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The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture

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In each chapter Child's focus is in on a different Christian age, to show how the church has continuously struggled with the meaning of its sacred texts. In the final chapter he draws out implications for modern debates about the...


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In each chapter Child's focus is in on a different Christian age, to show how the church has continuously struggled with the meaning of its sacred texts. In the final chapter he draws out implications for modern debates about the role of scripture in church life.
-Publisher

A key emphasis of Brevard Childsbs distinguished career has been to show not only that the canon of Scripture comprises both Old and New Testaments but also that the concept of bcanonb includes the way the Christian church continues to wrestle in every age with the meaning of its sacred texts. In this new volume Childs uses the book of Isaiah as a case study of the churchbs endeavor throughout history to understand its Scriptures.^In each chapter Childs focuses on a different Christian age, using the work of key figures to illustrate the churchbs changing views of Isaiah. After looking at the Septuagint translation, Childs examines commentaries and tractates from the patristic, Reformation, and modern periods. His review shows that despite an enormous diversity in time, culture, nationality, and audience, these works nevertheless display a bfamily resemblanceb in their theological understandings of this central Old Testament text. Childs also reveals how the church struggled to adapt to changing social and historical conditions, often by correcting or refining traditional methodologies, while at the same time maintaining a theological stance measured by faithfulness to Jesus Christ. In an important final chapter Childs draws out some implications of his work for modern debates over the role of Scripture in the life of the church.^Of great value to scholars, ministers, and students, this book will also draw general readers into the exciting theological debate currently raging in the Christian church about the faithful interpretation of Scripture.
-Publisher

"In this new volume Childs uses the book of Isaiah as a case study of the church's endeavor throughout history to understand its Scriptures." "In each chapter Childs focuses on a different Christian age, using the work of key figures to illustrate the church's changing views of Isaiah." "Of great value to scholars, ministers, and students, this book will also draw general readers into the exciting theological debate currently raging in the Christian church about the faithful interpretation of Scripture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 216990
  • Product Code 0802827616
  • EAN 9780802827616
  • Pages 344
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Dimensions 242 x 164 x 28mm
  • Weight 0.699kg

Brevard S Childs

Brevard S. Childs was Sterling Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Davenport College, The Divinity School, Yale University, and author of Biblical Theology in Crisis, Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments: Theological Reflection on the Christian Bible, The Book of Exodus: a Critical, Theological Commentary, The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture,The Church's Guide for Reading Paul: The Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus and Isaiah (Old Testament Library). He taught at Yale from 1958-2007 and was famous for his Canonical-approach to the interpretation of Scripture.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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