12
Jan
08

New: Dirt, Greed, & Sex

A recent announcement from Fortress:

Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today, Revised Edition

One of the most urgent tasks in contemporary discussions and controversies over sexuality, in churches and in wider society, is to put the biblical resources into their proper social and cultural contexts.

In Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today, Revised Edition, L. William Countryman accomplishes this task in an exemplary way, showing how biblical conceptions regarding proper sexual behavior arose from concerns for purity and from cultures in which women and children were often perceived as property. What biblical texts say about sex often arises from concerns about dirt and greed.

This new revised edition of the landmark 1988 text includes updated text and notes throughout, taking advantage of recent studies of sexual ethics and, where appropriate, criticizing them. A new chapter evaluates recent proposals for a normative “ethic of creation,” and in a concluding chapter, Countryman offers his own positive statement of a New Testament ethic. The result is an invaluable resource for anyone who seeks to understand what the New Testament says about sex.

Order your copy today!

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2 Responses to “New: Dirt, Greed, & Sex”


  1. 1 Anticipated Serendipity
    January 22, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve been debating whether or not to buy this book. All of the excerpts I’ve read seem to make it really interesting, but I’m fearful that it may stray from being objective or true to the Bible.

    However this is something you would recommend? Do you feel it has a slant in any direction or do you feel he truly is objective and forthright?

  2. 2 Anticipated Serendipity
    January 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve been debating whether or not to buy this book. All of the excerpts I’ve read seem to make it really interesting, but I’m fearful that it may stray from being objective or true to the Bible.

    However this is something you would recommend? Do you feel it has a slant in any direction or do you feel he truly is objective and forthright?


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