Scholars have relied on a variety of theory-specific ideas regarding contractual and covenantal
The orientation of covenantal
forgiveness is outward rather than inward.
This intertextual analysis of the present text shows that in Hosea 14:2-8 the Lord calls upon Israel to reestablish the covenantal
The Hebrew Bible, particularly its covenantal
narratives such as those of Adam, Noah, and Moses, demonstrates the covenant ethical ethos of deep care for the natural environment.
But come Nathan and Elijah to magnify what might seem as a misdemeanor into a major transgression of the covenantal
paradigm and a radical turning away from God.
But in a covenantal
frame of reference grounded in God's abundance, others are seen to be brothers and sisters whose life is in a community of solidarity that shares the God-given resources for the well-being of 'all.
This kind of covenantal
relationship was the foundation of oaths promised throughout history and within the classical professions.
The revolutionary potential of both the civic-republican and the covenantal
kinds of nationalism were directed against the existing dispensation of hierarchical empires, kingdoms and churches in Europe--an order that was being fragmented with the rise of territorial monarchies.
The least we can offer in return is to deliver on the covenantal
promise of a welcome return.
College-level and scholarly collections strong in Jewish ethics and morality issues must have The Jewish Idea of Ethics and Morality: A Covenantal
Perspective: it focuses on the 'social covenant' which much of Jewish morality is based upon, drawing connections between justice and mercy and outlining the rule of basic ethical principles as it affects moral decision-making processes.
I will argue that citizen/ state relationships, just as some student/teacher relationships, are covenantal
in nature and, as such, entail an increased moral burden on the part of the more powerful party.
Further, Werrell argues, Tyndale ultimately called for the restoration of the covenantal
signs of the unreformed Church, to their original meaning, purified from the man-made additions and changes of the medieval which caused them to depart from their God-given purpose.