The Ethos of the Bible

By Birger Gerhardsson

The Ethos of the Bible

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  • ISBN: 9781597520874
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 2/8/2005
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

The Ethos of the Bible

By Birger Gerhardsson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597520874
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 2/8/2005
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

About-

This book contributes substantially to the formation of a vital sense of ethos and ethics in harmony with the biblical tradition. Birger Gerhardsson points out those essential characteristics which make up the Bible's basic unity in the midst of its diversity and, in the final chapter, provides a summary of the Bible's ethos. This summary is preceded by an historical description of the ethos of postexilic Judaism and early Christianity - from about five hundred years before Christ to the mid-second century being the period covered. Distinctive to this book is its demonstration of the role which the fundamental command of love for God (Deut. 6:4-5) played in the ethical thinking of early Christianity, not only through the profound idea at its root, but also through its wording.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Long needed, Gerhardsson's book is a unique series of portraits of three giants [Matthew, Paul, and John] of the early Church. It is the result of years of research and reflection. In a clear way he has allowed the individuality of each apostle to stand out, both with respect to the other two as well as to their common Jewish background. This latest book will be unusually helpful for those seeking to deepen their understanding of the ethical diversity within unity in the New Testament."
- David L. Dungan, The University of Tennessee

Contributors-

Birger Gerhardsson

Bio(s)-

Birger Gerhardsson is Professor of Exegetical Theology at Lund University, Sweden, and is the author of Memory and Manuscript and The Reliability of the Gospel Tradition.

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