Glimpses of a Strange Land: Studies in Old Testament Ethics

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A&C Black, Aug 2, 2001 - Religion - 402 pages
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In this challenging book Cyril Rodd questions many of the assumptions that lie behind recent studies of Old Testament ethics. He views the 'strangeness' of the biblical world and wonders whether there is an Old Testament ethics in the modern sense of the word - finding rather that the Old Testament writers did not regard many of today's ethical dilemmas as problems at all.Dr Rodd examines all the Old Testament writings on five ethical issues: the poor, war, treatment of animals, ecology and the position of women. He considers their validity and relevance for today and discusses the extent to which they can be referred to for authority - or for inspiration and guidance..
  

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Contents

Why Only Glimpses?
1
Ethics and Purity
5
Ethics and Honour
19
Adultery
28
Such a Thing Is Not Done in Israel
44
Abrahams Question
52
The Imitation of God
65
The Ten Commandments
77
The Poor
161
War
185
Animals
207
Nature
234
Women
250
How Did the Old Testament View What We Call Ethics?
271
The Old Testament and Ethics Today
301
Walking with God
330

Coveting Homicide and Intention
94
Motivations
109
Sanctions
126
Lending at Interest
142
Interlude
158

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Dr Cyril Rodd is former Editor of The Expository Times

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