Routledge provides a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology. In a style that is clear, concise and nuanced, Routledge examines the theological significance of the various texts within their wider canonical context, noting unity and coherence while showing awareness of diversity. Readers looking for a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology will find that in the main body of the text, and those with more specific interests will find more detailed discussion and references to further reading in the numerous and expansive footnotes.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
1. Approaches to Old Testament theology
2. God and the "gods"
3. God and creation
4. God and his people (1): election and covenant
5. God and his people (2): worship and sacrifice
6. God and his people (3): receiving instruction
7. God and his people (4): kingship in Israel
8. God and his people (5): ethics and ethical questions
9. God and the future
10. God and the nations
Index of Scripture references
Index of names
Index of subjects
What People are Saying About This
"The task of Old Testament theology is critical in biblical interpretation, and in Christian theology, preaching and practice. It is also a minefield of methodological approaches. Robin Routledge has provided a concise, well-read and readable account of it. He shows how Old Testament theology may have its own authoritative voice in the church's use of the Bible, and how it is essential to Christian theology, not least for the church's mission. In the context of postmodern interpretations, he aims to reaffirm the essentially historical character of the Old Testament, and to find theological unity in it. This book will provide welcome orientation for readers who find the Old Testament difficult, and will repay careful study."