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Being Human in Godís World: An Old Testament Theology of Humanity
McConville, J. Gordon

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016 pp. xii+228. $19.80


Description: This major work by a widely respected Old Testament scholar and theologian unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental questions of what it means to be human. J. Gordon McConville explores how a biblical view of humanity provides a foundation for Christian reflection on ethics, economics, politics, and church life and practice. The book shows that the Old Testament's view of humanity as "earthed" and "embodied" plays an essential part in a well-rounded Christian theology and spirituality, and applies the theological concept of the "image of God" to all areas of human existence.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by Andrea Saner
Published 12/1/2017
Citation: Andrea Saner, review of J. Gordon Mcconville, Being Human in Godís World: An Old Testament Theology of Humanity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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