This collection of volumes from Brevard Childs presents a succinct overview of biblical theology as a discipline and Childs’ significant contributions to the field, as well as an in-depth presentation of his unique canonical approach to Old Testament theology. In the concise Biblical Theology: A Proposal, Childs orients readers to biblical theology’s history and development and presents his thesis on how to read all of Scripture as a unified work. In Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context, Childs moves beyond the concerns of biblical criticism that have dominated Old Testament scholarship for so long and focuses on how the Old Testament’s canonical shape contributes to the fundamental message of the Hebrew Scriptures as a unified witness.
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For more from Brevard Childs, be sure to get his landmark Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments and his foundational Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture in the Fortress Press Hebrew Bible Collection.
- A historical overview of biblical theology’s development
- A summary of Brevard Childs’ thought and contributions to biblical theology
- A presentation of the canonical approach to Old Testament theology from its most notable proponent
Praise for Brevard Childs
It would be hard to overestimate the influence of the work of the late Brevard Childs. From his early work . . . through his seminal Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture and his Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments, Childs set a forth a rigorous and well-thought-out program for interpreting Scripture theologically.
I can think of no person who made a greater contribution to the work of unifying the Bible, theology, and church life . . .
—Christopher R. Seitz, professor of biblical interpretation, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
- Title: Brevard S. Childs Collection
- Author: Brevard S. Childs
- Publisher: Fortress Press
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 368
About Brevard S. Childs
Brevard S. Childs (1923–2007) was the Sterling Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Yale Divinity School. He authored several books, including his landmark Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments and his foundational Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture.