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Ethics and the New Testament

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Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 1993. Used. For centuries Christians have referred to the New Testament for guidance on moral conduct. But did the writers of the New Testament themselves agree on such questions as divorce, political obedience, wealth and the toleration of other religions? And have their often inconsistent views any relevance today? In Ethics and the New Testament, the author applies strict critical standards to the Gospels, epistles and other writings, which he examines in historical perspective. His explanation of contemporary attitudes-including gnosticism-helps to clarify the striking moral differences between Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, James and Paul. He attempts to discern the ethical standards and teachings of Jesus which are sometimes hidden in the present Biblical texts. And finally, he relates the moral injunctions of Christianity's central text to the modern age.

Some page, edge and jacket wear. Top corner bumped.

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Author(s):
Houlden, J.L.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0567292178
ISBN-13:
BDZ0004208433
Number of pages:
134
Publisher:
T&T Clark

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Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 1993. Used. For centuries Christians have referred to the New Testament for guidance on moral conduct. But did the writers of the New Testament themselves agree on such questions as divorce, political obedience, wealth and the toleration of other religions? And have their often inconsistent views any relevance today? In Ethics and the New Testament, the author applies strict critical standards to the Gospels, epistles and other writings, which he examines in historical perspective. His explanation of contemporary attitudes-including gnosticism-helps to clarify the striking moral differences between Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, James and Paul. He attempts to discern the ethical standards and teachings of Jesus which are sometimes hidden in the present Biblical texts. And finally, he relates the moral injunctions of Christianity's central text to the modern age.

Some page, edge and jacket wear. Top corner bumped.

Author(s):
Houlden, J.L.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0567292178
ISBN-13:
BDZ0004208433
Number of pages:
134
Publisher:
T&T Clark

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