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Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church: Exploring the Formation of Early Christian Thought
Heine, Ronald†E.

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007 pp. 204. $18.99

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Evangelical Ressourcement


Description: The contemporary church dismisses Christianitys foundational Scriptures at its own peril. However, the teachings of the Old Testament are less and less at the center of congregational preaching and conversation. The early church fathersvisionaries such as Augustine, Origen, and Tertullianembraced the Hebrew Scriptures, allowing the Old Testament to play a central role in the formation of their beliefs. As todays Christians struggle to relate to concepts such as the Jewish law and the prophets, pastors and laypersons benefit from looking through the lenses of these thoughtful pioneers. This latest volume in the Evangelical Ressourcement series helps the Old Covenant to come alive.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Martin C. Albl
Published 8/16/2008
Citation: Martin C. Albl, review of Ronald E. Heine, Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church: Exploring the Formation of Early Christian Thought, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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