What Are They Saying About Scripture and Ethics? examines how theologians select and interpret biblical material for Christian living. Their different ethical systems and Christologies shape their understanding of the passages they select. This book introduces the reader to the main types of Christian ethics from natural law to liberation theology and from narrative theology to the ethics of radical discipleship. Scripture is too rich to fit any single system of theology, but each of these theologians unlocks a different facet of the word of God.
Scripture has emerged as the core of Christian ethics in our century as theologians have applied biblical scholarship to practical living. They have discovered the impact of biblical symbols and story, of parable and poetry on our morality. Together they invite the reader to discover new ways to respond practically to the revelation of God. William Spohn brings together the results of this intense debate among scholars in a clear and lucid presentation for the general reader.