Review of Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context

Nice review of this volume by Brevard Childs at Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth.

It begins:

Brevard S. Childs was Sterling Professor of Divinity (Emeritus)  at Yale University until his death nearly two years ago on June 23, 2007.  Best known for his ‘canonical approach’ to Scripture, Childs left behind a legacy of impressive scholarship and theological reflection in the service of the academy and the Church.  Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context is Childs’ “understanding of Old Testament theology in a less technical form than [his] earlier commentary and introductions.” (p. xiii)  According to Childs the “most pressing need within the contemporary scene seems to be in suggesting a new manner of theological reflection rather than once again rehearsing in detail familiar lines of earlier research.” (p. xiii)  In enters his ‘canonical approach.’


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