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Ethics
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The study of the ethical contents of the New Testament. Although the New Testament does not offer a systematized code of ethics, morality is encoded within the covenantal framework of the worship of the one God, through the example and sin-destroying work of Christ and the power and guidance provided by the Holy Spirit.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ethics, New Testament
Ethics, Christian The study of the ethical contents of the New Testament. Although the New Testament does not offer a systematized code of ethics, morality is encoded within the covenantal framework of the worship of the one God, through the example and sin-destroying work of Christ and the power and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ethics
ETHICS. This entry consists of two articles, one covering ethics in the OT and one covering ethics in the NT.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ethics
ethics, moral conduct according to principles of what is good or right to do. Ethical concerns occupy a central position throughout the Bible with respect to the actions of individuals as well as the whole community. At points, they are presented in terms of general and absolute norms (as in the Ten
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ethics
EthicsA term drawn from Greek philosophy, “ethics” denotes an effort to present norms of behavior in a systematic way that shows their internal, rational coherence. Not all biblical writings concerned with norms of behavior represent a strictly ethical stance in this sense. Many passages treat the norms
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Ethics
EthicsPaul demonstrated the personal character integral to the new life created by faith in Jesus Christ as well as the obligations for personal, family, church and social relationships. The radical implications of this new creation soon to be fully manifest at the Parousia were related to the realities
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Ethics
EthicsThe equivalent of the term ethics is not found in the later NT writings—or in the Gospels or in the Pauline epistles—but there is ethics (see DJG, Ethics of Jesus; DPL, Ethics). There is reflection and instruction concerning the character and conduct worthy of the gospel, rich reflection and inspired
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
conduct
conduct. A name formerly in general use for any priest who was engaged to read the prayers in the chapel of a college of which he was not on the foundation. The chaplains at Eton College are still so described.
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Ethics, Social
Ethics, SocialTo speak of social ethics and in the Reformed tradition involves making arbitrary distinctions. In a basic sense, all ethics is social because it involves the interaction of human beings, even when it concerns their motivations and character. All social ethics is personal, for the same
Ethics, Theological
Ethics, TheologicalTheological ethics in the Reformed tradition has stressed the active power and presence of God and the need for conscious response in piety to God’s rule. As a result, this tradition has emphasized the need to comprehend and order all life in faithfulness to the One made known in
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ethics
Ethicsethics, human moral conduct according to principles of what is good or right to do. Ethical concerns occupy a central position throughout the Bible with respect to the actions of individuals as well as the whole community. At points this is presented in terms of general and absolute norms (as
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Absolute Nature of Morality
Morality, Absolute Nature of. Orthodox Christianity has always defended moral absolutes. However, most modern ethicists hold some form of relativism. Thus, it is necessary to defend the belief in moral absolutes.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ETHICS
ETHICS<eth’-iks>:In this article, which proposes to be of a general and introductory character, we shall first deal with the nature and function of ethics generally, showing its difference from and relation to other cognate branches of inquiry. Secondly, we shall sketch briefly the history of ethics
Key passages
Le 19:18

You shall not seek vengeance, and you shall not harbor a grudge against your fellow citizens; and you shall love your neighbor like yourself; I am Yahweh.

Mic 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does Yahweh ask from you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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Topics & Themes