Description: In this book, a few dozen Old Testament theologies written in the last two centuries are scrutinized with special regard to their relation to history. History as a way of making sense and finding one’s orientation out of the past is being discussed. A distinction between emic (taken from within a literary work) and etic (taken from outside of a literary work) perspectives is being suggested as an important criterion for understanding any Old Testament theology.
Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology
Review by Edgar Kellenberger
Citation: Edgar Kellenberger, review of Petr Sláma, New Theologies of the Old Testament and History: The Function of History in Modern Biblical Scholarship, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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