Excursus: the role of "the historical Jesus" --
Revelation: resisting the beast --
The synthetic task: finding coherence in the moral vision of the new testament --
Three focal images: community, cross, new creation --
The Hermeneutical task: the use of the new testament in Christian ethics --
How do ethicists use scripture? Diagnostic questions --
Five representative Hermeneutical strategies --
How shall we use the texts? Normative proposals --
The pragmatic task: living under the word--test cases --
Violence in defense of justice --
Divorce and remarriage --
Homosexuality --
Anti-Judaism and ethnic conflict --
Abortion.
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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. - Publisher.

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