ISBN-10:
0877847266
ISBN-13:
9780877847267
Pub. Date:
02/01/1980
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Themes in Old Testament Theology

Themes in Old Testament Theology

by William A. DyrnessWilliam A. Dyrness
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Overview

Studying the New Testament without a background in the Old is like listening to only the last movement of a great symphony. Unless we begin at the beginning, we miss the sense of developing themes and their subtle variations. To fully appreciate the music of the Bible, we need to listen to its early movements.

William Dyrness helps us by providing a set of program notes to important Old Testament themes: the self-revelation of God, the nature of God, creation and providence, man and woman, sin, covenant, law, worship, piety, ethics, wisdom, the Spirit of God, prophecy and the hope of Israel. By attuning our ears to these themes, Dyrness sets us on a course of enriching study and increased understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877847267
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/01/1980
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 694,262
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

William A. Dyrness (DTheol, University of Strasbourg; Doctorandus, Free University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Modern Art and the Life of a Culture (with Jonathan Anderson), Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship, Reformed Theology and Visual Culture, Changing the Mind of Missions (with James Engel), Theology Without Borders (with Oscar Garcia-Johnson), and was a general editor of the Global Dictionary of Theology.

Table of Contents

1. The Self-Revelation of God



Self-Revelation: Basis of OT Revelation



Major Instances of God?s Self-Revelation



Summary



2. The Nature of God



Media of revelation



The Nature of God



The Character and Activity of God



3. Creation and Providence



Creation



Myth and History in the OT



Providence: God?s Continuing Relationship to Creation



4. Man and Woman



The Creation of Man and Woman



The Nature of Humankind



Summary



5. Sin



The Origin of Sin: The Fall



The Vocabulary and Definition of Sin



The Character of Sin in the OT



The Results of Sin



6. The Covenant



Background of the Covenant Ideas



Development of the OT Covenant



Theological Implications of the Covenant



7. The Law



Background and Development of the Concept



The Law in the Community



The Character of the Law



8. Worship



The Need for Form



Sacred Places



Sacred Times



Sacred Actions



The Theology of the Cult



9. Piety



Theological Character of Piety



Characteristic Expressions of Piety



10. Ethics



The Basis of OT Ethics



Development of the Principles of OT Ethics



The Teaching of the Prophets



11. Wisdom



The Development of the Idea of Wisdom



The Theological Character of Wisdom



The Future of Wisdom



12. The Spirit of God



Vocabulary and Basic Meaning



Theological Development



13. Prophecy



The Origin of OT Prophecy



The Classical Prophets



14. The Hope of Israel



The Vision of the Kingdom



Death and the Afterlife





Basic Bibliography of Old Testament Theology



Scripture Index

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