9780800627720

Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context

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    9780800627720

  • ISBN10:

    0800627725

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-06-01
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr
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Summary

In this important work, Child's thesis is that a canonical approach to the scriptures of the Old Testament opens up new possibilities for exploring the theological dimensions of the biblical text.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Abbreviations xv
Introduction to Old Testament Theology
1(19)
The present task
1(1)
A survey of the history of the discipline
2(2)
Continuing problems
4(2)
A canonical approach to Old Testament theology
6(9)
Canonical approach and the modern debate
15(2)
The importance of Old Testament theology
17(3)
The Old Testament as Revelation
20(8)
The criticism of analytical philosophy
20(4)
The criticism of sociological analysis
24(4)
How God is Known
28(15)
Introduction
28(2)
God is known through creation
30(4)
Revelation through wisdom
34(2)
Revelation through history
36(2)
Revelation through the name
38(1)
Is the God of the Old Testament a male deity?
39(2)
Characteristic features of God's self-disclosure
41(2)
God's Purpose in Revelation
43(8)
The goal of self-disclosure
43(3)
The obscuring of God's will
46(2)
The eschatological restoration of his purpose
48(3)
The Law of God
51(7)
The knowledge and will of God
51(1)
The divine imperative
51(1)
God's will and its realization
52(1)
The canonical shape of the Sinai witness
53(3)
Theological implications of the Law
56(2)
Knowing and Doing the Will of God
58(5)
The dialectical poles
58(2)
Contextual illustrations
60(3)
The Theological Significance of the Decalogue
63(21)
The prologue
64(1)
`You shall have no other gods before me'
65(1)
`You shall not make yourself an image'
66(2)
`You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain'
68(2)
`Remember the sabbath to keep it holy'
70(2)
`Honour your father and mother that your days may be long in the land'
72(2)
`You shall not kill'
74(5)
`You shall not commit adultery'
79(2)
`You shall not steal'/(x) `You shall not covet...'
81(1)
`You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour'
82(2)
The Role of the Ritual and Purity Laws
84(8)
The scope of the subject
84(1)
Problems of method
85(1)
Towards a canonical interpretation
86(6)
The Recipients of God's Revelation
92(16)
Israel as God's chosen people
93(4)
The individual as recipient
97(6)
The individual as representative of humanity
97(2)
The individual as representative of Israel
99(4)
The nations as recipients of God's revelation
103(5)
Agents of God's Rule: Moses, Judges, Kings
108(14)
The role of Moses
108(4)
Judges
112(3)
Kings
115(7)
The rise of the kingdom
115(2)
Saul
117(1)
David
117(2)
The messianic hope
119(3)
The Office and Function of the Prophet
122(11)
Methodological issues
122(1)
The theological role of the prophets
123(5)
The prophetic promise
128(5)
True and False Prophets
133(12)
The search for biblical criteria
133(2)
The case of Jeremiah and Hananiah
135(5)
The effect of the canonical shaping
140(2)
I Kings 13
142(3)
The Theological Role of Priesthood
145(10)
The nature of the critical problem
145(4)
Towards a canonical construal of the priesthood
149(3)
Summary of the theology of priesthood
152(3)
Benefits of the Covenant: The Cultus
155(20)
Methodological issues
155(1)
The canonical shape of Leviticus
156(5)
The sacred dimension of reality
161(6)
Sacred times: the festivals
162(1)
Sacred space: tabernacle and temple
163(2)
Sacred objects
165(1)
Sacred personnel
166(1)
The cult as blessing
167(1)
Sacrifice and atonement
168(3)
The psalms and the cult
171(1)
The prophets and the cult
172(3)
Structures of the Common Life
175(13)
The modern debate
175(2)
A theological interpretation of Israel's institutions
177(11)
Civil institutions
178(3)
Class structure
181(1)
Legal institutions
182(2)
Military institutions
184(1)
Family Institutions
185(3)
Male and Female as a Theological Problem
188(8)
Male and female in Genesis 1-3
189(3)
Male and female in the Song of Songs
192(4)
The Theological Dimension of Being Human
196(8)
Introduction
196(1)
Canonical indices within the tradition
197(2)
Theological reflections on Old Testament anthropology
199(5)
The Shape of the Obedient Life
204(18)
A review of some theological approaches
204(3)
Canonical guidelines to Israel's response
207(7)
The Psalter
207(3)
Wisdom
210(2)
The Pentateuch
212(2)
Theological reflections in a canonical context
214(6)
The Psalter
214(3)
The prophets
217(1)
The histories and the writings
217(1)
The patriarchal narratives
218(2)
Summary
220(2)
Life Under Threat
222(14)
The primaeval threat, Genesis 1-11
222(4)
Covenant and curse
226(2)
Prophets
228(2)
Daniel and apocalyptic
230(1)
The Psalms, de profundis
231(1)
Wisdom
232(1)
The limits of the threat
232(2)
Summary
234(2)
Life Under Promise
236(12)
The scope of the material
236(1)
Methodological issues
237(1)
Patterns of canonical shaping
238(2)
Forms of the promise
240(8)
Judgment and salvation
240(1)
The messianic kingdom and its messiah
241(1)
The land
242(3)
Eternal life
245(3)
Index of Authors 248(6)
Index of Biblical References 254

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