Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Biblical Theology, Problems and Perspectives: In Honor of J. Christiaan Beker

Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Biblical Theology, Problems and Perspectives: In Honor of J. Christiaan Beker

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Biblical Theology, Problems and Perspectives: In Honor of J. Christiaan Beker, ed. Steven J. Kraftchick, Charles D. Myers, Jr., and Ben C. Ollenburger. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. Pp. 336. $19.95 (paper).

This collection of important essays, written and published to honor the work of J. Christiaan Beker, is divided into three parts. Part 1, "The Bible and Theology in Church History," contains the following essays: "Biblical Theology in the Patristic Period: The Logos Doctrine as a 'Physiological' Interpretation of Scripture," by Kathleen McVey (pp. 15-27); "From Joseph-Juste Scaliger to Johann Gottfried Eichhorn: The Beginnings of Biblical Criticism," by Jean-Loup Seban (pp. 28-53); and "Facing Janus: Reviewing the Biblical Theology Movement," by Steven J. Kraftchick (pp. 54-77). Part 2, "The Problems and Methods in Biblical Theology," contains three essays: "Old Testament Theology: A Discourse on Method," by Ben C. Ollenburger (pp. 81-103); "New Testament Theology," by Robert Morgan (pp. 104-30); and "Historical-Critical Method, Theology, and Contemporary Exegesis," by J. J. M. Roberts (pp. 13141).

Part 3, "Proposals for Biblical Theology," contains seven essays: "Standing on God's Promises: Covenant and Continuity in Biblical Theology," by Bernhard W. …

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