Demanding Our Attention Pb Paperback

The Hebrew Bible as a Source for Christian Ethics

by Emily Arndt;

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Demanding Our Attention Pb

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What can we possibly learn about our relationships to others from reading the story of an ancient father who raised a knife to slaughter his beloved only son? Contemporary Christian ethicists, faced with such dilemmas, are often tempted to treat the Hebrew Bible in a limited, distanced, and even dismissive way. Yet Emily Arndt here argues that ancient scriptures can be a vital resource for Christian ethical studies today. Focusing on a close analysis of the akedah the story of Abrahams near-sacrifice of Isaac she demonstrates the power of even the most troubling and uncomfortable Old Testament narratives to teach valuable ethical lessons. Placing ourselves in relationship to such complex, perhaps un-resolvable, and always challenging sacred texts, she says, is in itself a practice that can help us learn to relate authentically and ethically to others. This is a fully formed, sophisticated, and beautifully written book, offering an important contribution to the field of theological ethics. . . . A fitting tribute to a scholarly career that was cut short all too soon. Jean Porter (from the foreword)

Demanding Our Attention Pb by Emily Arndt was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in April 2011. The ISBN for Demanding Our Attention Pb is 9780802865694.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (April 2011)
Number of Pages240
Thickness15 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3970108
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