Dirt, Greed and Sex

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Dirt, Greed and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today (2001)

Author(s): L William Countryman

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9780334028574

Amazon UK: Dirt, Greed and Sex

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Academic writing, Ethics, and Theology

Topic(s): Biblical studies and Ethics

Especially suitable for: Academics and Those who are undecided about the homosexuality issue

This 2001 revised edition of the landmark 1988 text includes updated text and notes throughout, taking advantage of recent studies of sexual ethics and, where appropriate, criticising them. A new chapter engages the presumed ‘ethic of creation’ that has become a major theme among more conservative thinkers and writers in biblical ethics. A concluding chapter on sex is thoroughly rewritten and offers a positive statement of a New Testament sexual ethic.

[I have seen a later revision referred to, dated 2007, but have not been able to find the details; it may simply be a reprint. — Phil Gardner]


Dirt, Sex and Greed [sic] is a unique and important explanation of sexual ethics in the New Testament of the Bible and their implications for today. It is a bit of a dense, thorough read, but the content is paradigm-shattering in the very best way!” — Kristen SW Washington

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