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The Resource Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief, John H. Walton

Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief, John H. Walton

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Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief
Title
Old Testament theology for Christians
Title remainder
from ancient context to enduring belief
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John H. Walton
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Language
eng
Summary
The Old Testament was written for us, but not to us. We will fully grasp its theology only when we are immersed in the ancient cultural river of Israel and the broader cultural river of the ancient Near East. In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern (and even many of our Christian) preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament. He challenges us to see it anew as if for the first time as guests in a strange and foreign land. Walton offers a theology of the Old Testament that is consistently guided by what the ancient authors intended as they wrote within their cognitive environment. As we engage with their world, questions arise: Why was the law given to Israel and how should we view it today? How does the Old Testament understand sin and salvation? Did God command Israel to commit genocide? What was the role of the temple and its sacrifices in God's covenant with Israel? Is there an integrating and central theme of Old Testament theology? What did God require of Israel and how does that apply to Christians today? Should we look to the Old Testament for solutions to twenty-first century issues? How should we read the Old Testament in light of Christ? In this capstone to a career of studying and teaching the Old Testament, Walton s answers take unexpected turns. Viewed within its ancient Near Eastern cognitive environment, the text blossoms into fresh and challenging insights. No matter how you are accustomed to approaching the Old Testament, Old Testament Theology for Christians will challenge and sharpen your perceptions
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10619767
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DLC
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1952-
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Walton, John H.
Dewey number
230/.0411
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Theology
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from ancient context to enduring belief
Label
Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief, John H. Walton
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and foundations -- Yahweh and the gods -- Cosmos and humanity -- Covenant and kingdom -- Temple and Torah -- Sin and evil -- Salvation and afterlife -- Conclusions
Control code
1898885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780830851928
Lccn
2017047473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780830851928
  • (OCoLC)1006533148
Label
Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief, John H. Walton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and foundations -- Yahweh and the gods -- Cosmos and humanity -- Covenant and kingdom -- Temple and Torah -- Sin and evil -- Salvation and afterlife -- Conclusions
Control code
1898885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780830851928
Lccn
2017047473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780830851928
  • (OCoLC)1006533148

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