Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - 542 sidor
One would think that peace, a term that occurs as many as one hundred times in the New Testament, would enjoy a prominent place in theology and ethics textbooks. Yet it is surprisingly absent. Willard Swartley's Covenant of Peace remedies this deficiency, restoring to New Testament theology and ethics the peace that many works have missed.

In this comprehensive yet accessible book Swartley explicates virtually all of the New Testament, relating peace -- and the associated emphases of love for enemies and reconciliation -- to core theological themes such as salvation, christology, and the reign of God. No other work in English makes such a contribution.

Swartley concludes by considering specific practices that lead to peacemaking and their place in our contemporary world. Retrieving a historically neglected element in the Christian message, Covenant of Peace confronts readers anew with the compelling New Testament witness to peace.

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Introduction
1
Jesus and Peace The Gospel of the Reign of God
11
Shalom and Eirene in Hebrew Scripture the GrecoRoman World and the New Testament
27
Matthew Emmanuel Power for Peacemaking
53
Mark Gospel of the Way Crucif1ed Messiah
92
Luke Gospel of Joy Salvation Peace and Praise
121
Acts Gods Strategies for Peace in the Church
152
Jesus Makes the Covenant of Peace Retrospect and Prospect
177
Revelation Nonviolent Victory Faithfully Persevere in Prayer Praise and Worship
324
Discipleship and Imitation of Jesus the Suffering Servant The Mimesis of New Creation
356
Gods Moral Character as the Basis for Human Ethics Foundational Convictions
377
New Testament Peacemaking in the Service of Moral Formation
399
Summary and Conclusion Reflections and Directions
415
Analysis of Important Contributions to New Testament Theology and Ethics
431
Peter Stuhlmachers Twelve Theses on Peace in the New Testament
472
Bibliography
475

Pauls Peace Interpretation of Jesus Christ
189
Paul Victory over Evil Including the Principalities and Powers
222
Hebrews James and 1 Peter Peace Commitment Tested
254
The Johannine Corpus Conflictual Ethos and Alternative Community as Foundation for Peace
276
Peace and Mission in Johns Gospel Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
304
Index of Authors
507
Index of Subjects
514
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings
528
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Sida 126 - And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord : Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
Sida 54 - Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Sida 121 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Sida 355 - Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Sida 350 - Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ : for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accuseth them before our God day and night.
Sida 278 - I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one...
Sida 189 - But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.
Sida 289 - Lamb. :'And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it. for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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