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Word Without End
The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness

By Christopher R. Seitz

Word Without End
Paperback, 367 pages $34.95
Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781932792140
Format: 9in x 6in


Subjects: All Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible

Word Without End advocates a canonical approach to biblical interpretation, one that does not allow the New Testament to eclipse the interpretation of the Old Testament. In so doing, Seitz directly challenges the way in which the Old Testament is currently being read and taught in theological seminaries. By attending to “theology,” “exegesis,” and “practice”—the three divisions of the book—Seitz models a reading of the Old Testament as Scripture that lays out a theological foundation for the life of the church.

Abbreviations   

Introduction      

Biblical Theology

1. The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness: Inscripting a Theological Curriculum           

2. God as Other, God as Holy: Election and Disclosure in Christian Scripture          

3. The Historical‑Critical Endeavor as Theology: The Legacy of Gerhard von Rad

4. "And without God in the World": A Hermeneutic of Estrangement Overcome

5. "In Accordance with the Scriptures": Creed, Scripture, and "Historical Jesus"  

6. Old Testament or Hebrew Bible?: Some Theological Considerations   

7. The Changing Face of Old Testament Studies

8. Biblical Authority in the Late Twentieth Century: The Baltimore Declaration, Scripture‑Reason‑ Tradition, and the Canonical Approach      

9. "We Are Not Prophets or Apostles": The Biblical Theology of B. S. Childs          

Exegesis

10. Isaiah and the Search for a New Paradigm: Authorship and Inspiration                           

11. Isaiah and Lamentations: The Suffering and Afflicted Zion     

12. Royal Promises in the Canonical Books of Isaiah and the Psalms         

13. How Is the Prophet Isaiah Present in the Latter Half of the Book? The Logic of Isaiah 40‑66 within the Book of Isaiah

14. Isaiah in Parish Bible Study: The Question of the Place of the Reader in Biblical Texts 

15. Isaiah in New Testament, Lectionary, Pulpit 

16. The Call of Moses and the "Revelation" of the Divine Name: Source‑Critical Logic and Its Legacy        

Practice

17. The Divine Name in Christian Scripture           

18. Human Sexuality Viewed from the Bible's Understanding of the Human Condition   

19. The City in Christian Scripture             

20. Reader Competence and the Offense of Biblical Language: The Limitations of So‑Called Inclusive Language 

21. The Lectionary as Theological Construction  

22. Sexuality and Scripture's Plain Sense: The Christian Community and the Law of God

Conclusion         

Index of Authors             

Index of Scripture References  

"[Seitz] urges a recover of nerve in the theological interpretation and shows us what that means. . . . A rare gift."

Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"An interesting and stimulating book. Seitz is not only a skilled exegete and theologian but also a committed teacher to the academic audience as well as to the Christian community. This book marks a step forward in the present debate on a theologically fruitful exegesis of the Old Testament."

—Rolf Rendtorff, University of Heidelberg

"As an eloquent advocate for an unabashedly theological approach to interpreting the Old Testament, Seitz is an important voice. Indeed, one is tempted to say a prophetic voice in American biblical scholarship. This collection of essays is essential reading for all who are concerned about interpreting the Old testament as the Scripture of the Christian church."

Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School

Christopher R. Seitz (Ph.D. Yale) is Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies, University of Saint Andrews, Scotland. He is the author or editor of eight books including Figured Out: Typology, Providence and Christian Scripture (2001) and Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism (2001).



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 367 pages
ISBN:
 9781932792140
Format:
 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:
  REL067000
Imprint:
 Baylor University Press



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