Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

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InterVarsity Press, 2004 - Religion - 520 pages
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Nothing confuses Christian ethics quite like the Old Testament. Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. Neither option, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its due.In this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics--fully revised, updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in North America) and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord--Wright examines a theological, social and economic framework for Old Testament ethics. Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues: economics, the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individual.This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.
  

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Review: Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

User Review  - Tim and Popie Stafford - Goodreads

I got a lot out of this. The very best kind of reasonable, charitable and devout British scholarship. Wright writes very well, is extremely clear, does not repeat himself, and has some very interesting and worthwhile things to say. Read full review

Review: Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Ever wonder what to do with the Old Testament? This book is for you. Be prepared for a long read because it is more like a book you would read for college (not hard to understand though). It has been ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Christopher J. H. Wright (Ph.D., Cambridge) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His doctorate is in Old Testament ethics. He taught Old Testament in India for five years (1983-1988) at Union Biblical Seminary, and then returned to the faculty of All Nations Christian College, a missionary training school in England, where he was principal from 1993-2001.Wright is now the international director of the Langham Partnership International (known in the United States as John Stott Ministries), providing literature, scholarships and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries.He has written several books including commentaries on Deuteronomy and Ezekiel,Old Testament Ethics for the People of GodandKnowing Jesus Through the Old Testament.An ordained Anglican, he serves on the staff of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, England.

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