"Heine's well-informed work will benefit a broad range of readers: pastors, interested laypersons, students, as well as scholars and teachers in biblical and patristic studies.... A valuable addition to the continuing evangelical interest in recovering a broad sense of church history."--Martin C. Albl, Review of Biblical Literature
The contemporary church dismisses Christianity's foundational Scriptures at its own peril. However, the teachings of the Old Testament are less and less at the center of congregational preaching and conversation. The early church fathers--visionaries such as Augustine, Origen, and Tertullian--embraced the Hebrew Scriptures, allowing the Old Testament to play a central role in the formation of their beliefs. As today's Christians struggle to relate to concepts such as the Jewish law and the prophets, pastors and students benefit from looking through the lenses of these thoughtful pioneers. This fourth volume in the Evangelical Ressourcement series helps the Old Covenant to come alive.
About the series: The Evangelical Ressourcement series is grounded in the belief that there is a wealth of theological, exegetical, and spiritual resources from the patristic era that is relevant for the Christian church today and into the future. Amid the current resurgence of interest in the early church, this series aims to help church thinkers and leaders reappropriate these ancient understandings of Christian belief and practice and apply them to ministry in the twenty-first century.