The Bible as Word of God: In a Postmodern Age

The Bible as Word of God: In a Postmodern Age


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How is Scripture authoritative today? In this lively exchange in the Hein/Fry Lecture series, Fretheim and Froehlich mount important, divergent analyses of the situation and strategies to meet it.

Church historian Froehlich traces the crisis to civilizational change and draws masterfully on the ecclesial tradition to recover the Word of God as inspired, incarnate, and creative. Fretheim, by contrast, wrestles with the reality of postmodernism and the question of how Christians today can deal with problematic aspects of biblical texts, for example, their treatment of women and children. He points to postmodern developments with positive potential for the Bible to speak in our time.

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ISBN-13: 9781579108465
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Terence E. Fretheim is Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. His books include The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective (Overtures to Biblical Theology: Fortress Press, (1984), The Message of Jonah: A Theological Commentary (previously published by Augsburg, 1977, now published by Wipf and Stock Publishers) , Exodus (Westminster/John Knox: 1991), The Pentateuch (Abingdon Press: 1996), About the Bible: Short answers to Big Questions (Augsburg: 1999); A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (with B. Birch, W. Brueggemann, and David Petersen; Abingdon, 1999); Jeremiah (forthcoming from Smyth and Helwys, 2002).

Karlfried Froehlich is Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Emeritus, at Princeton Theological Seminary. His publications include Understanding the New Testament (with H.C. Kee and F.W. Young, 1965 and 1973), Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church (Sources of Early Christian Thought Series; Fortress Press, 1984), and an edition of the Standard Glossed Bible of the Middle Ages (4 volumes, 1992).

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