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Metaphysics and the God of Israel

Neil Macdonald

Metaphysics and the God of Israel

Neil Macdonald

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Contents Part 1 1. The First Two Days Of Creation; Time And Space 2. YHWH The God Of Israel, Divine Self-determination, And The Mechanics Of Divine Action 3. God The Self-determining Self And Some Classical Problems Of The Doctrine Of Creation 4. The Sixth Day Of Creation - The Creation Of Humankind And The Imago Dei 5. The Seventh Day Of Creation - Our God Who Art In Heaven In The World 6. The Self-Determining Self And Israel's Historical Experience Of YHWH Part 2 7. YHWH In The Exodus Narrative- The Self-Determining Self Who Is Also A Desisting, Forbearing Self 8. God And The Primeval History 9. God And The Deuternomistic History Part 3 10. The Gospel Narrative, Substitutionary Atonement, And The Directorial Eye Of The Evangelist 11. Substitutionary Atonement And The Origins Of Divine Triunity

- Publisher Metaphysics and the God of Israel seeks to put back on the theological agenda not merely a biblical theology but a systematic theology of the Old and New Testaments. Author Neil B. MacDonald argues against current trends in the academy that question a unified biblical theology of the entire Bible. In doing so he covers the theological and philosophical gamut, from Aristotle, Anselm, and Augustine to Nicholas Wolterstoff, N. T. Wright, and Christopher Seitz. Students and scholars of biblical, theological, and philosophy studies will appreciate this contribution to biblical theology.

- Publisher "Neil MacDonald's reflection moves back, forth, and sideways between critical biblical study, high-modern philosophy in the analytical tradition, and classical Christian doctrine. Most who have attempted such explorations have reported mostly blockades and traps. MacDonald discovers instead sudden opportunities of faithful insight and of--very often unexpected--theological construction. A remarkable and, I think, important book to be read with attention."--Robert W. Jenson, formerly senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton; professor emeritus of religion, St. Olaf College"Neil MacDonald's latest book is the first major effort in many decades to attempt to reintegrate systematic theology with biblical studies. The author's grasp of the whole spectrum of modern biblical scholarship, both in Old and New Testaments, is highly impressive. Because of his unique mastery of philosophical theory as well, he is superbly equipped for this exciting task. His book will certainly serve to open up a fresh dialogue, which is long overdue."--Brevard Childs, emeritus professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School"MacDonald's is a voice crying in the wilderness. This is a brilliant effort to combine the very best in historical-critical and theological exegesis with dogmatic and philosophical reflection of a very high level. The writing style is lucid and at times almost poetic, which a theme as exalted as God's work in time requires. Sophisticated and full of insight. May his tribe increase."--Christopher R. Seitz, professor of Old Testament and theological studies, University of St. Andrews

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Contents Part 1 1. The First Two Days Of Creation; Time And Space 2. YHWH The God Of Israel, Divine Self-determination, And The Mechanics Of Divine Action 3. God The Self-determining Self And Some Classical Problems Of The Doctrine Of Creation 4. The Sixth Day Of Creation - The Creation Of Humankind And The Imago Dei 5. The Seventh Day Of Creation - Our God Who Art In Heaven In The World 6. The Self-Determining Self And Israel's Historical Experience Of YHWH Part 2 7. YHWH In The Exodus Narrative- The Self-Determining Self Who Is Also A Desisting, Forbearing Self 8. God And The Primeval History 9. God And The Deuternomistic History Part 3 10. The Gospel Narrative, Substitutionary Atonement, And The Directorial Eye Of The Evangelist 11. Substitutionary Atonement And The Origins Of Divine Triunity
- Publisher

Metaphysics and the God of Israel seeks to put back on the theological agenda not merely a biblical theology but a systematic theology of the Old and New Testaments. Author Neil B. MacDonald argues against current trends in the academy that question a unified biblical theology of the entire Bible. In doing so he covers the theological and philosophical gamut, from Aristotle, Anselm, and Augustine to Nicholas Wolterstoff, N. T. Wright, and Christopher Seitz. Students and scholars of biblical, theological, and philosophy studies will appreciate this contribution to biblical theology.
- Publisher

"Neil MacDonald's reflection moves back, forth, and sideways between critical biblical study, high-modern philosophy in the analytical tradition, and classical Christian doctrine. Most who have attempted such explorations have reported mostly blockades and traps. MacDonald discovers instead sudden opportunities of faithful insight and of--very often unexpected--theological construction. A remarkable and, I think, important book to be read with attention."--Robert W. Jenson, formerly senior scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton; professor emeritus of religion, St. Olaf College"Neil MacDonald's latest book is the first major effort in many decades to attempt to reintegrate systematic theology with biblical studies. The author's grasp of the whole spectrum of modern biblical scholarship, both in Old and New Testaments, is highly impressive. Because of his unique mastery of philosophical theory as well, he is superbly equipped for this exciting task. His book will certainly serve to open up a fresh dialogue, which is long overdue."--Brevard Childs, emeritus professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School"MacDonald's is a voice crying in the wilderness. This is a brilliant effort to combine the very best in historical-critical and theological exegesis with dogmatic and philosophical reflection of a very high level. The writing style is lucid and at times almost poetic, which a theme as exalted as God's work in time requires. Sophisticated and full of insight. May his tribe increase."--Christopher R. Seitz, professor of Old Testament and theological studies, University of St. Andrews
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Meet the Author

Neil Macdonald

Neil B. MacDonald (Ph.D.,University of Edinburgh) is Senior Lecturer of Theology at Roehampton University, he is the author of, most recently The SPCK Introduction to Martin Luther (London: SPCK, 2008), and Metaphysics and the God of Israel: Systematic Theology of the Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), Karl Barth and the Strange New World within the Bible: Barth, Wittgenstein, and the Metadilemmas of the Enlightenment (2nd edition - Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001). He is the co-editor of and contributor to Barth, Calvin, and Reformed Theology (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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  • Catalogue Code 255363
  • Product Code 0801032431
  • EAN 9780801032431
  • Pages 248
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Systematic Theology
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date May 2007
  • Sales Rank #25729
  • Dimensions 215 x 126 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.399kg

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