Esther & Daniel

Esther & Daniel

by Samuel Wells, George Sumner

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Overview

The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances the assumption that the Nicene creedal tradition, in all its diversity, provides the proper basis for the interpretation of the Bible as Christian scripture. The series volumes, written by leading theologians, encourage Christians to extend the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition to our day. In this addition to the acclaimed series, two respected scholars offer a theological exegesis of Esther and Daniel. As with other volumes in the series, this book is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434211
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Samuel Wells (PhD, University of Durham) is vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church at Trafalgar Square in London, England. He previously served as dean of the chapel and taught at Duke University. Wells is the author of several books, including Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, Be Not Afraid, and Transforming Fate into Destiny: The Theological Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas. George Sumner (PhD, Yale University) is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He previously served as principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and has served in various pastoral roles.

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

Abbreviations xv

Esther Samuel Wells

Author's Preface 3

Introduction to Esther 5

Setting: Esther 1-2 25

Crisis: Esther 3-4 43

Reversal: Esther 5-8 61

Outcome: Esther 9-10 81

Daniel George Sumner

Author's Preface 95

Introduction to Daniel 97

Daniel 1 121

Daniel 2 129

Darnel 3 137

Daniel 4 145

Daniel 5 151

Daniel 6 155

Daniel 7 159

Daniel 8 175

Daniel 9 183

Daniel 10 195

Daniel 11 201

Daniel 12 207

De Spe-A Concluding Topological Postscript 223

Bibliography for Daniel 227

Subject Index 229

Scripture Index 235

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