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Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate : Five Hermeneutical Rules

Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate : Five Hermeneutical Rules - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802849427

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ISBN13: 978-0802849427
ISBN10: 0802849423
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing
Published: 2002
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Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate : Five Hermeneutical Rules - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802849427

Charles Cosgrove

ISBN13: 978-0802849427
ISBN10: 0802849423
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Arguing from scripture is one of the ways that Christians test their moral judgments. But are all methods of appealing to the Bible equally valid and effective? In this book Charles Cosgrove looks at the churchs long tradition of moral debate and analyzes five important hermeneutical rules that guide contemporary use of scripture in ethical argument. After introducing the nature of moral arguments generally, Cosgrove devotes one chapter to each of the five rules of biblical interpretation that make ethical appeals to scripture persuasive. He sets forth each rule's rationale, provides examples of its operation, and subjects it to critique. Based not only on the work of biblical scholars and Christian ethicists but also on Cosgrove's own experience with debates in classrooms, churches, and other Christian contexts, this volume is a valuable aid to readers who employ moral reasoning in real-life settings.

Author Bio

Charles H. Cosgrove is professor of New Testament studies and Christian ethics at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois.

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