Inter-disciplinary studies are emerging rapidly to meet the insistent demands of the modern age. Biblical interpretation is itself inter-disciplinary, drawing together the biblical traditions and others to address the problem of interpreting texts. Christian ethics is also multi-disciplinary and thus no stranger to this new ethos. To bring these two areas together is a potentially creative undertaking. It comes at a time when much attention is being paid to reading texts and the interpretive tradition. The author's principal aim is to read the Bible in the context of moral concern. Attention is paid to the liberal quest and to eschatology and ethics (each marking a distinct epoch in the relationship of Bible and ethics), before the post-critical age is studied under the rubric 'participation in meaning'. The final section deals with ethics and historical reading, and with ethics and contemporary reading. The book concludes with a discussion of selected practical topics.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
"This careful study of the interaction between Christian biblical interpretation and ethics combines a modern history of the subject with actual exegesis of several important biblical texts. It is very well researched, sometimes brilliant, and always informative....Very highly recommended." Choice
"...scholarly and sophisticated work...." Religious Studies Review