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Singing the Ethos of God

Paperback|Apr 2007
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Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of...


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Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of a holy people - and how do we participate in that regeneration?
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In assigning a role for the Bible to play in Christian ethics, the popular question is, "How ought we to read?" Brian Brock contends the question we ought to consider is, "How can we genuinely pray and sing the Psalter?" Noting the central importance of the Psalter in the development of the church's doctrine and worship, he sets out an extended study of the Psalm exegesis of Augustine and Luther, examining the evidence showing both men felt that these performed Scriptures claim and reshape Christian action. Brock then suggests how this tradition must inform contemporary ethical and biblical interpretive judgments. With a unique combination of a survey of contemporary methodologies linking the Bible and Christian ethics, a close theological reading of the Psalm exegesis of these two revered theologians, and a theological analysis in a line-by-line exegesis explaining the Psalter's importance, Brock brings us a fresh, significant work.
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Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of a holy people -- and how do we participate in that regeneration?
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 258545
  • Product Code 0802803792
  • EAN 9780802803795
  • Pages 408
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 2007
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 21mm
  • Weight 0.595kg

Brian Brock

Brian Brock (D.Phil., King's College, London) is lecturer in moral and practical theology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published articles on medical ethics and the theology of disability as well as a monograph on the ethics of technological development.
His publications are Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture (Eerdmans); Christian Ethics in a Technological Age (Eerdmans, 2010); Ed. with J. Swinton, Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science Needs the Church (T&T Clark) and Ed. with E. Harasta, Evoking Lament: A Theological Discussion (T&T Clark).

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