Biblical Ethics and Application

Purview, Validity, and Relevance of Biblical Texts in Ethical Discourse

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Ruben Zimmermann, Stephan Joubert
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
  • Tübingen, Germany: 
    , November
     431 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Philip J. Long forthcoming.


The authors of this volume discuss the relevance and influence of various Old and New Testament documents, and early Christian and Jewish texts in terms of their impact in shaping the moral character, identity, and behaviour of the specific communities in which they were produced as well as their ethical application throughout the centuries. Against a narrow understanding of ethics, the term "application" is not used to analyse the texts of the Bible as step-by-step manuals for moral conduct. Rather, the contributors engage with biblical texts within the framework of a complex hermeneutical process of application of the relevance of these texts in contemporary ethical discourse. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ruben Zimmermann Geboren 1968; 1999 Promotion; 2003 Habilitation; seit 2009 Professor für Neues Testament an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

Stephan Joubert Born 1958; 1986–90 Minister in the Dutch Reformed Church; 1990–97 Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies, University of Pretoria; 1997–2002 Professor in New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria; 2005–09 Extraordinary Professor in New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria; since 2011 Research Fellow, Radboud University, The Netherland; since 2013 Extraordinary Professor, Contemporary Ecclesiology, University of the Free State, South Africa.

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