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Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises
Hahn, Scott W.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009 pp. xiv + 589. $50.00

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Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library


Description: Biblical covenants, though varied in form and content, all serve the purpose of extending sacred bonds of kinship, Hahn explains. Specifically, divine covenants form and shape a father-son bond between God and the chosen people. Biblical narratives turn on that fact, and biblical theology depends upon it. With meticulous attention to detail, the author demonstrates how divine sonship represents a covenant relationship with God that has been consistent throughout salvation history. A canonical reading of this divine plan reveals an illuminating pattern of promise and fulfillment in both the Old and New Testaments. Godís saving mercies are based upon his sworn commitments, which he keeps even when his people break the covenant.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Pablo T. Gadenz
Published 10/22/2011
Citation: Pablo T. Gadenz, review of Scott W. Hahn, Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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