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

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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.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Author: J. Robertson McQuilkin

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780842317313

Category: Religion

Page: 563

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A highly readable book which states the need for a clear system of moral values and duties, based on solid biblical scholarship and an understanding of today's culture. Part One deals with what the Bible says about love, law, sin, and ethics. Part Two tells how to apply all these biblical principles to life.

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

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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 Biblical Ethics

Walking in the Way of Wisdom

Author: Robertson McQuilkin,Paul Copan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830828184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 669

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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 the Study of the Pentateuch

Author: Bradford A. Anderson,Paula Gooder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567656403

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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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 Jewish Law

Author: Francois-Xavier Licari

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108421970

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

View: 5651

It is the first book to present a systematic and synthetic introduction to Jewish Law.

The Moral Disciple

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Author: Kent A. Van Til

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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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.

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Goals, Duties, and Virtues

Author: Robin W. Lovin

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719566

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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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.

The Bible's Foundation

An Introduction to the Pentateuch

Author: Charles L. Aaron

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827202830

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The first five books of the Hebrew Bible spark discussions that last for centuries. From the creation stories in Genesis through the delineation of the law in Deuteronomy, these five books - the Pentateuch - contain deep troves of historical and spiritual treasures. In The Bible's Foundation: An Introduction to the Pentateuch, Charles Aaron Jr. looks at each book through several perspectives: ancient near-Eastern background, literary analysis, structure, important theological concepts, and compositional history. The Bible's Foundation: An Introduction to the Pentateuch accounts the academic significance of each book and the issues of faith that have marked these books as important, sacred texts. Each chapter summarizes the content of an individual book, provides careful analysis for selected representative passages, and discusses in a critical way the faith issues raised from the text.

An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity

Author: Delbert Burkett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007207

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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This book offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for all students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity. It is designed primarily for undergraduate courses in the New Testament, biblical studies and early Christianity. There are questions for in-class discussion and written assignment, step-by-step reading guides on individual works, special box features, charts, maps and numerous illustrations designed to facilitate student use. With this textbook and the Bible, the student should therefore have all the necessary basic texts.

An Introduction to the Study of Paul

Author: David G. Horrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567656268

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5118

This tried and tested introduction to Paul needs little introduction of its own. After considering Paul's importance and influence, and the important sources for the study of Paul, the volume covers the following key topics: 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; perspectives on the Pauline assemblies, including their socio-economic location, meeting places, and attitudes towards women; and Paul's legacy in the New Testament and beyond. The volume has been revised throughout and fully updated with respect to bibliography, and to presenting the latest debates surrounding Paul's thought in a manageable format - including those around 'old' and 'new' perspectives, with a new section on the 'radical' new Jewish perspective, and those related to the socio-economic status and character of the Pauline assemblies. The helpful study questions and reading lists have also been revised. - See more at:

Our Creator Redeemer

An Introduction to Biblical Covenant Theology

Author: Hans K. LaRondelle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 189

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Much is at stake in evangelical Christian theology when considering "the covenants"--Old Testament and New Testament. Theologically, how do we align the concerns of a popular conservative Christian culture that may rightly worry about the place of the Ten Commandments in the public square with a message that often seems to stress that those same commandments have all been nailed to the cross? Is it all really so simple as "Old Testament = law" versus "New Testament = grace"? Between whom are these two covenants made? How are the two covenants the same? And ultimately, are they really different? These are not new questions in reformed theology and among evangelicals. But their answers are best found, not in the traditions of theological interpretation, but in a careful Scriptural analysis of salvation history itself. Thus, in this important new contribution to covenant theology, Hans LaRondelle chronologically traces through salvation history the footsteps of the Creator Redeemer in progressively revealing His covenant promises and His judgments. From a "redemption-historical" perspective, based on careful exegesis, the author outlines the unity and continuity of God's covenants with His chosen people.

Navigating Paul

An Introduction to Key Theological Concepts

Author: Jouette M. Bassler

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664227414

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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Jouette Bassler, one of the foremost experts on Pauline theology, offers her wisdom and insight into the core of Paul's thought in this brief and accessible book. She focuses on major themes in Paul, such as grace, law, faith, righteousness, Israel, resurrection, and what it means to be "in Christ." Through each of these themes, she explores the wealth of Paul's various writings, lifting up the most important and basic of Paul's ideas and explaining them within the context of the ancient Greco-Roman world.

An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Author: Neil S. Hecht

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198262620

Category: Law

Page: 466

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Jewish law has a history stretching from the early period to the modern State of Israel, encompassing the Talmud, Geonic and later codifications, the Spanish Golden Age, medieval and modern response, the Holocaust and modern reforms. Fifteen distinct periods are separately studied in this volume, each one by a leading specialist, and the emphasis throughout is on the development of the institutions and sources of the law, providing teachers with the essential background material from which a variety of sources, from many different perspectives, may be taught. Most chapters are written to a common plan, with treatment of the political background of the period and the nature of Jewish judicial autonomy, the character (literary and legal) of the sources, the legal practice of the period, its principal authorities, and examples of characteristic features of the substantive law (especially in family law).

Christianity and Law

An Introduction

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521874629

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 5493

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

Happiness and the Christian Moral Life

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Author: Paul J. Wadell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442209747

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 426

Happiness and the Christian Moral Life introduces students to Christian Ethics looking at ethics as a path to the "good life" and happiness, rather than a strict set of rules or regulations. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition maintains the book's distinctive focus on happiness. Each chapter now features a list of suggested readings to point students and instructors towards further resources. Other changes to the second edition include a more fully developed account of Augustine's understanding of happiness, new discussions of how technology shapes relationships and happiness, and consideration of the relationship between the natural law and the virtues.