Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2007 M04 2 - 386 pages
Noting that academic biblical scholars and Christian ethicists have been methodologically estranged for some decades now, Brian Brock seeks to reframe the whole Bible-and-ethics discussion in terms of this question: What role does the Bible play in God's generation of a holy people -- and how do we participate in that regeneration?
Brock first examines various major contemporary thinkers on the Bible and Christian ethics, including John Howard Yoder, Brevard Childs, John Webster, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He then undertakes major discussions of Augustine and Martin Luther, unpacking their interpretation of the Psalms. Finally, Brock articulates the processes of renewal in God's people. His close study of a few individual psalms shows how we enter the world of praise in which all human life is comprehended within God's work -- and is thus renewed. Immersion in the exegetical tradition of the Christian faith, Brock argues, must be the heart and soul of theology and ethics.
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Page 324 - And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other...
Page 290 - And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
Page 117 - My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord : my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation. "There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God.
Page 363 - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Page 43 - Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Page 363 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Page 303 - Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Page 145 - All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.
Page 361 - Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.