Ezekiel (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible Series)
The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this compelling addition...
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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this compelling addition to the series, esteemed theologian Robert Jenson presents a theological exegesis of Ezekiel that is well suited for Old Testament, Ezekiel, prophets, and theological interpretation courses.
Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this addition to the series, esteemed theologian Robert W. Jenson presents a theological exegesis of Ezekiel.
"Robert Jenson brings to the interpretation of Ezekiel years of theological study, a deeply Trinitarian vision, and an ability to read the Bible as Christian scripture. That combination vivifies the dry bones of much standard biblical exegesis and illumines what is surely one of the strangest of biblical books."--Gilbert Meilaender, Valparaiso University"Here is a faithful Christocentric reading of Ezekiel that sits happily alongside this Jewish reader''s cherished volume of Moshe Greenberg''s commentary on Ezekiel. Jenson''s Christocentric reading is also a deep reading of this text, drawing up dimensions of form and force and meaning that will also serve the rabbinic reader: not because of any leveling or syncretism, but because, once drawn up, these dimensions may then be drawn forward in their different ways by the differing communities of rabbinic and Christian readers."--Peter Ochs, University of Virginia Additional comments from Peter Ochs:"Robert Jenson is as lovingly patient with Ezekiel word''s and with the Spirit''s unpredictable movements through them as he is impatient with any modern reader''s temptation to ''know'' the text before moving with it. Here is a reading through which the great ''irresolvable'' dichotomies of modern thinking are shown to lack imagination. Jenson''s reading shows how a Christologically figural reading can at the same time be non-supersessionist; how a doctrinally Christian reading can attend at the same time to the text as an historical document; how a reading that explicitly addresses our modern prejudices can at the same time attend to the scriptural text as a document of Christian witness; and how a Christian theological reader can honor scriptural law as well as divine grace. This is a commentary that is informed equally by the verses themselves and by the spirit of lifelong theological study. Here Ezekiel meets up with Martin Luther and Karl Barth and this all makes wonderful sense as a careful exegesis of the prophetic texts. Readers are treated to a mutually enriching dialogue between the vast textual and theological wisdoms of one of contemporary Christianity''s greatest thinkers."--Peter Ochs, University of VirginiaPraise for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible:"What a splendid idea! Many preachers have been longing for more commentaries that are not only exegetical but theological in the best sense: arising out of the conviction that God, through his Word, still speaks in our time. For those of us who take our copies of Martin Luther''s Galatians and Karl Barth''s Romans from the shelves on a regular basis, this new series in that tradition promises renewed vigor for preaching, and therefore for the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church in our time."--Fleming Rutledge, author of The Bible and The New York Times and The Seven Last Words from the Cross"This new series places the accent on ''theological'' and reflects current interpretive ferment marked by growing resistance to the historical-critical project. It may be that scripture interpretation is too important to be left to the exegetes, and so a return to the theologians. We will wait with great anticipation for this new series, at least aware that the outcomes of interpretation are largely determined by the questions asked. It is never too late to ask better questions; with a focus on the theological tradition, this series holds the promise of asking interpretive questions that are deeply grounded in the primal claims of faith. The rich promise of the series is indicated by the stature and erudition of the commentators. Brazos has enormous promises to keep with this project, and we wait with eagerness for its appearing!"--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary"The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible makes a most welcome contribution to the church, the academic world, and the general public at large. By enlisting a wide range of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox theologians who differ on much, but who agr
Robert W. Jenson (DrTheol, University of Heidelberg) is former senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry. He is the author of Systematic Theology: Volume 1: The Triune God (1997), Systematic Theology: Volume 2: The Works of God (1999), On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions (2003), (with Solveig Lucia Gold) Conversations with Poppi about God: An Eight-Year-Old and Her Theologian Grandfather Trade Questions (2006) and coeditor (with Carl Braaten) of Christian Dogmatics. He has also written commentaries on Song of Songs (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) and Ezekiel (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).
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