By Ben C. Ollenburger
During this generally revised and up to date variation of The Flowering of outdated testomony Theology, Professor Ollenburger offers support for starting theological scholars, who're often crushed by means of the proliferation of volumes facing outdated testomony theology, to claim not anything of the diversity of techniques utilized in those works. This textbook has been re-issued with a brand new identify, previous testomony Theology: Flowering and destiny, and is now divided into 5 handy sections--Part 1: The historical past, half 2: previous testomony Theology's Renaissance: Walther Eichrodt via Gerhard von Rad, half three: enlargement and diversity: among Gerhard von Rad and Brevard Childs, half four: From Brevard Childs to a brand new Pluralism, and half five: Contexts, views, and Proposals.
Selected essays comprise key theological statements of Otto Eissfeldt, Walther Eichrodt, Theodorus C. Vriezen, George E. Wright, Gerhard von Rad, Walther Zimmerli, John L. McKenzie, Ronald E. Clements, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Samuel L. Terrien, Claus Westermann, Brevard S. Childs, Rolf Knierim, Horst D. Preuss, Walter Brueggemann, Paul R. condominium, Bernhard W. Anderson, Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Hartmut Gese, Phyllis Trible, Jon D. Levenson, John H. Sailhamer, Gunther H. Wittenberg, James Barr, R. W. L. Moberly, and Mark G. Brett.
An appendix includes Johann P. Gabler's 1787 seminal essay on biblical theology. an intensive bibliography and indexes of professionals and Scripture references finish the amount.
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Eichrodt refers “above all” to Joachim Wach, Religionswissenschaft: Prolegomena zu ihrer wissenschaftstheoretischen Grundlagen (Veröffentlichen des Forschungsinstitut an der Universität Leipzig 10; Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1924). He also mentions works by Spranger, Litt, and Bächtold. See Eduard Spranger, Der Sinn der Voraussetzungslosigkeit in den Geisteswissenchaften (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1963); Theodor Litt, Die Wiederweckung des geschichtlichen Bewusstseins (Heidelberg: Quelle & Meyer, 1956).
8. Published as “Über die Aufgabe der biblischen Theologie des Alten Testaments,” Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche 3 (1893) 31–51; also in Ausgewählte Akademische Reden und Abhandlungen (Giessen: Töpelmann, 1907) 77–96. Does Old Testament Theology Still Have Independent Signiﬁcance? 27 Naturally, this is not at all to deny that the history of Israelite-Jewish religion can also be portrayed from another standpoint, just as long as there, too, methodological reﬂection and clariﬁcation regarding this standpoint has preceded.
In this way, historical knowledge frees faith from sub-Christian religious forms of the Old Testament and does justice to them at the same time, since it teaches us to consider them as historically conditioned. How dangerous it is to combine the two approaches can be shown with particular clarity from the Old Testament. It is here especially clear that Procksch’s statement—that faith remains the organ even of historical reﬂection for the Christian—is to be questioned. We have examples in the Old Testament of historical reﬂection and of historical description in which faith was the decisive factor.