Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

The Moral Vision of the New Testament

Richard B Hays

The Moral Vision of the New Testament

Richard B Hays

$49.99

Paperback
Also Available In
9780060637965

- Publisher 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. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality and abortion. ^ "Hays' passionately written book, with its bold agenda, has neither peer nor rival." --Leander E. Keck, Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, Yale Divinity School ^ "There are few people I would rather read for the actual exposition of the New Testament than Richard Hays. This book is filled with wonderful readings that not only inform us about how to think better about the so-called 'problem of the relation between the New Testament and ethics' but, even more, speak of how our lives should be lived in the light of Christ's cross. -Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Studies, D

- Publisher
Also Available In

You May Also Be Interested In

About "The Moral Vision of the New Testament"

9780060637965
- Publisher

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. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality and abortion. ^ "Hays' passionately written book, with its bold agenda, has neither peer nor rival." --Leander E. Keck, Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, Yale Divinity School ^ "There are few people I would rather read for the actual exposition of the New Testament than Richard Hays. This book is filled with wonderful readings that not only inform us about how to think better about the so-called 'problem of the relation between the New Testament and ethics' but, even more, speak of how our lives should be lived in the light of Christ's cross. -Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Studies, D
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Richard B Hays

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.

Customer Reviews For "The Moral Vision of the New Testament"

Write Your Own Review
Best work on New Testament ethics available
5 stars By Ian Packer, Jul 17 2009
One of the best and most useful Christian books available, working through the process of shaping the life of Christians through serious engagement with the New Testament. Hays deals with individual NT authors then from these diverse materials moves to the synthetic task. Harmony is not sought in some theme such as 'love' due to Hays' appreciation of narrative: that the various traditions tell and re-tell the same basic story with different focuses on themes and events. Hays finds a continuity across the NT in three main themes; shorthand descriptions of vital elements of God's redemptive drama:

COMMUNITY: "The church is a countercultural community of discipleship, and this community is the primary addressee of God's imperatives." 

CROSS: "Jesus death on a cross is the paradigm for faithfulness to God in this world." 

NEW CREATION: "The church embodies the power of the resurrection in the midst of a not-yet-redeemed world." 

Within these themes there are many tensions not 'resolved' through some false harmonisation or balancing out. The diversity of the materials is respected while a strong narrative-thematic unity is maintained. Hays interacts with five approaches to the NT and then finishes with five case studies that highlight his methodology. Disagreements with his particular stances need to engage as seriously as he does with the moral vision of the New Testament rather than simply react. 

Everyone aspiring to teach from the Bible should grapple with it.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No
{{review.title}}
{{review.rating}} stars By {{review.author.name}}, {{review.reviewCreatedDate | date:'MMM dd yyyy'}}

{{reviewdescription}}

{{review.text}}
{{review.helpfulCount}} of {{review.helpfulCount + review.unhelpfulCount}} people found this review helpful.  Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Available Now.

2 Available
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

WHY WAIT!

Expected to ship tomorrow from Australia.

Delivery / Shipping Info

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 164060
  • Product Code 006063796X
  • EAN 9780060637965
  • Pages 528
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date May 1996
  • Sales Rank #7582
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 38 mm
  • Weight 0.814kg

Bestsellers in Christian Worldview