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Old Testament theology for Christians

John H. Walton

Old Testament theology for Christians

from ancient context to enduring belief

by John H. Walton

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  • Theology

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    The Old Testament was written for us, but not to us. We will fully grasp its theology only when we are immersed in the ancient cultural river of Israel and the broader cultural river of the ancient Near East. In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern (and even many of our Christian) preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament. He challenges us to see it anew as if for the first time as guests in a strange and foreign land. Walton offers a theology of the Old Testament that is consistently guided by what the ancient authors intended as they wrote within their cognitive environment. As we engage with their world, questions arise: Why was the law given to Israel and how should we view it today? How does the Old Testament understand sin and salvation? Did God command Israel to commit genocide? What was the role of the temple and its sacrifices in God"s covenant with Israel? Is there an integrating and central theme of Old Testament theology? What did God require of Israel and how does that apply to Christians today? Should we look to the Old Testament for solutions to twenty-first century issues? How should we read the Old Testament in light of Christ? In this capstone to a career of studying and teaching the Old Testament, Walton s answers take unexpected turns. Viewed within its ancient Near Eastern cognitive environment, the text blossoms into fresh and challenging insights. No matter how you are accustomed to approaching the Old Testament, Old Testament Theology for Christians will challenge and sharpen your perceptions.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementJohn H. Walton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1192.5 .W353 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 pages
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26945532M
    ISBN 100830851925
    ISBN 109780830851928
    LC Control Number2017047473
    OCLC/WorldCa1006533148

    What is Biblical Theology, Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, and Jewish Biblical Theology? o Although we as Christians divide the Bible into New Testament theology and Old Testament theology, we must remember the Bible is one complete, unified book. o Biblical theology, deals with the whole Bible as one document through whichFile Size: KB.   Bruggemans theology focuses more on the interaction between the various dominant voices of the Old Testament than on particular topics or themes. He is brilliant in the first and last part of the book when discussing both the history of the discipline of Old Testament theology and how Christians might faithfully approach the Old Testament/5.

    John H. Walton. Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Beliefs. IVP Academic, See here to p Author: James Pate. These final twelve books of the Old Testament are usually referred to in the English-speaking Christian tradition as the Minor Prophets. In Hebrew tradition these books are contained in a single scroll called “The Book of the Twelve.” It forms a kind of anthology with a .

    The author is a lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology, and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is also the author of The Gospel in Revelation, Gospel and Wisdom, According to Plan, and Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian article is excerpted, with slight editing, with permission from Gospel and Kingdom, chapter 1, pages This is the first installment in a projected three-volume Old Testament theology from the pen of Goldingay, the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. This first volume develops a narrative theology of the Old Testament in a descriptive and inductive manner, following the Old Testament’s canonical order.


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Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief - Kindle edition by Walton, John H. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief/5(17).

Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief is, overall, an easy volume to peruse, because it is written for those who have little or no specialized background in Old Testament studies/5(14). John H. Walton’s book, Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief, provides a strong foundation for modern students to develop an Old Testament theology which can frame the sometimes-discordant passages of the OT.

We often view the OT as the early story of redemptive history/5. John Sailhamer, Introduction to Old Testament Theology: A Canonical Approach () This first one is not what one would call an OTit is a book about OT Sailhamer, who taught at Western in the 90s, walks the reader through a series of methodological decisions for thinking theologically about the OT.

In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern—and even inherited Christian—preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament.

He challenges us to see it anew—as if for the first time—as guests in a strange and fascinating foreign land.4/5(1). In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern—and even inherited Christian—preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament.

He challenges us to see it anew—as if for the first time—as guests in a strange and fascinating foreign land. Old Testament Theology for Christians appropriately begins with an introduction that provides a detailed discussion of Walton’s hermeneutical consideration, which becomes the foundation for the entire book.

Walton is understandably clear about his approach and readers are encouraged to evaluate the presuppositions therein. While this paints a broad picture of Old Testament theology, the lack of comprehensiveness belies the book’s claim of being an Old Testament theology.

Moberly fails to build an Old Testament theology from the entire body of the Old Testament, which pays attention to the Bible’s own internal development.

As New Testament Christians in the New Covenant, which commands or moral principles are obligatory and would apply regardless of the covenants because they are universal morals that transcend the Mosaic Law.

God’s laws—from both the Old Testament and New Testament—are not just arbitrary expressions of His power. Old Testament Theology is the branch of Biblical theology that seeks theological insight within the Old Testament or Hebrew explores past and present theological concepts as they pertain to God and God's relationship with creation.

While the field started out as a Christian endeavor written mostly by men and aimed to provide an objective knowledge of early revelation, in the twentieth. In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern--and even inherited Christian--preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament.

He challenges us to see it anew--as if for the first time--as guests in /5(52). This text may then teach that Christians are to “do” the law by obeying the love command (the law is “reduced” to this one command) 10 or to keep the law truly by making love preeminent in their broader “doing” of the law.

11 But the distinctive theological significance of this verb in the New Testament suggests that it is referring. Old Testament theology for Christians: from ancient context to enduring belief Walton, John H. Old Testament Theology for Christians is the capstone of John H.

Walton's career in studying and teaching the Old Testament through the distinct vantage of the Ancient Near Eastern cognitive environment. In this interview, hosted by Brian Donnelly-Lewis, John H.

Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, discusses his new book, "Old Testament Theology for. Get this from a library. Old Testament theology for Christians: from ancient context to enduring belief. [John H Walton] -- The Old Testament was written for us, but not to us.

We will fully grasp its theology only when we are immersed in the ancient cultural river. New Testament scholar Thomas Schreiner makes it clear in 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law that the old has passed now that the new has come, giving us a new basis for Christian behavior.

The best books on OT Theology ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Find the best commentary on OT Theology. Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey: Waltke, Bruce K.; Yu, Charles: An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach%(1).

As you work through the chapters, you'll gain a precise understanding of each Bible book's contribution to biblical theology and a sound foundation for systematic theology. About pages, hardcover from Moody. A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament () by Roy B.

Zuck5/5(1). In Old Testament Theology for Christians, John Walton invites us to leave our modern—and even inherited Christian—preconceptions at the threshold as we enter the world of the Old Testament. He challenges us to see it anew—as if for the first time—as guests in a strange and fascinating foreign land.

John H. Walton, Author of ‘Old Testament Theology for Christians’ from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo. If you are familiar with John Walton’s other books (particularly in Walton’s The Lost World series of books), you will recognize classic Walton emphases in Old Testament Theology for understanding of the cultural and literary context of the Old Testament is crucial to.

Jason DeRouchie just published a book called How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament. It has a huge section in it on the practical uses of the Old Testament for our day.

Jason is the professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary.This study of the Old Testament will help you understand how all the stories found in the Old Testament fit together and what lessons can be applied to your life today. You will walk away with a better understanding of how God graciously reaches out to you, His child, and calls you to Himself just as He did to His people in the Old Testament.What do I think of John Walton’s book published by IVP?

Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out. Sometimes I have a suspicion that if many Christians were honest about their Bibles, you would find Genesis in them and then the very next words would be the opening of the Gospel of Continue reading Book Plunge: Old Testament Theology For Christians.