Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context

Since Christians confess Jesus Christ as Lord, one might assume that most Christian ethics texts would ponder his teachings in detail. And since the Sermon on the Mount expounds Jesus’ teaching most comprehensively, one might expect such books to treat it thoroughly. According to Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee, however, hardly any Christian ethics texts, old or new, make constructive use of the Sermon. Instead, it is routinely ignored or misinterpreted by scholars and preachers.

 

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