From the January/February, 2007 issue of Touchstone
abortion The Silent Witness Speaks by W. Ross Blackburn

The Silent Witness Speaks

Abortion & Richard Hays’s Moral Ambiguity

by W. Ross Blackburn

"In a case where the New Testament offers us no clear instruction, it is perhaps inevitable that Christians will in good conscience reach different conclusions.” The writer is Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School and internationally recognized New Testament scholar, writing in his book The Moral Vision of the New Testament, perhaps the most influential book on New Testament ethics today ( Christianity Today declared it one of the best and most enduring books of the twentieth century).

The subject is abortion. The & . . .


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