"This Is My Belove Son, Hear Him!"

The Foundation for New Covenant Ethics and Ecclesiology

An Extensive Examination and Critique
of Historical and Contemporary Views
of Christian Ethics and Church Life

By Jon Zens


I.  The "Problem" in Christian Ethics
II. The True Old Testament Focus: The Person and Work of Christ
III. The True Relationship of Christ to the Law: To Fulfill and Set Aside
IV. A True Measure of Obedience: The Work and Words of Christ
V. A New Covenant, A New Commandment, A New Exodus
VI. The True Purpose of Law in the History of Mankind
VII. Paul's Dual View of the Law & Paul's View of Redemptive History
VIII. Perspectives in Christian Ethics Examined

The Anabaptist Perspective
Reformation Perspective
A Lutheran Perspective
The Puritan Perspective
The Dutch Reformed Perspective
Progressive Reformed Perspective
A Dispensational Perspective
Reconstructionism Perspective
Traditional Reformed Perspective
A Neo-Evangelical Perspective
Changed Perspective

IX. Practical Implications of Christ as Our Ethical Starting Point
X. The Pattern of Christ and the Christian Lifestyle
XI. The Sum of the Matter: "This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him."
XII. Theological Overview