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New Theologies of the Old Testament and History: The Function of History in Modern Biblical Scholarship
Sláma, Petr

Vienna: LIT Verlag, 2017 pp. 304. €39.90

Series Information
Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel, 33


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

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Review by Edgar Kellenberger
Published 9/27/2018
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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