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This volume engages in constructive ways with the groundbreaking thought of Brevard S. Childs, one of today's most respected and influential biblical scholars. Written by eighteen colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, the book explores the canonical method of interpretation so fundamental to Childs's work and applies this method to readings of specific passages from the Old and New Testaments.
Brevard S. Childs, Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University, is one of today's most respected and influential biblical scholars. Produced in honor of Childs's published work and classroom presence over the past forty years, this new volume engages in constructive ways aspects of Childs's thought while remaining faithful to the comprehensive vision of biblical and theological studies that he has never ceased to outline, illustrate, and defend in his many books and articles. Written by eighteen students, colleagues, and friends from a broad range of disciplines, the essays included here explore the canonical method of interpretation so fundamental to Childs's work and apply this method to readings of specific passages from the Old and New Testaments.
Kathryn Greene-McCreight (Ph.D., Yale University) is an advising pastor in the seminarian intern program at Yale Divinity School and assistant rector at St. John's Episcopal Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Her previous books include Ad Litteram: How Augustine, Calvin, and Barth Read the Plain Sense of Genesis 1-3 and Feminist Reconstructions of Christian Doctrine.
Christopher R. Seitz (Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of biblical interpretation at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. He previously taught at the University of St. Andrews and Yale University. He is the author or editor of twelve books including Figured Out: Typology, Providence and Christian Scripture; Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism; Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets, The: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation; Isaiah 1-39 (Interpretation Bible Commentaries) and most recently Colossians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).