Item description for The Ethos of the Cosmos: The Genesis of Moral Imagination in the Bible by William P. Brown...
Recent studies of the biblical story of creation try to uncover its roots in ancient Near Eastern myths or its compatibility with modern science and ecology. In contrast, this work by William Brown investigates how the various pictures of creation found in Scripture helped shape the ancient faith community's moral character. Bridging the fields of biblical studies and ethics, this interdisciplinary work demonstrates how certain creation traditions of the Old and New Testaments were developed from the community's moral imagination for the purpose of forming and preserving both Israel's and the early church's identity in the world. Bringing to light insights largely overlooked by modern treatments of biblical ethics and creation, The Ethos of the Cosmos ends by recommending the formative power of creation for the contemporary church.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.17" Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Release Date Sep 16, 1998
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802845398 ISBN13 9780802845399
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More About William P. Brown
William P. Brown is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary and the author of several books and numerous articles on the Bible and its interpretation.
William P. Brown currently resides in Richmond, in the state of Virginia. William P. Brown was born in 1958.
William P. Brown has published or released items in the following series...
Dissertation Series / Society of Biblical Literature
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching