American History Regional History. Literature Analysis and Cri Catholic Biblical Quarterly "Childs has presented a work of great erudition, careful analysis, and remarkable clarity of expression.
We owe him a debt of sincere gratitude. Davis "Probably no one but Brevard Childs could have written this lucid, fascinating, and vastly learned account of Christian hermeneutics and exegesis of Isaiah — an account best understood as a nonreductionistic 'family history.
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Christopher Seitz "This is a magisterial volume — learned, exhaustive, accessible. Brevard Childs gets to the hermeneutical problem that is ours, in our 'postmodern' instincts, yet whose resolution will come only from attending carefully to the history of interpretation. It risks understatement to say that this book is a towering, timely, unparalleled contribution from a man who has single-handedly held the lantern showing us the way ahead in our difficult days, now by turning his attention to the crucial history of reception of the book of Isaiah.
Brilliant and full of insight. Brooke "Once again Brevard Childs has put us in his debt with a splendid and thought-provoking book that is much more than just a history of interpretation. Childs's analytical description of how Isaiah has been handled over two millennia is both a major contribution to our understanding of the many faces of Christian hermeneutics and a timely reminder that all those who use scripture should be keenly aware of their own methods and presuppositions.
Harrisville "This is one more work by Brevard Childs that reflects a grasp not equaled in the guild. Its goal is to demonstrate a 'family resemblance' in the church's exegesis of the Old Testament through its interpretation of Isaiah. In examining the treatment of Isaiah in the Septuagint and New Testament, by the church fathers, the Reformers, Enlightenment scholars, Heilsgeschichtlers, and members of the history of religions school, Childs uncovers a commonality of approach despite enormous diversity.
What yields this commonality, or 'family resemblance,' is the hermeneutical understanding of Scripture as the Word of God further to be proclaimed and received in the obedience of faith. This understanding in turn has led to recognition of the Bible's literal and spiritual dimensions.
Displaying a broader scope than reflected in Childs's previous work, this book is a vigorous challenge to exegetical approaches that display a distaste for history. Required Field Not a valid email.
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Visit our Enduring Standards page to see some of our perennially best-selling backlist books. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu Childs had a significant positive influence in biblical theology by insisting that interpreters should be Christians who view the text as Scripture and regard the final form of the canon as the norm for interpretation.
Set up a giveaway. In fact, Childs disliked the term, believing his work to represent an entirely new departure, replacing the entire historical-critical method. Review Catholic Biblical Quarterly "Childs has presented a work of great erudition, careful analysis, and remarkable clarity of expression. Just as Jesus fulfilled the hopes of OT believers, one day we will have our every hope fulfilled. You are commenting using your Twitter account. He treats the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and postmodern interpretations in single chapters. Follow Reading Acts on WordPress.
However, he held to many liberal views about Scripture, denying that Moses wrote the Pentateuch and seeing elements of pagan mythology in the Bible. Faithlife Your digital faith community.
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Chapters 3 vols. The Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible 43 vols. Proverbs John Phillips Commentary Series 27 vols. Author Bio Brevard S.