Friday 9 January 2009

Library of Biblical Theology

Walter Brueggemann, Old Testament Theology: An Introduction, Library of Biblical Theology (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008), viii + 433pp., ISBN 9780687340903.

This is the first volume in what looks like it could be an interesting new series of books, published by Abingdon Press. The blurb on the back cover reads:

‘The purpose of the Library of Biblical Theology is to bring the worlds of biblical scholarship and constructive theology together. It will do so by reviving biblical theology as a discipline that describes the faith of the biblical periods on the one hand, and on the other articulates normative understandings of modern faith and practice. Thus, volumes in the series will move from a description of God or an element relating to God as it is found in the biblical text, to making a theological judgment based on one’s own contemporary worldview, forged within a community of faith.’

Also promised as forthcoming is a volume by James D.G. Dunn on New Testament theology, and a volume to introduce the series by Leo G. Perdue, Robert Morgan, and Benjamin D. Sommer, called (appropriately) Biblical Theology: Introducing the Conversation.

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