Is There A High Ethic That Can Be Derived From The NT For Today (Even If We Take Middle Of The Road Scholarship Instead of Evangelical Scholarship As Our Heuristic)? Looks like there is.
A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision -- centered in the themes of community, cross and new creation -- that has profound relevance in today′s world. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality and abortion.
The main worry this book should raise for a Christian I think has to do with ONE PARTICULAR theory of inspiration commonly known as the plenary, verbal, and confluent theory of inspiration which entails inerrancy. In particular, this book would be a falsification of that THEORY OF INSPIRATION. Becoming convinced that the NT contains a forgery or two or three shouldn't cause a Christian to abandon their worldview then (i.e. God exists, Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus was resurrected, etc.), it should simply cause a Christian to adjust their theory of inspiration. (See my re-thinking Biblical Inspiration Section)
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