The Moral Vision of the New Testament
A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision-centered in the themes of community, cross, and new creation-that has profound relevance in today's world. Author Richard B. Hays shows how the New Testament...
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A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision-centered in the themes of community, cross, and new creation-that has profound relevance in today's world. Author Richard B. Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality, and abortion.
In this thorough study, Hays examines the morality expressed in each book of the New Testament, and analyzes how individual ethicists use scripture in their own work. He also looks at "test cases," such as violence in the defense of justice, or ethnic conflict, and resolves them using the ethical framework outlined in his own book. Richard Hays is professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. He is noted for his work in the fields of New Testament ethics and Pauline theology. "Hay's passionately written book, with its bold agenda, has neither peer nor rival."- Leander E. Keck, Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, Yale Divinity School
Richard B. Hays (Ph.D., Emory University) is George Washington Ivey Professor ) at Duke University, previously he was a Professor at Yale. Professor Hays is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work explores the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israels Scripture. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.
His other books include The Faith of Jesus Christ, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, First Corinthians (Interpretation Commentaries), The Letter to the Galatians (New Interpreters Bible), and (with co-editor Ellen Davis) The Art of Reading Scripture andSeeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. His work, widely published in scholarly journals, has been translatedinto several languages, and he has lectured internationally to academic audiences.