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Title: Flowering of Old Testament Theology: A Reader in 20th Century Old Testament Theology, 1930-1990
Author: Ollenburger, Ben C
Additional Authors or Contributors: E A Martens, G Hasel (eds)
Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Publication Date: 2016
Paperback; ISBN: 9781575064604
Volumes: 1; Pages: 560
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Beginning theological students are frequently overwhelmed by the proliferation of volumes dealing with Old Testament theology, to say nothing of the variety of approaches used in these works. Each of the three sections in this volume--designed to ease entry into the field--is introduced by one of the editors in a survey essay that provides the necessary background for theological students.
The first section of this textbook contains, for the first time in English, two influential essays by Otto Eissfeldt and Walther Eichrodt. The second, main section provides two selections from the works of fourteen major Old Testament theologians of the twentieth century. The first excerpt details the theologian's methodology of doing Old Testament theology; the second provides an example of interpretation based upon this methodology. In addition to these excerpts (usually around twenty pages), the editors provide a short introduction and pertinent bibliography for each of the following theologians: Brevard S. Childs, Ronald E. Clements, Walther Eichrodt, Paul D. Hanson, Edmond Jacob, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., John L. McKenzie, Elmer A. Martens, Gerhard von Rad, Samuel Lucien Terrien, Theodorus C. Vriezen, Claus Westermann, George Ernest Wright, Walther Zimmerli.
The third and final section contains excerpts from five contemporary theologians: Walter Brueggemann, Hartmut Gese, Rolf Knierim, Jon D. Levenson, Phyllis Trible.
An appendix contains Johann P. Gabler's 1787 seminal essay on biblical theology. An extensive bibliography and indexes of topics, authorities, and Scripture references conclude the volume.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Setting the Stage
Ben C. Ollenburger--From Timeless Ideas to the Essence of Religion: Method in Old Testament Theology before 1930
Otto Eissfeldt--The History of Israelite-Jewish Religion and Old Testament Theology
Walther Eichrodt--Does Old Testament Theology Still Have Independent Significance within Old Testament Scholarship?
Part 2: Sampling Old Testament Theology
Elmer A. Martens--The Multicolored Landscape of Old Testament Theology
Theodorus C. Vriezen--The Nature of the Knowledge of God
George Ernest Wright--God the Warrior
Gerhard von Rad--Eighth-Century Prophecy
Edmond Jacob--The Spirit and the Word
John L. McKenzie--Cult
Walter Zimmerli--Life before God
Ronald E. Clements--Law and Promise
Walter C. Kaiser Jr--Promise
Samuel Lucien Terrien--Presence in Absence
Claus Westermann--God's Judgment and God's Mercy
Elmer A. Martens--Land and Lifestyle
Brevard S. Childs--Canon
Paul D. Hanson--The Community of Faith
Part 3: The Way Forward: Old Testament Theology in the Twenty-first Century
Gerhard F. Hasel--The Future of Old Testament Theology: Prospects and Trends
Hartmut Gese--Tradition History
Walter Brueggemann--A Shape for Old Testament Theology
Jon D. Levenson--Creation and Covenant
Phyllis Trible--Overture for a Feminist Biblical Theology
Rolf Knierim--Systematic Old Testament Theology
Johann P. Gabler--An Oration on the Proper Distinction between Biblical and Dogmatic Theology and the Specific Objectives of Each
Index of Topics
Index of Authorities
Index of Scripture References
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