Encounters with Biblical Theology

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Fortress Press, 2005 - Religion - 243 pages
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This important book for use in Old Testament courses is also a valuable resource for those exploring the role of the Bible in culture today. The articles include:

Theoretical Issues
"Is a Critical Biblical Theology Possible?"
"Biblical Theology and the History of Israelite Religion"
"The Politics of Biblical Interpretation"

The Pentateuch
"Faith without Works: Biblical Ethics and the Sacrifice of Isaac"
"The Development of the Exodus Tradition"
"The Exodus and Biblical Theology"
"The Biblical Vision of the Common Good"

Wisdom and Biblical Theology
"The Biblical Precedent for Natural Theology"
"Proverbial Wisdom and the Yahwist Vision"
"Natural Theology and Biblical Tradition: The Case of Hellenistic Judaism"

Apocalyptic Literature
"Temporality and Politics in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature"
"The Book of Truth: Daniel as Reliable Witness to Past and Future in the United States of America"
"The Legacy of Apocalypticism: Christian Adaptations of Jewish Tradition"
"Jesus and the Messiahs of Israel"
"Jewish Monotheism and Christian Theology"

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John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. A native of Ireland, he has a doctorate from Harvard University, and earlier taught at the University of Chicago, and the University of Notre Dame. He has published widely on the subjects of apocalypticism, wisdom, Hellenistic Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls and served as president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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