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The Ethical Vision of the Bible: Learning Good from Knowing God
Gosnell, Peter W.

Downer's Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014 pp. 411. $19.26


Description: What ways of distinguishing right and wrong are encouraged within biblical writings? How did various bibical authors offer different yet complementary motivations for promoting ethical action and discouraging unethical behavior? The Ethical Vision of the Bible equips readers with an interest in deepening their understanding of biblical ethics to listen carefully to the variety of ethical emphases found within the Bible itself. Focusing especially on Torah (the Law), Proverbs, the Prophets, the Gospels and Paul, this book enables the reader to trace key ethical patterns as they develop from the flow of thought of these biblical texts in their own contexts. Frequent summary overviews, suggestions for further reading, and reflection questions at the end of every chapter make The Ethical Vision of the Bible ideal for students and others.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Ethics

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Review by C. Fred Smith
Published 6/28/2017
Citation: C. Fred Smith, review of Peter W. Gosnell, The Ethical Vision of the Bible: Learning Good from Knowing God, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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