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Old Testament is Dying, The: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations For The Church Catholic Series)

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The Old Testament comprises the majority of the Christian Bible and is a central part of the language of Christian faith. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture, leading to the loss of the Old Testament...


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The Old Testament comprises the majority of the Christian Bible and is a central part of the language of Christian faith. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture, leading to the loss of the Old Testament as a resource for faith and life.

This timely book details a number of ways the Old Testament is showing signs of decay, demise, and imminent death in the church. Brent Strawn analyzes the Old Testament's important role in Christian faith and practice and criticizes current misunderstandings that contribute to its decline, offering a way forward for all students of the Bible.

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  • Catalogue Code 378034
  • Product Code 9780801048883
  • ISBN 0801048885
  • EAN 9780801048883
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank 17161
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.451kg
  • :<b>contents<br></b><br>testimonia<br><b>part 1: The Old Testament As A Dying Language<br></b>1. The Old Testament Is Dying<br><i>a (non)telling Vignette<br>the Diagnosis, In Brief, With A Caveat<br>the Old Testament Is (like) A Language<br>plan Of The Book And Two Additional Caveats<br></i>2. Initial Testing<br><i>the U.s. Religious Knowledge Survey<br>the &amp;quot;best&amp;quot;(?) Sermons<br>the Psalms In Mainline Hymnody<br>the Revised Common Lectionary (and The Psalms)<br>conclusion<br></i>3. On Language Growth And Change, Contact And Death<br><i>language Change And Language Contact<br>pidgins And Creoles, Pidginization And Creolization<br>language Death<br>conclusion<br></i><b>part 2: Signs Of Morbidity<br></b>4. The New Atheism<br><i>dawkins And The New Atheists On The Old Testament<br>answering Dawkins<br>pidgin Versus Pidgin<br></i>5. Marcionites Old And New<br><i>the Old Marcion<br>tertullian Contra Marcion<br>von Harnack Pro Marcion, Or The New Marcion(ism)<br>contra Von Harnack, Or The Deadly Ramifications<br></i>6. New Plastic Gospels: The &amp;quot;happiologists&amp;quot;<br><i>the Bible And Your Best Everything Right Now!<br>assessing Osteen &amp;quot;and Company&amp;quot;<br>conclusion To Part 2<br></i><b>part 3: Path To Recovery<br></b>7. Recommended Treatment<br><i>on Saving Dying Languages<br>resurrecting Hebrew<br>learning First, New, And Very Old Languages<br>bilingualism And Code-switching<br>it Could Happen To You (us)<br></i>8. Saving The Old Testament<br><i>evidence Of Further Decline<br>deuteronomy As A Model Of/for Second-language Acquisition (sla)<br></i>9. Ways Forward And Not<br><i>the Most Basic (and Obvious) Recommendation: Regular Use<br>the Need For Adequate Linguistic Training<br>intentionality In Language Practice And Language Learning<br>on Creating Bilinguals<br>on &amp;quot;bothness&amp;quot;<br>the Challenge Of Future Change<br>music, Memory, Poetry, .&amp;nbsp;.&amp;nbsp;. And Children (again)<br>conclusion<br></i>appendix 1: Newton Series<br>appendix 2: Butler Series<br>appendix 3: Cox Series<br>appendix 4: Size Of Testaments<br>appendix 5: Sermon Data From Walter Brueggemann<br>appendix 6: Old Testament Texts Used By Walter Brueggemann<br>indexes

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