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Two Testaments, One Bible (3rd Edition)

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In this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition of Two Testaments, One Bible, David L. Baker investigates the theological basis for the continued acceptance of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, through a study of its relationship to the New...

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In this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition of Two Testaments, One Bible, David L. Baker investigates the theological basis for the continued acceptance of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, through a study of its relationship to the New Testament* Do we need the Old Testament today?* Is this collection of ancient writings still relevant in our postmodern and increasingly post-literary world?* Isn't the New Testament a sufficient basis for the Christian faith? * What does the Old Testament God of power and glory have to do with the New Testament God of love whom Jesus calls 'Father'? * Are these two very different Testaments really one Bible?


?? He introduces the main issues, surveys the history of interpretation, and critically examines four major approaches. He then considers four key themes, which provide a framework for Christian interpretation of two Testaments in the context of one Bible: 'typology,' 'promise and fulfilment,' 'continuity and discontinuity,' and 'covenant.' He completes his study with a summary of the main conclusions and reflection on their implications for the use of the Bible today.?
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Do we need the Old Testament today? Is this collection of ancient writings still relevant in our postmodern and increasingly post-literary world? Isn't the New Testament a sufficient basis for the Christian faith? What does the Old Testament God of power and glory have to do with the New Testament God of love whom Jesus calls 'Father'? Are these two very different Testaments really one Bible? In this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition ofTwo Testaments, One Bible, David L. Baker investigates the theological basis for the continued acceptance of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, through a study of its relationship to the New Testament. He introduces the main issues, surveys the history of interpretation, and critically examines four major approaches. He then considers four key themes, which provide a framework for Christian interpretation of two Testaments in the context of one Bible: 'typology, ' 'promise and fulfilment, ' 'continuity and discontinuity, ' and 'covenant.' He completes his study with a summary of the main conclusions and reflection on their implications for the use of the Bible today.

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 300211
  • Product Code 9781844744008
  • ISBN 1844744000
  • EAN 9781844744008
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Uk
  • Publication Date Feb 2010
  • Sales Rank 84550
  • Weight 0.626kg

David L Baker

Dr David L. Baker (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is senior lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia. He was Deputy Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and he taught Old Testament studies at seminaries in Indonesia during the 1980s and 1990s, and is the author of Two Testaments, One Bible: A study of the theological relationship between the Old and New Testaments and Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law.

Koorong -Editorial Review.

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