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Old Testament Theology: Israel's Faith
Goldingay, John

Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2006 pp. 891. Volume 2 $45.00


Description: Old Testament Theology: Israel's Faith is the second of John Goldingay's magisterial three-volume Old Testament Theology. Whereas the first volume followed the epochal divine acts of Israel's "gospel" narrative, here Goldingay sets out the faith of Israel under the major rubrics of: God, Israel, The Nightmare, The Vision, The World, The Nations, Humanity. In a style that cleaves closely to the text, Goldingay offers up a masterful exposition of the faith of the First Testament, one born of living long with the text and the refined skill of asking interesting questions and listening with trained attention. Never one to sacrifice a close hearing of a text for an easy generality, or to mute a discordant note for the sake of reassuring harmony, Goldingay gives us an Old Testament theology shot through with the edge-of-the-seat vitality of discovery.

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

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Review by Stephen A. Reed
Published 1/5/2008
Citation: Stephen A. Reed, review of John Goldingay, Old Testament Theology: Israel's Faith, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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