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Old Testament is Dying, the - a Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations For The Church Catholic Series)

Old Testament is Dying, the - a Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations For The Church Catholic Series)
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Old Testament is Dying, the - a Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations For The Church Catholic Series)

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The Old Testament comprises the majority of the Christian Bible and is a central part of the language of Christian faith. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture, leading to the loss of the Old Testament as a resource for faith and life.

This timely book details a number of ways the Old Testament is showing signs of decay, demise, and imminent death in the church. Brent Strawn analyzes the Old Testament's important role in Christian faith and practice and criticizes current misunderstandings that contribute to its decline, offering a way forward for all students of the Bible.

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The Old Testament comprises the majority of the Christian Bible and is a central part of the language of Christian faith. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture, leading to the loss of the Old Testament as a resource for faith and life.

This timely book details a number of ways the Old Testament is showing signs of decay, demise, and imminent death in the church. Brent Strawn analyzes the Old Testament's important role in Christian faith and practice and criticizes current misunderstandings that contribute to its decline, offering a way forward for all students of the Bible.

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Table Of Contents

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    testimonia
    part 1: The Old Testament As A Dying Language
    1. The Old Testament Is Dying
    a (non)telling Vignette
    the Diagnosis, In Brief, With A Caveat
    the Old Testament Is (like) A Language
    plan Of The Book And Two Additional Caveats
    2. Initial Testing
    the U.s. Religious Knowledge Survey
    the "best"(?) Sermons
    the Psalms In Mainline Hymnody
    the Revised Common Lectionary (and The Psalms)
    conclusion
    3. On Language Growth And Change, Contact And Death
    language Change And Language Contact
    pidgins And Creoles, Pidginization And Creolization
    language Death
    conclusion
    part 2: Signs Of Morbidity
    4. The New Atheism
    dawkins And The New Atheists On The Old Testament
    answering Dawkins
    pidgin Versus Pidgin
    5. Marcionites Old And New
    the Old Marcion
    tertullian Contra Marcion
    von Harnack Pro Marcion, Or The New Marcion(ism)
    contra Von Harnack, Or The Deadly Ramifications
    6. New Plastic Gospels: The "happiologists"
    the Bible And Your Best Everything Right Now!
    assessing Osteen "and Company"
    conclusion To Part 2
    part 3: Path To Recovery
    7. Recommended Treatment
    on Saving Dying Languages
    resurrecting Hebrew
    learning First, New, And Very Old Languages
    bilingualism And Code-switching
    it Could Happen To You (us)
    8. Saving The Old Testament
    evidence Of Further Decline
    deuteronomy As A Model Of/for Second-language Acquisition (sla)
    9. Ways Forward And Not
    the Most Basic (and Obvious) Recommendation: Regular Use
    the Need For Adequate Linguistic Training
    intentionality In Language Practice And Language Learning
    on Creating Bilinguals
    on "bothness"
    the Challenge Of Future Change
    music, Memory, Poetry, . . . And Children (again)
    conclusion
    appendix 1: Newton Series
    appendix 2: Butler Series
    appendix 3: Cox Series
    appendix 4: Size Of Testaments
    appendix 5: Sermon Data From Walter Brueggemann
    appendix 6: Old Testament Texts Used By Walter Brueggemann
    indexes
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