Bibliography on Scripture and Christian Ethics

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This comprehensive and ecumenical bibliography of titles related to Scripture and ethics includes books and periodicals in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Many entries contain brief annotations which indicate their scope or thesis. Entries are arranged both according to the Old and New Testament, as well as the individual books and/or authors. Entries are also given in certain key thematic issues, such as methodology of the interplay and usage of the Bible in ethics, liberation theology and Scripture, biblical authority, feminist issues in biblical hermeneutics, and a number of theological themes such as justice and righteousness, the love command, law and gospel, sin and reconciliation, etc. Finally, entries are provided which cover a number of particular ethical themes such as ecology, economics, medical ethics, sexual ethics and gender issues, war and peace. A final section gathers titles which were published prior to the Second Vatican Council, which marked a watershed for the greater appropriation of Scripture in the discipline of Roman Catholic moral theology. This bibliography provides an overview of the vast array of material available, topics covered and approaches used by authors writing in the five principal Indo-European languages, but also representing all the major Christian traditions, as well as Jewish ethics and material drawn largely from the Old Testament. This work will be a valuable reference guide for any individual research project into any of the various areas of biblical ethics.


"Of unique interest is the section treating social questions such as ecology, economic issues, liberation themes, politics, sexual ethics, gender issues, and war. This practice of grouping entries greatly assists researchers who want to narrow their searches quickly." - Choice

"This is an extremely valuable resource for biblical scholars and Christian ethicists alike. Bretzke compiles an extraordinary list of articles and books - many of them annotated in some detail - listing them by author under five major subject headings. . . . An index of authors' names also increases the usefulness of the book." - The Bible Today

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