Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 2, 2007 - Religion - 386 pages
Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of a holy people -- and how do we participate in that regeneration?

Brock first examines various major contemporary thinkers on the Bible and Christian ethics, including John Howard Yoder, Brevard Childs, John Webster, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He then undertakes major discussions of Augustine and Martin Luther, unpacking their interpretation of the Psalms. Finally, Brock articulates the processes of renewal in God's people. His close study of a few individual psalms shows how we enter the world of praise in which all human life is comprehended within God's work -- and is thus renewed. Immersion in the exegetical tradition of the Christian faith, Brock argues, must be the heart and soul of theology and ethics.


The Hermeneutical Solution
The Communitarian Solution
The Biblical Ethics Solution
The Biblical Theology Solution
The Exegetical Theology Solution
Augustines Ethos of Salvific Confession
Luthers Ethos of Consoling Doxology
What Have We Encountered
Exploring the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture
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Brian Brock is lecturer in moral and practical theology atthe University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is the author ofSinging the Ethos of God: On the Place of ChristianEthics in Scripture and has written extensively onmedical ethics and disability theology. For moreinformation, visit the University of Aberdeen website.

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