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Scripture and Ethics: Twentieth-Century Portraits [Paperback]

By Jeffrey Siker (Author)
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Siker describes and analyzes the Bible's various uses in the theology and ethics of eight of the 20th century's most important and influencial Christian theologians: Reinhold Niebuhr, H. Richard Niebuhr, Bernhard Haring, Paul Ramsey, Stanley Hauerwas, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.

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How should the Bible be used in Christian ethics? Although this question has been addressed many times, little attention has gone to how the Bible actually has functioned in constructing theological ethics. In this book, Siker describes and analyzes the Bible's various uses in the theology and ethics of eight of the twentieth century's most important and influential Christian theologians: Reinhold Niebuhr, H. Richard Niebuhr, Bernhard Haring, Paul Ramsey, Stanley Hauerwas, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Of each author Siker asks five related questions: which biblical texts does the author in fact use; in what ways are the texts used; how does the author envision the authority of the Bible; what kind of hermeneutic does the author employ; and what has each author's approach to the Bible yielded in terms of Christian ethics? Siker ends each chapter with a critical evaluation of the various problems and prospects for the author's use of Scripture, and concludes the study with a comparison and contrast of the authors' respective appropriations of the Sermon on the Mount.

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Scripture and Ethics: Twentieth-Century Portraits by Jeffrey Siker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Booklist - 11/01/1996 page 462


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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 19, 1996
Publisher   Oxford University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0195110994  
ISBN13  9780195110999  


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Jeffrey S. Siker is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA.


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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
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An excellent resource !  Aug 27, 1999
New Testament scholar Jeffrey Siker has done a good service to both biblical scholars and theological ethics by examining the actual use of Scripture in eight of the most influential 20th C. Christian theologians writing on ethical issues. The student of Christian ethics is struck by some notable omissions (perhaps, most obviously, that of Walter Rauschenbusch), but no work can cover everyone and Siker's treatment invites similar investigations. He gives capsule summaries of the major works and themes of each of his exemplars before examining what biblical passages are regularly cited, how they are used, to what extent the theologian in question interacted with critical biblical scholarship, and the conclusions drawn. His comparisons and conclusions are insightful. As a Christian ethicist trained also in biblical studies, I noticed one conclusion of Siker's that was greatly affected by his choice of figures to examine. Siker notes that Christian theological ethics is seldom very informed by close interaction with New Testament scholarship and vice versa. He laments the narrow "turf" protection in academics that is largely responsible for this lack. While his conclusion and lament both seem accurate, there are a number of theological ethicists who are giving more attention to critical biblical scholarship and a number of biblical scholars giving increasing attention to ethical dimensions of the biblical materials. In both cases, these numbers appear to be growing, though they remain small.

While not flawless, Siker's work is significant and is highly recommended.

 

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