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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

Editor in Chief: Robert L. Brawley

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics (OEBE) explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive analytical and constructive treatments of a wide range of topics by leading biblical scholars and ethicists. Combining traditional theoretical frameworks, such as comparative religion, with more recent approaches (postmodern, queer and gender theory, etc.), the OEBE provides a landmark reference overview of everything from ethics in books of the Bible to modern movements and hot-button issues, such as capital punishment, bioethics, and abortion.

The two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 180 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 7,000 words. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides a thorough introduction to the topic that will be of use to scholars and students alike. Given its contemporary resonance and detailed summary of current scholarship, the OEBE offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary starting point for research.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2014.


Table of Contents

Abortion
Ableism and Transhumanism
Abrahamic Covenant
Acts
Adultery
Aliens
Amos
Animals
Anthropology
Antinomianism
Anti-Semitism
Apartheid
Apocalypse of John
Apocalyptic
Authority
Beatitudes
Bioethics
Blood Vengeance
Body and Embodiment
Bribery
Canticles
Capitalism
Casuistic Ethics
Catholic Epistles
Character Ethics
Charity
Cheating
Chronicles
Classes
Cloning
Commandments
Communism
Community
Conquest
Conscience
Consequentialism
Consumerism
Conversion
Corinthian Correspondence
Covenant
Covenant Code
Covetousness
Creation
Culture
Davidic Covenant
Dead Sea Scrolls
Death and Dying
Debt
Deception
Deformity
Descriptive and Prescriptive Ethics
Deuteronomy
Deuteropauline Epistles
Deviance
Dietary Laws
Disability
Discipleship
Discourse, Ethics of
Dishonesty
Diversity and Plurality in Interpretation
Divorce
Duty
Dying
Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiology
Ecology
Education
Egalitarianism
Elderly
Emancipation
Embodiment
Environment
Envy
Ephesians
Equality
Eschatology
Esther
Ethos
Eudaemonism
Eugenics
Euthanasia
Example
Excess
Exile and Restoration
Exodus
Exploitation
Ezekiel
Ezra and Nehemiah
Family
Feminism
Fidelity
Flesh
Food
Foreigners
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Formation
Fornication
Foundationalism/Anti-Foundationalism
Fraud
Free Will and Determinism
Freedom
Friendship
Galatians
Gender
Gene Therapy
Genesis
Genocide
Golden Rule, The
Good and Evil
Good, The
Gospels
Grace and Mercy
Greed
Habakkuk
Hebrews
Hedonism
Hierarchy
History of Interpretation: New Testament
Holiness Code
Holy Spirit
Holy War
Homelessness
Homosexuality
Honesty
Honor and Shame
Hosea
Hospitality
Household Codes
Hubris
Human Being
Humanism
Humanitarianism
Humility
Hunger
Identity
Idolatry
Image of God
Imitation
Immorality
Imperative and Indicative
Imperialism
Imprisonment
Inspiration
Integrity
Interest
Interim Ethic
Isaiah
James, Epistle of
Jealousy
Jeremiah
Jesus
Jesus Sirach
Jewish Interpretive Traditions
John and the Epistles of John
John, Epistles of
Jonah
Joshua and Judges
Jude
Judges
Judgment
Just Price
Just War
Justice
Kidnapping
Killing
Kingdom of God
Kings
Kinship
Labor
Lamentations
Land
Law
Liberation
Libertinism
Life
Liturgy and Worship
Loyalty
Lying
Magic
Malachi
Mammon
Mark
Marriage and Divorce
Materialism
Methodology
Micah
Militarism
Mishnah
Misogyny
Monarchy
Monasticism
Money
Monogamy
Monopoly
Moral Formation
Morality (vs. Ethics)
Mosaic Covenant
Multinational Corporations
Murder
Nahum
Narrative Ethics
Natural Law
Nehemiah
Neighbor
Nihilism
Nomism
Normative Ethics
Numbers
Obadiah
Obedience
Obligation
Oppression
Original Sin
Orphans
Other
Ownership
Pacifism
Pardon
Parents
Pastoral Epistles
Patience
Patriotism
Paul
Peace
Peter, First and Second
Philanthropy
Philemon
Philippians and Philemon
Political Ethics
Pollution
Polygamy
Poor, The
Population
Possessions
Postcolonialism
Postmodernism
Poverty
Poverty, Voluntary
Power
Preferential Option for the Poor
Prejudice
Prescriptive and Descriptive Ethics
Pride
Principalities
Prison
Prison Epistles
Property
Prostitution
Protest
Psalms
Punishment
Purity Laws
Queer Theory
Rabbinic Literature
Racism
Rape
Redemptive History
Refugees
Relativism
Reparation
Repentance
Reproduction, Assisted
Resistance, Passive
Resources, Access to
Restitution
Resurrection
Retaliation
Retribution
Revelation
Revelation
Righteousness
Romans
Ruth
Sabbath
Salvation
Salvation History
Sanctification
Self and Other
Sermon on the Mount
Sexuality
Shame
Shema
Sin
Sinaitic Covenant
Situational Ethics
Slavery
Social Classes
Social Identity
Social Order
Song of Solomon
Song of Songs
Sources and Backgrounds
Spirit
Spiritual Powers
State, The
Stealing
Stewardship
Strangers and Sojourners
Suffering
Suicide
Talmud
Taxation
Teleology
Theories of Ethics
Thessalonian Correspondence
Timothy, First and Second
Tithe
Titus
Transhumanism
Typology
Unemployment
Universalism
Urbanization
Utilitarianism
Values
Vegetarianism
Vengeance
Violence
Virtue
Virtue Ethics
War
Wealth and Possessions
Widows
Will
Wisdom Literature
Wisdom of Solomon
Women
Worship/Liturgy
Zechariah

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