To Liberate and Redeem

Moral Reflections on the Biblical Narrative

By Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.

Foreword by J. Phillip Wogaman

To Liberate and Redeem

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  • ISBN: 9781608991730
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

To Liberate and Redeem

Moral Reflections on the Biblical Narrative

By Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.

Foreword by J. Phillip Wogaman

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608991730
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

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In To Liberate and Redeem, scholar Edward LeRoy Long Jr. surveys the full biblical narrative--setting the context by beginning with the oppression of Israel's enslavement and the Exodus liberation, then looking back to the Creation and forward to Christ, Paul, and the early church. This original approach demonstrates how the unfolding drama of the Bible is marked by those who need liberation because they are trapped in oppressive structures and those who, once freed, must faithfully construct communities of redemption so as not to become oppressors themselves. From this basis Long explores how present-day moral decisions can be informed by studying the ways in which our biblical forebears wrestled with concerns similar to our own while standing in faithful responsiveness to God.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Emphatically liberal, humane, responsible, and readable."
--Dennis P. McCann, Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago

"What is exciting about To Liberate and Redeem is the grace and sophistication with which the Bible is explored. The result is one of the most fruitful discussions of the Bible and ethics that has ever been produced.
--J. Philip Wogaman, from the Foreword

"Edward LeRoy Long's To Liberate and Redeem is the most successful book I know in bringing together the disciplines of biblical scholarship and religious ethics. The gains for both disciplines are immense. For biblical studies, Long lays out the biblical stories and issues in their unmistakable import for public life, for the life of the faith, and for further reflection. For religious ethics, Long's grasp of the central biblical message is presented convincingly and compellingly for specialists in Jewish and Christian ethics. The book is a pleasure to read."
--Walter Harrelson, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible. Emeritus,
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville

Contributors-

Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.
J. Phillip Wogaman

Bio(s)-

Edward LeRoy Long Jr. is Pearsall Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics and Theology of Culture at Drew University. He taught religion at Oberlin College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and is past president of both the Society for Christian Ethics and the American Theological Society. The author of twelve books, he now lives Virginia.

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