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Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Esther & Daniel
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Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Esther & Daniel

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Brazos 2013

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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances the assumption that the Nicene creedal tradition, in all its diversity, provides the proper basis for the interpretation of the Bible. This series, written by leading theologians, encourages readers to extend the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition to our day. This addition offers a theological exegesis of Esther and Daniel.

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Praise for the Print Edition

A fascinating conversation between two books that capture opposite aspects of the life of faith emerges in this volume of the Brazos Theological Commentary. In Esther, God seems to disappear from history, leaving the faithful to their own desperate devices. And in Daniel, we read about God breaking into the chaos of history. Imaginatively and convincingly, Wells and Sumner show the theological, ethical, and even missional importance of these ‘outlier’ books within the Christian canon. Powerfully written, this book is designed to stimulate serious conversation in the church.

Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

This volume in the Brazos Theological Commentary series shows two keen theological imaginations interacting with two challenging books of the Bible. Wells and Sumner offer readings of Esther and Daniel that display their insights as careful, thoughtful readers, while also revealing their roles as contemporary tradents passing on insights from their historic predecessors to their contemporary community. Preachers, students, and scholars who care about the possibility of responsible theological interpretation—especially with regard to the relation of Jewish and Christian readings of biblical books—will find much of great value here.

A. K. M. Adam, assistant professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary

About the Authors

Samuel Wells is vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church in Trafalgar Square, London. He earned a PhD from the University of Durham and served as dean of the chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke University. Wells is the author of Be Not Afraid, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, and Transforming Fate into Destiny: The Theological Ethics of Stanley Hauerwas. He coedited, with Stanley Hauerwas, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics.

George Sumner received a PhD from Yale University. He is principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He has served in various pastoral roles and is an honorary assistant at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Toronto.

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