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New Testament Social Ethics for Today
POD; Published: 6/4/1984
ISBN: 978-0-8028-1992-5
Price: $ 16.50
128 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5 x 8
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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.
W. Ward Gasque
"Longenecker's exposition of the major contours of New Testament social ethics is nothing less than brilliant. I heartily commend this book to all who seek to take God's Word seriously."
Gordon D. Fee
"A stimulating, provocative book. Longenecker offers a clear hermeneutical alternative within an evangelical framework that should elicit considerable discussion."
David M. Scholer
"It is refreshing to read Richard Longenecker's thoughtful book. He is to be commended for his forthright struggle with the unavoidable hermeneutical issues and for his 'developmental' hermeneutic."
C. F. D. Moule
"Longenecker's clarity, his grasp of the issues, and his firm and moderate handling of a controversial theme are much to be welcomed."