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Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) Robin Allinson Parry

Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics (Paternoster Biblical Monographs) (Paternoster Biblical Monographs)

Robin Allinson Parry

Published December 1st 1969
ISBN : 9781842272107
Paperback
250 pages
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What is the role of story in ethics and, more particularly, what is the role of Old Testament story in Christian ethics? This book, drawing on the work of contemporary philosophers, argues that narrative is crucial in the ethical shaping of peopleMoreWhat is the role of story in ethics and, more particularly, what is the role of Old Testament story in Christian ethics? This book, drawing on the work of contemporary philosophers, argues that narrative is crucial in the ethical shaping of people and, drawing on the work of contemporary Old Testament scholars, that story plays a key role in Old Testament ethics. Parry then argues that when situated in canonical context Old Testament stories can be reappropriated by Christian readers in their own ethical formation. The shocking story of the rape of Dinah and the massacre of the Shechemites provides a fascinating case study for exploring the parameters within which Christian ethical appropriations of Old Testament stories can live.