Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today

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Fortress Press, 2007 - Religion - 349 pages
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This new revised edition, of the landmark 1988 text, includes updated text and notes throughout, taking advantage of recent studies of sexual ethics and, where appropriate, criticizing them. A new chapter engages the presumed "ethic of creation7" that has become a major theme among more conservative thinkers and writers in biblical ethics. A concluding chapter on sex is thoroughly rewritten and offers a positive statement of a New Testament sexual ethic.

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User Review  - John Richard Sanchez - Christianbook.com

I used to think that pre marital sex was a sin. It was a slam dunk biblically speaking. When I went to study the issue (to prove my point to a christian who had no problem with it), I started to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Discusses the ideas of purity and property in the New Testament in the context of the cultural understandings of the time, which are often quite different from what the ideas appear to mean in the ... Read full review

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. William Countryman is Sherman E. Johnson Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, and the author of several books in New Testament interpretation for the contemporary church.

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