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Theological diversity and the authority of the Old Testament

Author: John Goldingay
Publisher: Carlisle : Paternoster, 1995, ©1987.
Series: Biblical and theological classics library.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Goldingay
ISBN: 0853646546 9780853646549
OCLC Number: 35135757
Notes: Originally published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, 1987.
Description: ix, 308 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Theological diversity in the Old Testament --
Forms of diversity in Old Testament faith --
Reasons for the diversity of Old Testament faith --
Degrees of diversity and forms of contradiction --
Is it appropriate to look for the theological coherence in the Old Testament? --
Part I: A contextual or historical approach --
2. Can we explain diverse theologies by their contexts? --
Diversity within the boundaries of membership of one "family" --
Diversity of viewpoint and diversity of context --
The usefulness and limitations of this contextual approach --
Are some contexts more illuminating than others? --
Instances of themes emerging at their most illuminating in particular contexts. 3. A contextualizing study of "the people of God" in the Old Testament --
The wandering clan --
The theocratic nation --
The institutional state --
The afflicted remnant --
The community of the promise --
The continuing story of the people of God in Judaism and Christianity --
Permanent insights and recurring questions --
What does it mean to be the people of God? Part II: An evaluative or critical approach --
4. Can we affirm some viewpoints and criticize others? --
Evaluation on the basis of the material's moral concern --
Evaluation on the basis of the material's developmental level --
Evaluation on the basis of the material's Mosaic or prophetic spirit --
Evaluation on the basis of a comparison with New Testament concerns --
Evaluation of the material on its own terms --
Sachkritik --
The canon within the canon --
An evaluative or critical approach to diversity in the Old Testament --
5. An evaluative study of the teaching of Deuteronomy --
Deuteronomy's behavioral values --
Deuteronomy's theological perspective --
Deuteronomy's pastoral strategy. Part III: A unifying or constructive approach --
6. Can we formulate one Old Testament theology? --
The search for a unity underlying the Old Testament as a whole --
Drawbacks and limitations about the search for a unity underlying Old Testament faith --
Old Testament theology and Old Testament symbols --
A constructive approach --
Instances of the need for theological construction with Old Testament material. 7. A unifying approach to "creation" and "salvation" in the Old Testament --
Salvation history emphasized and subjected to critique --
Nature overshadowed and re-acknowledged --
Blessing overshadowed and re-acknowledged --
Wisdom overshadowed and re-acknowledged --
The polarity of God's involvement in the regularities of life (creation) and His acts of deliverance (redemption) --
The world God redeems is the world of God's creation --
The world God created is a world that needed to be redeemed --
Human beings are redeemed to live again their created life before God --
The redeemed humanity still looks for a final act of redemption/re-creation.
Series Title: Biblical and theological classics library.
Responsibility: John Goldingay.

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