Oh How I Love Thy Law! Do Not Handle, Taste, or Touch

Can Christians keep the law and avoid legalism? This article looks at the place of the law in creation and the law during Moses’ time. It shows that understanding the stages of revelation in the Bible is important for understanding the role of the moral law, ceremonial law, and the civil law.

Delighting in the Law of the Lord – The Source of Law: Humanity or God?

In this chapter the author considers two views on the source of the law. One view is confident that humanity is the only source of law and of the knowledge of good and evil. The other view finds a fountain for the good life for ourselves and society if we turn back to God himself. Law is seen as an expression of the character of God. Questions for personal reflection and group discussion follow at the end of the chapter.

Delighting in the Law of the Lord – The Good Life: Found in Christianity or Postmodernism?

In Chapter 2 Barrs first considers how the past century witnessed a loss of biblical content to people’s views of God, truth, and moral convictions. Two views are considered: a Christian (traditional) view (morality and law are fixed and eternal) and a postmodern view (morality and law are constantly open to change). Questions for personal reflection and group discussion are at the end of the chapter.

Justification and the New Perspectives on Paul – How the Mighty Have Fallen: From Luther to Schweitzer

This book’s concern is with what has become known as the New Perspective on Paul, which is concerned with Paul's understanding of the lawworks of the law, righteousness, and other related issues. This chapter starts with a history of the study of Paul covering the period from Martin Luther to Albert Schweitzer.