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Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: Revised and Expanded Edition

Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: Revised and Expanded Edition

Among the topics treated are:
  • Christian ethics as community ethics
  • Charting the moral life
  • Elements of character formation
  • Character and social structure
  • Decision making
  • The nature and role of biblical authority
  • Uses of Scripture in Christian ethics
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806623979
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.75 x 8.3
  • Pages 240
  • Publication Date January 13, 1988


"In this book a biblical scholar and a Christian ethicist bring together their particular competencies to explore the functional relatedness of their disciplines in a way that is accessible to pastors and laity in churches. The comprehensiveness of the authors' scope, the quality of their methodological proposal, and the clarity of their presentation mark this as a significant and useful book."
— Dana W. Wilbanks, The Journal of Religion

"This book develops a pattern of ethics into which biblical concerns are brought coherently."
— James M. Gustafson

"This book is a must. The authors work out a methodology to build a bridge across the abyss between biblical studies and ethics."
— Reginald H. Fuller

"An excellent introduction, clearly written and full of insight, this book meets a great need in seminaries and local churches."
— Brevard S. Childs

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

Consensus and Questions
Christian Ethics as Community Ethics
Charting the Moral Life
The Elements of Character Formation
Character Formation and Social Structure
Decision Making
The Church and the Moral Life
The Nature and Role of Biblical Authority
Making Biblical Resources Available
Summary and Challenge

Index of Biblical References