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The Bible in Government and Society

by Cone, Christopher

Tyndale Theological Seminary 2012

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Overview

The Bible in Government and Society explores biblical perspectives on issues like human rights, the sanctity of life, church and state, social responsibility, environmental concerns, sexuality and marriage, parental responsibility, plurality of ideas, self-defense, just war, and the impact of end-times prophecy on politics. This volume attempts to fairly represent contemporary cultural challenges and their biblical responses, and makes the case that the Bible is timeless and relevant for any era, providing answers and hope for every aspect of life.

The Logos Bible Software edition of The Bible in Government and Society is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of biblical ethics. All Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about sexuality, marriage, war, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides biblical perspectives on contemporary political and social issues
  • Asserts the sufficiency of Scripture

Contents

  • Artificial Color Is Not an Ingredient of Love
  • Human Rights and the Dignity of Human Life
  • God’s Sovereignty, Our Responsibility
  • Contextualizing Jesus’ Words
  • The Bible, Government and Social Justice
  • The ‘Menu’ Problem in Handling Jesus’ Words
  • The Inherent Limitation of Government
  • Sexuality, Christian Ethics, and the State
  • Marriage and the State
  • Marriage, the Bible and the State
  • Parental Discipline and Law
  • Discipline as Instruction, Not Retribution
  • Metaphysical Presuppositions in Environmental Thought
  • Environmental Considerations in Biblical Thought
  • On Plurality of Ideas: Society Works Better When We All Agree (With Me)
  • Issues of Conscience
  • A Time to Kill: Self Defense and Just War
  • Faith and the Academy: Faith Goes to College, What Comes Home?
  • Are We Under the Mosaic Law?
  • Eschatology, Politics, and Society: Absence (of the Kingdom) Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
  • Personal Eschatology: The Beginning Is the End

Product Details

  • Title: The Bible in Government and Society
  • Author: Christopher Cone
  • Publisher: Tyndale
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 267

About Christopher Cone

Christopher Cone is a professor of Bible and theology and president of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute. He has served as a pastor of Tyndale Bible Church and has authored or edited several books, including Biblical Sufficiency Applied, Practical Aspects of Practical Theology, and The Promises of God: A Synthetic Bible Survey.

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