Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Theological Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Brevard S. Childs

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Theological Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Brevard S. Childs

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Seitz, Christopher and Kathryn Greene-McCreight, eds. Theological Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Brevard S. Childs. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999, vii + 396 pp., $38.00 paper.

Nineteen essays by 18 writers comprise this volume honoring Brevard S. Childs on his 75th birthday. It is the second Festschrift honoring Childs, the first being G. M. Tucker, D. L. Petersen, R. R. Wilson, eds., Canon, Theology, and Old Testament Interpretation (Fortress, 1988). It is organized in three parts: "Canonical Method," "Canonical Readings and the Old Testament, and "Canonical Readings and the New Testament."

The essays are: "The Work and Witness of Brevard S. Childs: Comprehension, Discipline, Obedience," by Kathryn Greene-McCreight and Christopher Seitz (pp. 3-6); "What I Believe My Old Schoolmate Is up To," by Roy A. Harrisville (pp. 7-25); "Postcritical Canonical Interpretation: Three Modes of Retrieval, by George A. Lindbeck (pp. 26-51); "The Significance of Context in Theology: A Canonical Approach," by Paul C. McGlasson (pp. 52-72); "Canon and Tradition: The Limits of the Old Testament in Scholastic Discussion," by Corrine Patton (pp. 75-95); "Is Eve the Problem?" by Gary A. Anderson (pp. 96-123); "Toward an Interpretation of the Shema," by R. …

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