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Old Testament Ethics for the People of God [Hardcover]

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Pages   520
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.32" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.76"
Weight:   1.94 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 23, 2004
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830827781  
EAN  9780830827787  

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Too seldom is the voice of the Old Testament heard in the Christian pulpit. Some follow its moral laws, but disregard its ceremonial and civil codes; others jettison it altogether in favor of a New Testament ethic. Wright makes a powerful case for the Old Testament's continuing relevance

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Nothing confuses Christian ethics quite like the Old Testament. Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. Neither option, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its due. In this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics--fully revised, updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God ( An Eye for an Eye in North America) and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord--Wright examines a theological, social and economic framework for Old Testament ethics. Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues: economics, the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individual. This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.

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More About Christopher J. H. Wright

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. He also serves as chair of the Lausanne Movement's Theology Working Group and chair of the Theological Resource Panel of TEAR Fund, a leading Christian relief and development charity. He has written several books, including Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in the US), God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Walking in the Ways of the Lord, Deuteronomy in the New International Biblical Commentary, The Message of Ezekiel in the Bible Speaks Today series, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, and The God I Don't Understand. Chris and his wife, Liz, have four adult children and six grandchildren.

Christopher J. H. Wright was born in 1947.

Spanish Language Biography: Christopher J. H. Wright es director internacional de Langham Partnership International, donde tomo el cargo que ocupo John R. W. Stott durante treinta anos. Tambien sirve como presidente de la junta directiva del Grupo de Trabajadores del Comite Teologico Lausana y del Panel de recursos teologicos del fondo TEAR, una fundacion lider en la ayuda para cristianos y desarrollo caritativo. Es autor de un sinnumero de libros, incluyendo Conociendo a Jesus a traves del Antiguo Testamento, etica del Antiguo Testamento para log hijos de Dios, y el galardonado La Mision de Dios. Chris y su esposa, Luz, tienen cuatro hijos y cinco nietos.

Christopher J. H. Wright has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible Speaks Today
  2. Biblical Theology for Life
  3. Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective
  4. International Study Guides

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Book review  Feb 9, 2008
Christopher Wright presents scholarly insights into the Old Testament and Hebrew culture which need to be re-understood to better appreciate Western culture and its roots. This book is highly recommended for those who care to move beyond a superficial understanding of the Bible and superficial Christian faith.

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