Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

ISBN-10: 0830839615

ISBN-13: 9780830839612

Edition: 2004

Authors: Christopher J. H. Wright

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. He also serves as chair of the Lausanne Movement's Theology Working Group and chair of the Theological Resource Panel of TEAR Fund, a leading Christian relief and development charity. He has written several books, including Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in the US), God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Walking in the Ways of the Lord, Deuteronomy in the New International Biblical Commentary, The Message of Ezekiel in the Bible Speaks Today series, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, and The God I Don't Understand. Chris and his wife, Liz, have four adult children and six grandchildren.

Preface to Living as the People of God
A Structure for old Testament Ethics
The theological angle
God's identity
God's action
God's words
God's purpose
God's way
God's goodness
Further reading
The social angle
The social dimension of redemption
The distinctiveness of Israel
Israel as God's paradigm
Further reading
The economic angle
The land in Israel's story
The land as divine gift
The land under divine ownership
The land as covenantal measuring gauge
Further reading
Themes in old Testament Ethics
Ecology and the earth
God's earth: divine ownership
Our earth: divine gift and human responsibility
Cursed earth: human sin and ecological destruction
New creation: ecology and eschatology
Further reading
Economics and the poor
Economic ethics in creation perspective
Economics in a fallen world
Economic dimensions to Israel's story of redemption
Creation values restored in Israel's economic system
Responding to poverty
Further reading
The land and Christian ethics
Paradigmatic interpretation
Eschatological interpretation
Typological interpretation
The jubilee: a case study
Further reading
Politics and the nations
Perspectives from creation and the fall
God's people and the state: perspectives from Israel's history
God and the nations: Israel's universal vision
Further reading
Justice and righteousness
Justice as God displays it
Justice as God demands it
Justice as God will deliver it
Further reading
Law and the legal system
The main legal blocks
The different kinds of law
The administration of justice
Israel's scale of values
Theological reflections
Further reading
Culture and family
Rejection and prohibition
Qualified toleration
Critical affirmation: the family in the Old Testament
Christians and culture
Christians and the family
Further reading
The way of the individual
The individual in community
Personal responsibility
Models of morals
Failure and forgiveness
Further reading
Studying old Testament Ethics
A survey of historical approaches
The early church
The Reformation era
Some contemporary confessional approaches
Further reading
Contemporary scholarship: a bibliographical essay
Hermeneutics and authority in Old Testament ethics
Getting there from here: methodological problems
Getting back here from there: ideological problems
The question of authority
Further reading
Appendix: What about the Canaanites?
Index of Scripture References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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