Proverbs & Ecclesiastes

Proverbs & Ecclesiastes

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Pastors and leaders of the classical church interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century. In this addition to the well-received series, Daniel Treier offers theological exegesis of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 521.63g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 1587431483
  • 9781587431487
  • 602,505

About Daniel J Treier

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of "Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture" and the coeditor of several books, including "The Cambridge Companion to Evangelical Theology" and the award-winning "Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible."show 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. "Proverbs & Ecclesiastes," 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. "Treier's new commentary is a rare gift: rich theological reflection and wisdom from and on Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. It fills a serious gap in much Christian thought and practice by providing a biblically based creation theology that addresses ordinary human life in its God-related richness and complexity. Last but not least, it is readable and absorbing. May Treier's tribe increase!"--Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, professor of biblical studies, Eastern University Praise for previous volumes in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible is a grand experiment in theological hermeneutics. . . . [Risto] Saarinen's commentary ["The Pastoral Epistles with Philemon & Jude"] is a lively interplay of theological reflection and biblical exegesis. . . . The commentary may whet readers' appetites for further reading in contemporary phenomenology and theology of the gift."--Clint Schnekloth, "Word & World " "[In "Matthew," Stanley] Hauerwas is as delightfully irascible and hard-hitting as ever. . . . He draws on theologians like Barth, Augustine, Origen, and especially Bonhoeffer, whom he quotes and paraphrases often, as well as New Testament scholars and eclectic writers like Wendell Berry. Insightful and provocative, Hauerwas adds a valuable theological perspective to the Gospel of Matthew."--"Publishers Weekly "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

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Praise for previous volumes in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible "[Peter Harink] writes here in a theological commentary series. That must be understood as one reads this commentary [on 1 & 2 Kings], for it is just what it intends to be--a theological commentary, not an exegetical commentary. . . . That allows Harink to jump right into each book with its first verse and briskly to start to unravel the theological threads. I find the approach rather refreshing, for it quickly reveals major themes that are often unwittingly obscured in the detail of the major exegetical commentaries."--Peter H. Davids, "Catholic Biblical Quarterly " "Because [Ephraim] Radner first establishes a comprehensive rationale for his approach [in "Leviticus"], his theological conclusions flow organically from the text. He follows paths marked out by earlier interpreters, which frees him from the need to say something new and allows his work to breathe freshness. . . . The [Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible] offers a scholarly defense for figural reading of the Bible. This series provides permission to combine the findings of biblical criticism with the theological riches of the Spirit-led church while maintaining intellectual integrity. One hopes the series will enrich and expand this synergy. One also hopes for more volumes like Radner's which provides a solid rationale for theological interpretation, to identify the most beneficial hermeneutical approaches."--Stephen J. Lennox, "Books & Culture " "[In "Revelation," Joseph Mangina offers] a clear and balanced treatment of the Johannine material, written in a style that is readable and at times hortatory. . . . Mangina's work contributes positively to the study of Revelation. He highlights the teaching of John with freshness, and he does so succinctly and yet comprehensively. His book should assist any student of this exciting document to shed further light on its perpetually engaging content."--Stephen S. Smalley, "Expository Times"show more

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