Make The Old Testament Live

Overview

The Old Testament makes up three-quarters of the Bible and has had an incalculable influence on Western civilization and culture. Yet it often is largely unread in the church, neglected by preachers, and avoided by students.
This volume, written by experienced scholars and educators from five continents, offers fresh perspectives on teaching the Old Testament today. Addressing the problems of curriculum, context, and communication, these essays discuss such topics as which ...
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Overview

The Old Testament makes up three-quarters of the Bible and has had an incalculable influence on Western civilization and culture. Yet it often is largely unread in the church, neglected by preachers, and avoided by students.
This volume, written by experienced scholars and educators from five continents, offers fresh perspectives on teaching the Old Testament today. Addressing the problems of curriculum, context, and communication, these essays discuss such topics as which parts of the Old Testament should be taught, what approaches work best with each level of students, and what modern educational methods can be applied to teaching the Bible.
Practical, insightful, and based on years of classroom experience in institutions ranging from seminaries to secular universities, this book will enable all teachers of the Bible or theology to make the Old Testament more vital for their students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802844279
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/23/1998
  • Edition number: 802
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.53 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Bringing Alive the Old Testament: Its Role in the Wider Curriculum 3
2 A Table in the Wilderness: Towards a Post-liberal Agenda for Old Testament Study 19
3 A Theological Approach 48
4 Correctly Handling the Word of Truth - Teaching the Old Testament as a Christian Book 63
5 A Star-Spangled Old Testament: Teaching in the American Seminary 80
6 A Religious Book in a Secular University 93
7 Teddy-Bear Sacrifices: Selling the Old Testament in a Religious Studies Department 101
8 From Student to Scholar: Surviving as an Old Testament Ph.D. Student 111
9 From Scholar to Student: Supervising Old Testament Ph.D. Students 122
10 Teaching the Old Testament in the Context of Islam 131
11 Perspectives on Teaching the Old Testament from the Two-Thirds World 144
12 Studying the Original Texts: Effective Learning and Teaching of Biblical Hebrew 161
13 'Let the Wise Listen and Add to Their Learning': Modern Education and an Ancient Book 173
Annotated Old Testament Bibliography 191
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