Ethics of jesusBiblical thought may generally be divided into two categories: theology and ethics. Theology is the attempt to understand God and his dealings with this world, while ethics is the human conduct which flows from that understanding. In Judaism* ethics was originally identified with the
Jesus, ethic of. The ethic of Jesus is primarily encapsulated in the first three books of the New Testament and expounded by the New Testament writers. Jesus’ ethic arose out of his proclamation of the eschatological *kingdom of God, which called kingdom citizens to obey the king and to *love each other.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
A. The character of Christ.—It is remarkable that all study of Christ necessarily begins with His character. It is not so with other great men, even the founders of religions. What primarily drew adherents to them was not the goodness of their characters, but some gift or power which they possessed.
ethics of Jesus. Widely lauded, and variously interpreted, the ethics of Jesus constitute not only a standing reproach of human sin and moral weakness but also a vivid picture of the kind of people his followers should and can be. See also Jesus Christ VI.B.I.InterpretationA.Major schools of thought
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
ETHICS OF JESUSThe “ethics” of Jesus concerns how Jews (and later Gentiles) follow Jesus in his own praxis of Torah observance, his own articulation of the premier revelation of *God’s will in Israel’s Torah, and how to embody his moral teachings in ways that manifest the *kingdom of God. In particular,
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
PERFECTION, CHRISTIANTherefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.Matt. 5:48.Leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection.Heb. 6:1.Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.Jas.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5