From Eden to Golgotha

From Eden to Golgotha

Author: R.W.L. Moberly

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532663314

Category: History

Page: 172

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“These essays have been brought together with a number of purposes in mind, within the context of a basic concern to explore something of the depth and vitality of the Jewish scriptures and of the Jewish and Christian religious traditions that have grown out of them.” —From the Introduction

A Theological Approach to the Old Testament

A Theological Approach to the Old Testament

Author: Leslie Tonkin Allen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874636

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The Old Testament has two great themes: creation and covenant. They embrace subthemes: wisdom in the case of creation; Israel's religion and the Davidic covenant under the general umbrella of covenant; and internationalism, which mostly develops the theme of covenant and partly the theme of creation. These topics cluster around a common center: Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament. This God is portrayed in different roles, which have attached to them role expectations for both Yahweh and those with whom he assumes relationship. Through contextual exegesis of key texts, we come to understand these roles and associated themes. While the Old Testament has its own distinctive contributions to make to divine revelation, much of its material is reused in the New Testament to explain and validate the New Testament message. By concentrating on the Old Testament, we learn to appreciate the enormous debt the New Testament owes to the Old in clarifying New Testament theological and moral perspectives.

Theological Interpretation and Isaiah 53

Theological Interpretation and Isaiah 53

Author: Charles E. Shepherd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567641083

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This study brings together the hermeneutical approaches of three Old Testament scholars, specifically as they pertain to the interpretation of Isaiah 52.13-53.12 in the framework of Christian theology. Contemporary discourse and hermeneutical discussions have led to the development of a point of confusion in theological hermeneutics, focusing on what relationship older frames of reference may have with those more recent. Bernhard Duhm is presented as a history-of-Religion scholar who does not easily abide by popular understandings of that school. Brevard Childs moves outward from particular historical judgments regarding the nature of redaction and form criticism, attempting to arrive at a proximately theological reading of the poem. Alec Motyer's evangelical commitments represent a large constituency of contemporary theological readership, and a popular understanding of Isaiah 53. Following a summary and critical engagement of each interpreter on his own terms, the study analyzes the use of rhetoric behind the respective readings of Isaiah 53, and proposes theological reading as a highly eclectic undertaking, distanced from the demarcations of 'pre-critical', 'critical', and 'post-critical'.

From Eden to Golgotha

From Eden to Golgotha

Author: H. H. Charles

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725297326

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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As is well known, there are various versions of the Bible. But what is perhaps more important to understand is that the various versions of the Bible are the result of the work of thousands of unknown and unknowable persons who worked over several millennia on the text of various written records in different languages. Biblical authorities and scholars who have studied and interpreted these texts usually arrive at a consensus of a correct, or nearly correct, version of the biblical text. Accepting that today's biblical texts result from studied consensus of the texts of the Bible, From Eden to Golgotha offers interpretations and suggested understandings that challenge and/or contradict standard and accepted interpretations. Some examples: Why did God select the Jews as his chosen people? Is there a basis for the universal condemnation of sex? Of divorce? Did God conclude he made a mistake in creating mankind? Having foretold millennia ago the fate of the Jewish people, does history down to this day document his foretelling? How much of Jesus' examples and teachings have been ignored by those who today flaunt their "Christianity"? Has G. K. Chesterton's insight that "it's not that Christianity has been tried and failed. It's that Christianity has never been tried" been proven true?

A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch

A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch

Author: Richard S. Briggs

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441236203

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In this concise volume, a team of fresh Old Testament voices explores the theological dimensions of the Pentateuch and provides specific examples of critically engaged theological interpretation. This Pentateuch text is unique in that it emphasizes theological reading, serving as an affordable supplement to traditional introductory Pentateuch texts. Each chapter introduces theological themes and issues in interpretation then offers exegesis of one or two representative passages to model theological interpretation in practice. This useful text will be valued by students of the Old Testament and the Pentateuch as well as pastors.

Abraham's Faith in Romans 4

Abraham's Faith in Romans 4

Author: Benjamin Schliesser

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161491971

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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The concept of faith is at the core of Paul's theology, and the classic assage for his understanding of pistis is Genesis 15:6. After discussing the history of scholarship on the Pauline concept of faith, Benjamin Schliesser explores the literary, tradition-historical and structural questions of Genesis 15 and offers a detailed exegesis of verse 6 with its fundamental terms count, righteousness, and believe. He then points to the theological significance of this testimony on Abraham for the Jewish identity; it comes into sight in a multifaceted and nuanced process of reception, from later Old Testament texts (Psalm 106; Nehemiah 9) to a broad array of literature from Second Temple Judaism (Septuagint, Sirach 44, Jubilees 14, 4QPseudo-Jubilees, 4QMMT, 1Maccabees, Philo). In the final and most substantial step, he asks about Paul's hermeneutics of faith: How does Paul, in his exegesis of the Genesis quote in Romans 4, come to view Abraham as the father of all believers? What is the concept of faith that he develops on the basis of Genesis 15:6? Taking into account the manifold textual and thematic links between Romans 4, Romans 3:21-31, and Romans 1:16-17, a unique, twofold structure of faith discloses itself: Pistis designates first a divinely established sphere of power, i.e., a new, christologically determined salvation-historical reality, and second human participation in this reality, i.e., individual believing in the community of believers. Particularly the first aspect is generally overlooked in modern scholarship.

Wine and Bread

Wine and Bread

Author: Photina Rech OSB

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725230576

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Sister Photina Rech is a mystagogue for our times. With passion and great learning she unfolds for us the mystery we celebrate. She delights in exploring what cannot be explained, in raising up the worlds of scripture and myth, of the early church and of the contemporary world. If you think you know all about Wine and Bread, take and read!

From Creation to Re-Creation

From Creation to Re-Creation

Author: Daniel Lazich

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664242746

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Within the last forty years, scientific discoveries and knowledge about our universe contain unprecedented theological implications. They imply that the creator exists, more so than ever before. These discoveries have developed a worldview that challenges both theologians and scientists to engage in a mutually fruitful dialogue. From Creation to Re-Creation uniquely presents God’s accomplishments as author Daniel Lazich transports himself to a time when authors wrote creation narratives to depict the contrast between the ancient epics and biblical narrative. It forcefully asserts that the creation of this world and humankind was accomplished by the Creator, who loves humanity selflessly. This assertion is backed by the most advanced study and research concerning our universe’s nature. Lazich writes that the final observer in quantum cosmology and God in the Bible are the same. From Creation to Re-Creation employs unprecedented theological implications to assert that the creator’s existence is necessary for the universe and humankind in it to exist.