Biblical Interpretation and Christian Ethics
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Biblical Interpretation and Christian Ethics by J. Ian H. McDonald
Book DescriptionInter-disciplinary studies are emerging rapidly to meet the insistent demands of the modern age. Biblical interpretation is itself inter-disciplinary, drawing together the biblical traditions and others to address the problem of interpreting texts. Christian ethics is also multi-disciplinary and thus no stranger to this new ethos. To bring these two areas together is a potentially creative undertaking. It comes at a time when much attention is being paid to reading texts and the interpretive tradition. The author's principal aim is to read the Bible in the context of moral concern. Attention is paid to the liberal quest and to eschatology and ethics (each marking a distinct epoch in the relationship of Bible and ethics), before the post-critical age is studied under the rubric 'participation in meaning'. The final section deals with ethics and historical reading, and with ethics and contemporary reading. The book concludes with a discussion of selected practical topics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521020282
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. Ian H. McDonald
Crucible of Christian Morality, Paperback (June 1998)
Explores the notion of Christian ethics and discusses its roots, its significance in developing moral standards throughout the world and its stability in the modern world.
Christian Values, Paperback (June 1995)
An exciting introduction to the theory and practice of Christian ethics in the contemporary world.
Biblical Interpretation and Christian Ethics, Hardback (December 1993)» View all books by J. Ian H. McDonald
The first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between biblical interpretation and Christian ethics.
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