Old Testament Theology: Divine Call and Human Response
Old Testament Theology provides a foundational tool for a theological reading of the Old Testament. In the book's central chapters, John Kessler delineates six differing representations of the divine-human relationship, with special emphasis on the kind of response each one...
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Old Testament Theology provides a foundational tool for a theological reading of the Old Testament. In the book's central chapters, John Kessler delineates six differing representations of the divine-human relationship, with special emphasis on the kind of response each one evokes from the people of God. He traces these representations through the Old Testament, into the New Testament, and reflects on their significance for the values and character formation of the people of God today. Old Testament Theology combines elements of Old Testament history, exegesis, hermeneutics, and theology, and situates them within the social, cultural, and intellectual world of ancient Israel and Israelite religious institutions. The result is a comprehensive and readable introduction to Old Testament theology for students in seminaries and colleges.
John Kessler is Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale University College and Seminary. He resides in Toronto, Ontario.
- Preface: What Is This Book About? Acknowledgmentslist Of Abbreviations1 Reading The Old Testament Theologicallychallenges And Rewards2 Hearing God's Voice In The Old Testament3 The Old Testament's Portraits Of Relationship With God4 Creation Theologythe Relationship Of Knowing God As Creator And God's Purposes For Creation5 Covenants And Covenantal Relationships In Israel And The Ancient Near Eastan Overview6 Sinai Covenant Theologythe Relationship Of Grateful Obligation7 Promise Theologythe Relationship Of Confident Expectation8 Priestly Theologythe Gift Of Yahweh's Holy Presence9 The Theology Of Divine Accessibilityspeaking To God Amidst The Manifold Experiences Of Life10 Wisdom Theologythe Relationship Of Faith Seeking Understanding11 Living In The House That God Builtlearning To Read Scripture For Theological Emphasis And Relational Responsebibliographyindex