What Are Biblical Values?: What The Bible Says On Key Ethical Issues

January 19, 2021|
What Are Biblical Values?: What The Bible Says On Key Ethical Issues by John Collins
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What does the Bible actually say about many of today's most contentious moral issues?

“For drawing attention to the relevant scriptures and for guidance in recognizing what are and aren’t valid interpretations of them, Collins’ pertinent brief is beyond praiseworthy.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Collins pours a lifetime of scholarship into this study of what the Bible says about controversial ethical topics. It’s highly readable, and it’s honest.”—Jane McBride, Christian Century

Many people today claim that their positions on various issues are grounded in biblical values, and they use scriptural passages to support their claims. But the Bible was written over the course of several hundred years and contains contradictory positions on many issues. The Bible seldom provides simple answers; it more often shows the complexity of moral problems. Can we really speak of “biblical values”?
 
In this eye-opening book, one of the world’s leading biblical scholars argues that when we read the Bible with care, we are often surprised by what we find. Examining what the Bible actually says on a number of key themes, John Collins covers a vast array of topics, including the right to life, gender, the role of women, the environment, slavery and liberation, violence and zeal, and social justice. With clarity and authority, he invites us to dramatically reimagine the basis for biblical ethics in the world today.
John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. 
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Title:What Are Biblical Values?: What The Bible Says On Key Ethical Issues
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:296 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:January 19, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300255218

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