The result is a passionately written commentary that dissolves the divide between exegesis and theology as well as the gap between exposition and application. Together, the two prefatory contributions suggest the volume will be another addition to a series, explicitly written from faith, and to faith. This work explores the narrative revelation of God in a particular, worldly history, an embodied history. This is the right way to read scripture—as a multigenerational exegetical workshop among Christians, Jews, and interested others, not looking for more or less reliable historical information or literary pre-history but for the sort of wisdom that instills love and finally holiness. Each book in the Brazos series is written by a different author, so I've picked up the Exodus to see if I like it any better. As with other volumes in the series, the book is ideal for those called to ministry.
He understands, as the entire series does, Numbers is Christian Scripture, and as such seeks to illuminate the meaning of the final canonical form of the text. Often the church because of its focus on particular items in Genesis has missed the theological power that lies buried within its story, and this book is a significant step forward in overcoming this problem. He also aims to work back to the text in Genesis, locating its role in how Genesis pushes its narrative forward, exposing a forceful longing and need for redemption. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including Intellectual Appetite, Reason and the Reasons of Faith, and An Apology for Apologetics: A Study in the Logic of Interreligious Dialogue. Reno's writing in First Things and had heard good things about the Brazos commentary series. These insights will help you apply scriptures in your daily life and your communication of the text.
He is also an ordained pastor of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church and an editorial board member for Dialog: A Journal of Theology and Pro Ecclesia. Reno offers a theological exegesis of Genesis. Some volumes are less than stelar but all in all the volumes tend to be well written offering great theological insights on the text. With its exciting, theologically vibrant range of reference across 20 centuries of interpretation, this is a terrific contribution. Reno offers a theological exegesis of Genesis. 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.
In this addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, esteemed theologian R. It reads in many ways like he put down everything he could think about saying for Genesis 1:1, then moved on to Genesis 1:2 and wrote down all the thoughts he had there. He brightens the discussion with literary allusions and poems. This work explores the narrative revelation of God in a particular, worldly history, an embodied history. He divides Genesis into five portions, each a commentary chapter: Creation chs.
Seitz offers a wealth of canonical and theological commentary on the text of Colossians. Harink combines close attention to the text with thoughtful theological reflection. The selective approach unfortunately often yields a concomitant loss of narrative flow a narrative crucial to the understanding of the Old and New Testaments. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition should inform and shape faithfulness today. I really need to read this again someday. He is principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
Scripture references are linked directly to the Bibles in your library—both the original language texts and English translations. With Logos, you can quickly move from the table of contents to your desired content, search entire volumes and collections by topic, title, or Scripture reference. But that structure forces Reno to repeat many of the same points throughout the book. Her entertaining commentary makes the complicated narrative and theology of 1 Samuel more understandable. The first, moving from the cosmic to the particularity of one family, is a wonderful metaphysical heresy that reveals God's commitment to the material and the particular in his plan to provide Sabbath rest.
Genesis 1:1 and especially Gen 1:2 each take up the exegetical, canonical, and theological bases for the tenet. Even serious readers of the Bible will delight in the surprising things he discerns in the narrative. Whether his distinction between what concerns moderns and premoderns is wholly true, he addresses something other than what he calls a modern response while still acknowledging the validity of that modern view. He draws illuminating parallels from unexpected places in the scriptures. What does this price mean? This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.
Genesis 15:6 is another passage that introduces a main theme, that of Abraham's faith. Reno explores an additional structural component in the comments, for he views Genesis 12 and 17 as great hinges p. The discussion here also engages the conflicting interpretations of the verse during the Reformation. This series is great for all to read and especially those interested in postliberal theology or a commentary that does not only go for a historical-critical approach. From Genesis 12 onward, Reno argues that it resonates with the great Deuteronomic exhortation to Choose Life! Often the church because of its focus on particular items in Genesis has missed the theological power that lies buried within its story, and this book is a significant step forward in overcoming this problem.