Biblical Theology

January 6, 2022

“Using a historical-critical method of exegesis, this investigation of Christian sexual ethics in the NT looks to the meaning of relevant NT texts in their own historical and literary contexts. It deals with the topic in eleven chapters: stories about Jesus, conflict on divorce, ‘thou shalt not commit adultery,’ teaching the disciples, conduct to be avoided, advice for new Christians, the church at Corinth, pleading with the saints in Rome, revisionist Paul, under the influence of Paul, and sexual ethics. Collins, professor of NT at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and author of Divorce in the New Testament (1992) and First Corinthians (1999), concludes that a NT sexual ethics must involve the notion of embodied human existence, a proper understanding of women, and the love command.”

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