This translation makes a once-in-a generation benchmark in New Testament ethics available for Anglophones. Zimmermann’s innovative “implicit ethics” transcends established methods and approaches. His analysis by means of a vast array of multi-disciplinary resources, ancient and modern, discloses Pauline approaches that are rarely absolute, but demonstrate coherent systems of hierarchical values (with love at the apex) and relationships (especially with God, Christ, and congregation) that allow for flexible, concrete behaviors principally for the benefit of others.
In Logic of Love, the renowned German New Testament scholar Ruben Zimmermann sets forth St. Paul’s “implicit ethics” as a coherent and meta-ethically defensible account of the Christian life. Given the long debate about ethics in the bible and the use of the bible in ethics, this work makes a profound contribution that will interest anyone who pounders the point and purpose of Paul’s thought.