Bible and ethics in the Christian life : a new conversation / Bruce C. Birch, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, and Larry L. Rasmussen.

By: Birch, Bruce C [author.]
Contributor(s): Rasmussen, Larry L [author.] | Moe-Lobeda, Cynthia D, 1954- [author.] | Lapsley, Jacqueline E, 1965- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Minneapolis : Augsburg Fortress, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: xxii, 296 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0800697618; 9780800697617Subject(s): Ethics in the Bible | Christian ethics | Christian lifeDDC classification: 241 LOC classification: BS680.E84 | B57 2018
Contents:
The Bible as moral witness -- A two-part consensus -- Foundations of the biblical text in community witness -- Biblical authority -- Interpreting the biblical witness -- Elements of the moral life -- What are morality, ethics, and Christian ethics? -- Moral formation -- Moral discernment and action -- part III. The Bible, ethics, and the moral life -- Witness and practice -- The church and the moral life -- Summary and challenge.
Summary: 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. --
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"...Birch and Rasmussen were asked if they would consider a third edition of their volume...they offered an alternative : a new book...not, however, a revision of the earlier volumes..." -- Preface, page x.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-282) and indexes.

Part I. The Bible as moral witness -- 1. A two-part consensus -- 2. Foundations of the biblical text in community witness -- 3. Biblical authority -- 4. Interpreting the biblical witness -- part II. Elements of the moral life -- 5. What are morality, ethics, and Christian ethics? -- 6. Moral formation -- 7. Moral discernment and action -- part III. The Bible, ethics, and the moral life -- 8. Witness and practice -- 9. The church and the moral life -- 10. Summary and challenge.

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. --

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