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Israel's Gospel

ISBN-10: 0830825614
ISBN-13: 9780830825615
Edition: 2003
Authors: John Goldingay
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Description: Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion Award!In this first volume of a proposed three-volume Old Testament theology, John Goldingay focuses on narrative. Examining the biblical order of God's creation of and interactions with the world and Israel, he  More...

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/3/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 940
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.992

Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion Award!In this first volume of a proposed three-volume Old Testament theology, John Goldingay focuses on narrative. Examining the biblical order of God's creation of and interactions with the world and Israel, he tells the story of Israel's gospel as a series of divine acts:- God Began- God Started Over- God Promised- God Delivered- God Sealed- God Gave- God Accommodated- God Wrestled- God Preserved- God Sent- God ExaltedVolume two will focus on Israel's faith, or Old Testament theology as belief. It will explore the person and nature of God, the nature of the world and humanity, the character of sin and the significance of Israel.Volume three will focus on Israel's life, or Old Testament theology as ethos. It will explore its worship, spirituality, ideals and vision for living.This is an Old Testament theology like no other. Whether applying magnifying or wide-angle lenses, Goldingay is closely attentive to the First Testament's narrative, plot, motifs, tensions and subtleties. Brimming with insight and energy, and postmodern in its ethos, this book will repeatedly reward readers with fresh and challenging perspectives on God and God's ways with Israel and the world--as well as Israel's ways with God.Goldingay's Old Testament Theology is not only a scholarly contribution to the ongoing quest of understanding the theological dimensions of the First Testament. Preachers and teachers will prize it as a smart, informed and engaging companion as they read and re-present the First Testament story to postmodern pilgrims on the way. This is Old Testament theology that preaches.

John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and an internationally respected biblical scholar, teacher, and author.

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction Old: Testament Theology as Narrative
Theology
Old Testament Theology
Old Testament Gospel
Old Testament Story
God Began: Creation
God Thought
God Spoke
God Birthed
God Prevailed
God Created
God Built
God Arranged
God Shaped
God Delegated
God Planted
God Relaxed
God Started Over: From Eden to Babel
Disobedience and Discovery
Expulsion and Loss
Violence and Curse
Fall and Ruin
Grace and Exemption
Realism and Pledging
Abuse and Strife
God Promised: Israel's Ancestors
God's Charge and God's Promises
God's Blessings: Nationhood and Land
Being a Blessing
Abraham's God and Other Peoples
Promise and Fulfillment
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
God Who Acts
Relating to God
Marriage and Parenthood
Family Life
God Delivered: The Exodus
God Who Creates and Delivers
God Who Remembers
God Who Works via People
God Who Does Signs and Wonders
God Who Insists
God Who Reigns
How God Is Revealed
How God Relates to Foreign Peoples
How God's Resolve Relates to Human Resolve
How God's Act Relates to the Future
God Sealed: Sinai
Yhwh's Covenant
Yhwh's Expectations
Yhwh's Presence: At the Mountain
Yhwh's Presence: In a Sanctuary
Yhwh's Presence: In Experience
Yhwh's Dilemma: Punishment and Mercy
Facing Up to Infidelity
Models of Servanthood
Models of Peoplehood
God Gave: The Land
The People of God: Sustained, Disappointed and Protesting
The People of God: Bride and Rebel
The People of God: Chastised and Mercied
War, Its Nature and Its Rationales
War as the Means of Receiving God's Gift
The Crusade for Holiness
The Acknowledgment of God
The Gift of God: The Land
The Giving of God: Fulfillment and Shortfall
God Accommodated: From Joshua to Solomon
One People, One God?
Leadership
Monarchy
Temple
Israel and Other Peoples
Being Human
Being Men
Being Women
Yhwh's Acting
God Wrestled: From Solomon to the Exile
Where Yhwh Is Active
What Yhwh Expects
How Yhwh Reacts
How History Works
How Yhwh Works
How Kings Exercise Leadership
Prophets as Men of God
Prophets as Seers and Sentinels
Prophets as Troublemakers
Is There a Future?
God Preserved: Exile and Restoration
God Abandoned
God Returned
A Restored Community
A Worshiping Community
A Listening Community
A Distinct Community
A Subservient Community
A Priest and Theologian
A Man Who Prays and Builds Walls
A Wise Politician
An Intrepid Woman
God Sent: The Coming of Jesus
Jesus: Herald of God's Reign
Jesus: Prophet and Teacher
His Followers
Jesus: The Man Anointed as King
Jesus: Word Embodied
Divine Surrender
The Community of the Risen Lord
Jesus: Light of the World
Postscript: Old Testament Theology and History
Narrative and History
History and Criticism
Creation and History
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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