An Introduction to Biblical Law

Author: William S. Morrow

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467447080

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Informed, accessible textbook on law collections in the Pentateuch In this book William Morrow surveys four major law collections in Exodus–Deuteronomy and shows how they each enabled the people of Israel to create and sustain a community of faith. Treating biblical law as dynamic systems of thought facilitating ancient Israel's efforts at self-definition, Morrow describes four different social contexts that gave rise to biblical law: (1) Israel at the holy mountain (the Ten Commandments); (2) Israel in the village assembly (Exodus 20:22–23:19); (3) Israel in the courts of the Lord (priestly and holiness rules in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers); and (4) Israel in the city (Deuteronomy). Including forthright discussion of such controversial subjects as slavery, revenge, gender inequality, religious intolerance, and contradictions between bodies of biblical law, Morrow's study will help students and other serious readers make sense out of texts in the Pentateuch that are often seen as obscure.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Author: David W. Jones

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669692

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 3432

An introductory text explaining the nature, relevancy, coherency, and structure of the moral law as revealed throughout the Bible, with discussion of the Ten Commandments as a moral rubric and a subsequent application of each commandment to Christian living.

Christianity and Law

An Introduction

Author: John Witte, Jr.,Frank S. Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521874629

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 5622

An authoritative introduction to some of the main legal teachings of the Western Christian tradition.

The Laws of Yahweh

A Handbook of Biblical Law

Author: William J. Doorly

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809140374

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 4369

A collection and explanation of the laws found in the Old Testament.

Everyday Law in Biblical Israel

An Introduction

Author: Raymond Westbrook,Bruce Wells

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664234976

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 8284

Introduction -- Sources -- Litigation -- Status and family -- Crimes and delicts -- Property and inheritance -- Contracts -- Conclusion

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Walking in the Way of Wisdom

Author: Robertson McQuilkin,Paul Copan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830828184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 669

View: 8386

What should we do or not do? This comprehensive text on biblical ethics is completely revised, focusing on how we fulfill the purposes of God for our lives. New content includes discussions of living virtuously, ethical alternatives, bioethical issues, technology, helping the poor, animal rights, sexual ethics, and the media.

An Introduction To Moral Theology, 2nd Edition

Author: William May

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612782329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 8926

Faith & Morals Here - carefully documented, footnoted, and indexed - is not only what the Church teaches but also why it is obligated to do so. And, why its members are obligated to examine and to apply that teaching. This updated and expanded edition of a text long trusted and widely used in colleges, universities, and seminaries (as well as in high schools and parish religious-education programs), offers the latest Catholic teaching on moral theology, including: Moral theology: its nature, purpose, and biblical foundation Human dignity, free human action, virtue, and conscience Natural law, moral absolutes, and sin Christian faith and our moral life Read why - and how - living what the Church teaches can transform hearts, minds, and souls.

Reasons for Our Hope

An Introduction to Christian Apologetics

Author: H. Wayne House,Dennis W. Jowers

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805444815

Category: Religion

Page: 444

View: 5910

In the light of the threats posed to Christianity by militant Islam, intolerant secularism, and widespread misinformation (The Da Vinci Code, the Jesus Seminar, etc.), the necessity of informed and articulate defense of the Christian faith today can hardly be contested. Reasons for Our Hope offers a sophisticated yet accessible guide to "destroying speculations and every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthian 10:5). The book's 31 chapters are divided into four sections: Apologetics Methodologies and Systems, Apologetics in Scripture and in History, Apologetic Problems, How to Use Apologetics in Engaging the World.

An Introduction to the Study of Paul

2nd Edition

Author: David G. Horrell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567040831

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 9151

Considering apostle Paul's importance and influence, and the important sources for the study of Paul, this second edition examines: the earliest period of Christianity - from Jesus to Paul; Paul's life before and after his 'conversion'; his individual letters; the major elements of his theology; his attitude to Israel and the Jewish law; and more.

Called To Be God's People

An Introduction to the Old Testament

Author: Michael Eschelbach,Curtis Giese,Paul Puffe

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597525537

Category: Religion

Page: 694

View: 9451

Called to Be God's People is an introduction to the Old Testament designed for those who wish to have a comprehensive guide to the contents, theology, and important passages of the Old Testament. Written from a Lutheran perspective, this book is especially designed for those within that tradition and others who seek a guide to the canonical books of the Old Testament that consciously presents the Scriptures' message of Law and Gospel as well as the traditional Christian messianic understanding of Moses and the Prophets that points to Jesus as the fulfillment of God's promises to Israel. This book is ideal for university students and other Christian adults who seek to expand their knowledge of the background, content, and message of the Old Testament and its importance for Christian faith and life. It not only introduces important background information on each book of the Old Testament along with a general discussion of its contents and theology, but it also contains analyses of major passages within the Old Testament. Key terms, study questions, a glossary, a gazetteer of Old Testament people and places, maps, tables, charts, and sidebars make this book a useful and handy reference as well as a textbook. A concluding chapter on the centuries between the Old and New Testaments overlaps with a similar treatment contained in the New Testament volume in this series, Called by the Gospel, allowing for a smooth transition to the study of the rest of the Christian Scriptures.

Old Testament Law

Author: Dale Patrick

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610972414

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2949

Dale Patrick examines the first five books of the Bible--the Pentateuch--the Law. He provides an effective method for studying and understanding this vital part of the canon. His introduction concentrates on the exposition of the major thrust of Old Testament Law: the Ten Commandments, the Book of the Covenant, the Deuteronomic Law, the Holiness Code, and the Priestly Law. Law--rules and regulations, concepts and principles, legal codes--written and unwritten. Patrick tackles important questions surrounding the formation of the Law. What is the Law? How was it formulated? What implications does the Law of the Israelites have for Christians today? Patrick's deft handling and answering of these questions results in a book that provides a means to understand the specific rules governing the concepts and principles of the written law so that we may grasp the unwritten law; i.e., the justice, righteousness, and holiness required by God. Patrick offers critical exposition in a format that makes a seemingly difficult and esoteric part of the Bible accessible to the reader. This introductory text serves as a springboard to further study.

Christian Foundations

An Introduction to Faith in Our Time

Author: Kathleen Fischer,Kathleen R. Fischer,Thomas N. Hart

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809135957

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1030

'I found myself praying from Christian Foundations in new ways. Of course, like most academics, I had heard it all before. But I haven't- not this way, at least. It was truly an experience of talking to God while thinking about God- not a bad way to do theology...Needless to say, I will use it with my undergraduates.' -Dr. Thomas Groome, Boston College

An Introduction to the Study of the Pentateuch

Author: Bradford A. Anderson,Paula Gooder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567656403

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3714

The Pentateuch (or the Torah) consists of the first five books of the Bible and is a foundational scripture for millions of people, both Jews and Christians. In this book Paula Gooder and Brad Anderson provide a clear and accessible introduction for those beginning Bible study. Key themes such as creation and the flood, exodus and liberation, as well as covenant and law are presented and analyzed. These themes are explored in their ancient context and from the standpoint of contemporary concerns such as liberation theology, gender issues and ecology. For this new edition introductory sections on the five books of the Pentateuch have been expanded and supplemented, while recent developments in the quest for the origins of the Pentateuch have also been updated. A new chapter on academic approaches to the study of the Pentateuch has been added, along with a section on the 'afterlife' of the Pentateuch which focuses on its place in the history of interpretation, as well as in the arts and culture. Reading lists and references have been updated throughout to take account of the most recent scholarship.

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Goals, Duties, and Virtues

Author: Robin W. Lovin

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719566

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 8473

A few years ago, the first distinction that ethicists drew was the line between Christian ethics and philosophical ethics. However, in our global context, Christian ethicists must now, in addition, compare and contrast various ethics. Christian ethics has become increasingly multivocal not only because of a plurality of faiths but also because of a plurality of Christianities. In light of these new realities, this book will introduce Christian ethics. It will lay out history, methods, and basic principles every student must know. The author also will include case studies for further explanation and application.

Old Testament Law for Christians

Original Context and Enduring Application

Author: Roy E. Gane

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493410229

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 4417

The Old Testament law is foundational for our understanding of the Bible, but for many it remains some of the Old Testament's most foreign and exotic material. This book by a leading evangelical expert in biblical law helps readers understand Old Testament law, how it functioned in the Old Testament, and how it is (and is not) instructive for contemporary Christians. The author explicates the often confusing legal system of ancient Israel, differentiates between time-bound cultural aspects of Israelite law and universally applicable aspects of the divine value system, and shows the ethical relevance of Old Testament law for Christians today.

Arguing about Law

An Introduction to Legal Philosophy

Author: Andrew Altman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534543525

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 9144

Using the rule of law as its main theme, this text shows how abstract questions and concepts of legal philosophy are connected to concrete legal, political, and social issues. The text addresses several modern controversies and challenges students to consider both sides of an argument, using sound, reasoned thinking.

Walking in the Way

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Author: Joe E. Trull

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805420821

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 2727

A core Christian ethics text written with a full awareness of the challenges Christians face in overcoming the influences of a culture based on relativism and self-fulfillment.

The Moral Disciple

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Author: Kent A. Van Til

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 4866

The ability to judge good from bad, right from wrong, is a uniquely human characteristic. However, given the complexity of life, it is often difficult to discern which choice to make, where our responsibilities lie, or what the consequences of an action (or of a nonaction) will be. In The Moral Disciple Kent Van Til surveys the skills and dispositions that we need to address moral issues responsibly. This basic introduction to Christian ethics the systematic evaluation of morality highlights the centrality of Christ and the Christian faith in moral formation, and it offers an ethical framework to guide Christians as they engage a host of moral dilemmas, including those surrounding wealth, sexuality, and the end of life. Using easy-to-read prose and defining terms carefully, Van Til provides an accessible introduction to this crucial and practical subject.