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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Longenecker, Richard N.
New Testament social ethics for today.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c1984
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard N Longenecker
|Description:||xiii, 108 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||An intial dilemma : to whom shall we go? --
A developmental hermeneutic : new treasures as well as old --
The cultural mandate : neither Jew nor Greek --
The social mandate : neither slave nor free --
The sexual mandate : neither male nor female.
|Other Titles:||New Testament social ethics for today /|
|Responsibility:||Richard N. Longenecker.|
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To answer the question of what role the New Testament should play in the formation and expression of Christian social morality today, Richard Longenecker here proposes a developmental hermeneutic, which distinguishes between "dedared principles" and "described practices" in the New Testament writings. With this distinction in mind; he focuses on the three couplets of Galatians 3:28 - "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female" - showing how these matters were treated in early Christian thought and explaining their meaning for us today. In so doing, Longenecker lays a hermeneutical foundation for the much larger discussion of Christian social ethics.--From publisher's description.
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