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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ Old Testament Ethics for the People of God É Nothing confuses Christian ethics uite like the Old Testament Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strTament ethics Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues economics the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individualThis fresh illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testamen. I'm not sure how to begin describing the scope of this book it's just plain brilliant to use non scholarly languageJust how applicable is the Old Testament to those under the New Covenant I'm sure most of us as Christians have asked that uestion at some point or another Well Old Testament scholar Christopher Wright takes 480 pages excluding a very helpful and extensive Bibliography to help navigate that uestion In short it still is applicable but to understand how it is applicable today reuires taking the time to understand the ethical framework of the Old Testament Laws within their own Israelite culture and time in contrast to the other cultures around them That's one of my main loves of this book as well as it's breadth of scope on such topics as work ecology family politics etc it doesn't seek to devise some sort of universal transcultural black or white morality but a social ethical approach to understanding the Old Testament CanonI'm struggling to summarise this book to be honest But it'll certainly be a resource that I can see myself returning to again and again within my own personal studies

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Testament its dueIn this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics fully revised updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God An Eye for an Eye in North America and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord Wright examines a theological social and economic framework for Old Tes. This one was so good I just had to savor it Took me long enough too But that's what this book is ultimately Too good It deals with so much that you have to pause every page or so and reflect Christopher Wright no relation to N T analyzes the Old Testament in terms of ethics trying to understand how the OT relates to us as NT believers but also seeks to show us that OT ethics actually apply to us as Christians under the New Covenant These were all handled very well and with an eye to redemptive historical narrative complex and typological approaches This is what made the book refreshing Similarly the themes that he traces through the OT are just as interesting For those who always believed the OT was icky and filled with arbitrary rules general weridness and thank goodness we don't have to worry about that any this is the perfect remedy He shows Yahweh to be a merciful God commanding care of the creation love of neighbor mercy towards the fatherless widow and orphan as well as a God that asserts His authority in the public suare and the realm of politics The section on politics will be of particular interest to those who hold to the Christian Reconstruction views of the likes of Rushdoony and such folk He has uite a lengthy section on that view and does a good job of dealing rationally and fairly with the problems associated with it problems I noticed that James Jordan and Peter Leithart both former Reconstructionists who abandoned the project early in the 1980s have also noticed and pointed outHighly recommended

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Old Testament Ethics for the People of GodNothing confuses Christian ethics uite like the Old Testament Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic Neither option argues Chris Wright gives the Old. I have one regret I wish I had read this book sooner Wright masterfully explains the Old Testament in a way that was refreshing and reinvigorating to me a person that was brought up with and ultimately rejected a dispensationalism that rendered the Old Testament brittle and almost useless for me I could see with Wright's help how the Old Testament is of a revealed reality rather than a revealed morality and yet as a revealed reality maintains authority for contemporary ethics It is not an exaggeration to say that often I found my heart worshiping God and my knees ready to bend I saw clearly than before how wonderfully loving God is the Old Testament God I strongly recommend this bookI also appreciate his dismissal of the traditional at least from my tradition taxonomy of the Law civil ceremonial and moral He shows how all the categories of the law reveal the morality of God and carefully explains how the Yahweh Israel Land triad is representative of the God People Earth triad and therefore paradigmatic in our pursuit of ethical answers for the age and culture in which we live