New Testament Social Ethics for Today (Longenecker) / June 04, 1984

Prod ID: Longenecker-Ethics / Pub. Wm. B. Eerdmans / Author:
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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 “declared 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.

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