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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this addition to the well-received series, esteemed theologian R. R. Reno offers a theological exegesis of Genesis. 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Brazos Press
  • Grand Rapids, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1587430916
  • 9781587430916
  • 762,637

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Praise for Genesis in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "Rusty Reno's Genesis invites readers into a rich conversation that includes the rest of the Bible, the early church fathers, and Rashi, all for the sake of showing how Genesis beckons us forward to Christ and so continues to speak to the church today. Lively and provocative, this is a commentary that never ducks difficult interpretative questions. Those who read this stimulating commentary will be drawn back to the text of Genesis to ask whether they have read it as attentively as they should have."--Nathan MacDonald, University of Cambridge Praise for previous volumes in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "[Leviticus] is full of stimulating insights from which biblical scholars will benefit. . . . [It] makes a valuable contribution to the Christian study of Leviticus. . . . Those who work hard will profit from the often-stimulating associations [Ephraim Radner] finds between Leviticus and other parts of the Bible. Moreover, his commentary provides the first thorough synthesis of premodern Christian and Jewish interpretation of Leviticus."--Leigh Trevaskis, Review of Biblical Literature "The value of the commentary is its bringing Matthew into unity with the rest of the biblical witness to the Gospel as that witness has been expounded by the church. The soundness of the commentary lies in [Stanley] Hauerwas's own theology having been honed by the church. . . . This Brazos series can play an important role in reminding one of the community's indispensable role in understanding the Bible, and Hauerwas's contribution to the series is a formidable one indeed!"--Gene L. Davenport, Catholic Biblical Quarterlyshow more

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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret scripture creedally for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. Genesis, like each commentary 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. Praise for Genesis in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "Rusty Reno has done what Augustine could not--write a theologically satisfying single-volume commentary on the whole of Genesis. Of course, Augustine didn't have the benefit of reading Genesis through Rashi, Aquinas, Barth, Ochs, and even modern historical critics. 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."--Jason Byassee, Vancouver School of Theology "For Reno, the overriding concern of Genesis corresponds to the goal of exegesis: God gives us his promise so that we may move forward ever more deeply into the beginning, into the mystery of Christ. The result is a passionately written commentary that dissolves the divide between exegesis and theology as well as the gap between exposition and application. Those wondering how we might possibly follow in the footsteps of our premodern interpreters of scripture can do no better than to read Reno's commentary."--Hans Boersma, Regent College General editor: R. R. Reno (Creighton University) Series editors: Robert W. Jenson (Center of Theological Inquiry) Robert Louis Wilken (University of Virginia) Ephraim Radner (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) Michael Root (Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary) George Sumner (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto)show more

About Professor R R Reno

R. R. Reno (PhD, Yale University) is the editor of First Things. He coauthored Heroism and the Christian Life.show more

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