Biblical Theology: The God of the Christian Scriptures
Drawing on decades of close study, esteemed scholar John Goldingay offers an expansive, refreshing biblical theology that does not search out a thematic core or overarching unity, but allows Scripture to speak for itself, in all its diversity. The result...
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Drawing on decades of close study, esteemed scholar John Goldingay offers an expansive, refreshing biblical theology that does not search out a thematic core or overarching unity, but allows Scripture to speak for itself, in all its diversity. The result is a rich and manifold witness to the ways of God!
:Imagine someone who has spent a lifetime listening deeply and attentively to the full range of Scripture's testimony. Stepping back, they now describe what they have seen and heard. What emerges is a theological cathedral, laid out on the great vectors of Scripture and fitted with biblically sourced materials.This is what John Goldingay has done. Well known for his three-volume Old Testament Theology, he has now risen to the challenge of a biblical theology. While taking the New Testament as a portal into the biblical canon, he seeks to preserve the distinct voices of Israel's Scriptures, accepting even its irregular and sinewed pieces as features rather than problems. Goldingay does not search out a thematic core or overarching unity, but allows Scripture's diversity and tensions to remain as manifold witnesses to the ways of God. While many interpreters interrogate Scripture under the harsh lights of late-modern questions, Goldingay engages in a dialogue keen on letting Scripture speak to us in its own voice. Throughout he asks, "What understanding of God and the world and life emerges from these two testaments?"Goldingay's Biblical Theology is a landmark achievement-hermeneutically dexterous, biblically expansive, and nourishing to mind, soul and proclamation.
John Goldingay (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His books include Models for Scripture; Models for Interpretation of Scripture; Walk On; and commentaries on Psalms (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms - 3 volumes); Isaiah (New International Bible Commentary); Daniel (Word Biblical Commentary); The Message of Isaiah 40-55: A Literary-Theological Commentary; and with David Payne, Isaiah 40-66 (International Critical Commentary - 2 volumes), and the recently completed Old Testament Theology(three volumes from InterVarsity Press). His major project is now to complete the series Old Testament for Everyone Bible commentary series
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- :prefaceintroduction1. God's Person2. God's Insight3. God's Creation4. God's Reign5. God's Anointed6. God's Children7. God's Expectations8. God's Triumphworks Consultedindex Of Namessubject Indexscripture Index