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Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church's One Bible
Driver, Daniel R.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. xiv + 354. $50.00

Description: Brevard Childs (1923-2007), one of the monumental figures in biblical interpretation in the last half-century, is a founding presence in the current resurgence in theological interpretation of Scripture. He combined critique of biblical scholarship with a constructive proposal related to the canon. Because his work is influential, complex, and contested, it needs and merits clarification. In this full-scale explication of Childs's thought, Daniel Driver takes account of the complete corpus of Childs's work, providing a thorough introduction to the context, content, and reception of his canonical approach. Originally published in hardcover by Mohr Siebeck, this affordable North American paperback edition adds an appendix giving English translations of the numerous German extracts in the book.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Canonical Criticism, History of Interpretation

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Review by Philippus J. Botha
Published 1/4/2013
Citation: Philippus J. Botha, review of Daniel R. Driver, Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church's One Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2013).

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