The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

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Robert L. Brawley
Oxford University Press, 2014 - Philosophy - 1152 pages
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics (OEBE) explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive analytical and constructive treatments of a wide range of topics by leading biblical scholars and ethicists. Combining traditional theoretical frameworks, such as comparative religion, with more recent approaches (postmodern, queer and gender theory, etc.), the OEBE provides a landmark reference overview of everything from ethics in books of the Bible to modern movements and hot-button issues, such as capital punishment, bioethics, and abortion.

The two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 180 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 7,000 words. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides a thorough introduction to the topic that will be of use to scholars and students alike. Given its contemporary resonance and detailed summary of current scholarship, the OEBE offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary starting point for research.

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Robert L. Brawley is Albert G. McGaw Professor of New Testament Emeritus at McCormick Theological Seminary. He is author of Text to Text Pours Forth Speech: Voices of Scripture in Luke-Acts, Centering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts, and Luke-Acts and the Jews: Conflict, Apology, and Conciliation. He has edited and contributed to two volumes on biblical ethics: Character Ethics and the New Testament: Moral Dimensions of Scripture and Biblical Ethics and Homosexuality: Listening to Scripture. Brawley also served as co-chair of the Character Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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