Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of covenantal
justice lies in the point that it is enabled through the imitation of divine love, which is revealed through "the solidarity of the Messiah with the sinful world.
25) Liam Tracey, "The Affirmation of Jewish Covenantal
Vitality and the Church's Liturgical Life," in Cunningham et at, Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today, pp.
thinking affirms God's sovereignty, His relationship with creation, and the freedom and responsibility of humankind.
But come Nathan and Elijah to magnify what might seem as a misdemeanor into a major transgression of the covenantal
paradigm and a radical turning away from God.
In this article, (1) I provide the background for contemporary appeals to the application of a covenantal
ethic to relationships in medicine, based on both Greek pagan and Christian traditions.
But in a covenantal
frame of reference grounded in God's abundance, others are seen to be brothers and sisters whose life is in a community of solidarity that shares the God-given resources for the well-being of 'all.
Research methods considered here include sociological research, experiments and quasi-experiments, ethnography, covenantal
ethics, and peacemaking; those on research practice include self-evaluation, relationships between researchers and subjects, indigenous voices, partnership, and visual representation.
In contrast, "A covenantal
relationship rests on shared commitment to ideas, issues, values, goals, and management processes.
Sexuality is a good gift from God, intended to be celebrated within covenantal
Hotson quite effectively argues that this theory is "unproductive" of any useful historical result--omitting, unfortunately, reference to recent studies of covenantal
thought that have also rejected Moltmann's theory as utterly incongruent with the documents.
Israel has failed to live up to its covenantal
obligations, especially in its treatment of the poor.
The least we can offer in return is to deliver on the covenantal
promise of a welcome return.
College-level and scholarly collections strong in Jewish ethics and morality issues must have The Jewish Idea of Ethics and Morality: A Covenantal
Perspective: it focuses on the 'social covenant' which much of Jewish morality is based upon, drawing connections between justice and mercy and outlining the rule of basic ethical principles as it affects moral decision-making processes.
I will argue that citizen/ state relationships, just as some student/teacher relationships, are covenantal
in nature and, as such, entail an increased moral burden on the part of the more powerful party.
The biblical covenants are relevant to our lives today because their wisdom--and power to order societies--has much to teach us about a covenantal
way of relating to God, to others, and to the created order.