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This volume meets a need both in biblical studies and Christian religious communities for a resource that puts the best of scholarship in conversation with the theological claims of the biblical texts. In conceiving this volume, our goal was to create a resource that modeled diverse ways of thinking theologically about biblical literature. This volume's distinctiveness is in the way it conceives of the practice of biblical theological reflection. Its starting point is the theological richness and diversity of the biblical texts as books of the Bible. To take such an approach to biblical theological work means that theological reflection begins with and receives its fundamental shape from its engagement with fully formed biblical books.-from the introduction

Most one-volume Bible commentaries focus on standard scholarly issues, answering questions such as who wrote the book, who was addressed, and how the book is structured. In contrast, this is the first one volume commentary to emphasize theological questions: What does each biblical book say about God? How does the book describe God and portray God's actions? Who is God in these biblical books?

Contributors include O. Wesley Allen Jr., Samuel E. Balentine, Craig Bartholomew, Nancy R. Bowen, Brad R. Braxton, Michael Joseph Brown, William P. Brown, Allan Dwight Callahan, L. Juliana Claassens, Stephen L. Cook, Katharine Dell, Joanna Dewey, Frank H. Gorman Jr., Patrick Gray, Theodore Hiebert, E. Elizabeth Johnson, Luke Timothy Johnson, Melody D. Knowles, Stephen J. Kraftchick, Deborah Krause, Tod Linafelt, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Carleen Mandolfo, Gregory Mobley, Carol A. Newsom, Julia M. O'Brien, Gail R. O'Day, Dennis T. Olson, David L. Petersen, Sandra Hack Polaski, David Rensberger, Stanley P. Saunders, Carolyn J. Sharp, Matthew L. Skinner, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Ken Stone, Brent A. Strawn, Patricia K. Tull, James Buchanan Wallace, Sze-kar Wan, and Harold C. Washington.

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Title: Theological Bible Commentary
By: Edited by Gail R. O'Day & David L. Petersen
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 504
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664227112
ISBN-13: 9780664227111

Publisher's Description

Most one-volume Bible commentaries focus on standard scholarly issues, answering questions such as, who wrote the book? who was addressed? and how is the book structured? In contrast, this is the first one-volume commentary to emphasize theological questions: what does each biblical book say about God? how does the book describe God and portray God's actions? and who is God in these biblical books? This volume meets the need for a resource that puts the best of scholarship in conversation with the theological claims of the biblical text.

Author Bio

Gail R. O'Day is A. H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. David L. Petersen is Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of several books and he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Old Testament Library series.

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