We’ve now reached the section of The Moral Vision of the New Testament where Richard Hays begins to examine how the New Testament speaks to specific, controversial issues.
(If you’ve gotten behind in the reading or you’re just joining us, I recommend skipping ahead to this section. See the reading schedule here. But make sure to check out the previous two posts, the first on focal images for New Testament ethics and the second on how five ethicists’ use the New Testament to reach their conclusions.)
Here’s the question for today: Is it ever God’s will for Christians to employ violence in defense of justice? Continue reading