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Ethics
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One may rightly ask whether Jews and Christians really have an ethics per se. For them the law of the Lord is perfect, “reviving the soul” and “making wise the simple” (Ps. 19:7; see also Psalm 119). The Jews carefully expound and specify this law in the Talmud, while Christians see it fulfilled in the risen Lord and find in it an offer of comprehensive freedom and d…

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Ritschl, Dietrich, Derbolav, Josef, Boraas, Roger S., Merk, Otto, Gründel, Johannes, Ross, Rosetta E. and Ulrich, Hans G., “Ethics”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E392>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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