This volume explores the theological heartbeat of the Old Testament by examining three big ideas that communicate the Old Testament's redemptive theology. Highly respected scholar Mark Boda shows how three creedal expressions--the narrative, character, and relational creeds--recur throughout the Old Testament and express its core redemptive theology, in turn revealing how the redemptive pulse of God expands to all of creation. He also traces these redemptive and creational pulses into the New Testament and shows their relevance for today's Christian community.
About the Series
The Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology series, sponsored by Acadia Divinity College, offers critical assessments of the major issues that the church faces in the twenty-first century. Authored by leading authorities in the field, these studies provide readers with requisite orientation and fresh understanding to enable them to take part meaningfully in discussion and debate.
1. Taking the Pulse of Old Testament Theology: Past and Present
2. The Narrative Rhythm: God's Historical Action
3. The Character Rhythm: God's Active Character
4. The Relational Rhythm: God's Relational Identity
5. Integrating the Creedal Rhythms
6. Creation and the Creedal Rhythms
7. Taking the Old Testament Pulse in the New Testament
8. Taking the Old Testament Pulse in the Christian Life
9. Postscript: Calling for Response
Appendix: Biblical Theology and the Old Testament