The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible

Christopher R. Seitz

The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible
The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible

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Christopher Seitz illuminates the two-testament character of Scripture and examines its significance for the contemporary church. He explicates the canonical interpretation project of Brevard Childs, interacts critically with current interest in the New Testament's use of the Old Testament, and addresses an issue of perennial concern: how to hear both testaments as Christian witness. This volume will be useful for biblical studies scholars and graduate students, and will be utilized by professors and students in biblical studies, theological interpretation of Scripture, and hermeneutics courses.

  • Contents
  • Introduction: Starting Points
  • 1. The Canonical Approach and Theological Interpretation
  • 2. Biblical Theology and Identification with Christian Scripture: "We Are Not Prophets or Apostles"
  • 3. An Illustration of the Challenge: The Letter to the Hebrews, Biblical Theology, and Identification
  • 4. Theological Use of the Old Testament: Recent New Testament Scholarship and the Psalms as Christian Scripture
  • 5. Old and New in Canonical Interpretation
  • 6. "Be Ye Sure That the Lord He Is God"--Crisis in Interpretation and the Two-Testament Voice of Christian Scripture
  • 7. The Rule of Faith, Hermeneutics, and the Character of Christian Scripture
  • Epilogue
  • Index


Pages: 224
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 0801039487
ISBN-13: 9780801039485

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