Old Testament Ethics for the People of God - Christopher J.H. Wright

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Old Testament ethics are often confusing to Christians. Some struggle to understand how it is that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others struggle with what they perceive to be contradictions. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. None of these, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its proper due.

Old Testament Ethics for the people of God addresses these issues and in doing so provides an innovative but faithful approach to Old Testament ethics. First appearing in 1983, it has been fully revised fully revised and now includes material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord. Wright examines the theological, social, and economic framework for Old Testament ethics by exploring a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues such as economics, the land, the poor, politics, law and justice, society and culture, and individual morality.

  • This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.
  • A theological, social and economic framework for exploring Old Testament ethics
  • Provides the basis for an ethic faithful to both Old and New Testaments
  • Thoroughly revised
  • Expanded with 100 more pages!
  • Updated to include more consideration of contemporary issues: ecology, poverty, hermeneutics