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By Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden

ISBN-10: 0415064473

ISBN-13: 9780415064477

The spouse Encyclopedia of Theology offers a accomplished advisor to trendy theological inspiration. a global workforce of theologians and practitioners of either the Christian and Jewish faiths examine and think about features of theology in forty eight self-contained articles. Neither partisan and denominational, nor indifferent and summary, this significant other explores the assets and functions of theology within the mild of Christianity's position within the sleek world.
The Structure
The significant other Encyclopedia of Theology is split into six elements. the 1st 3 take care of significant foundational facets of Western theological reflection:
* the Hebrew and Christian Bible
* the Tradition
* the contribution of Philosophy
The moment 1/2 the better half is worried with application:
* in terms of Spirituality
* with regards to modern Ethics
* in terms of matters in and features of present-day theological construction
The forty eight essays are descriptive, informative and analytical; their wide-ranging content material is sure right into a unified viewpoint via the editors' normal advent and the introductions to every of the six components. on the finish of every article, there are feedback for extra examining and the paintings is concluded with a accomplished index.
This spouse Encyclopedia is a beneficial resource of reference for college students, lecturers and either lay and clerical practitioners of Christian and Jewish theology.

Key Features
* wide assurance - includes forty eight in-depth essays overlaying either the historical past and alertness of Western theological thought
* overseas Authorship - written in non-technical language by means of a distinct group of editors and authors from either Christian and Jewish faiths
* Balanced technique - discusses and analyses the foremost concerns with no implementing any unmarried viewpoint
* in actual fact awarded - on the finish of every article, there are feedback for extra interpreting and the paintings features a entire index

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The greatest work of compilation and editing can be found in the single ‘history’ running from Joshua through Judges and Samuel and ending with Kings (thus incorporating the already existing Succession Narrative), which was probably put together from older materials, or reworked from earlier editions, during the Exile in 8 HEBREW BIBLE: FORMATION AND CHARACTER the sixth century BCE (Noth 1981). This massive narrative work is traditionally known as the ‘Former Prophets’ but in modern scholarship as the ‘Deuteronomistic History’, since it is an interpretation of the history of Israel down to the Exile according to criteria in part derived from the book of Deuteronomy.

Herion et al. (eds) Anchor Bible Dictionary iv:242–52. M. (1978) The Story of King David, Sheffield. ——(1980) The Fate of King Saul, Sheffield. J. (1966) Worship in Israel, Oxford. Lemaire, A. Herion et al. (eds) Anchor Bible Dictionary ii:305–12. McKane, W. (1970) Proverbs, London. Mowinckel, S. (1962) The Psalms in Israel’s Worship, Oxford: Blackwell. Noth, M. (1981) The Deuteronomistic History, Sheffield; trans. of Uberlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien i, Tubingen: 1st edn (1943):43–266, 2nd edn (1957):1–110.

A. (1987) Prophecy and the Prophets of the Old Testament, Oxford: Oxford University Press. H. (1966) Wesen und Geschichte der Weisheit, Berlin. Sonsino, R. A. Herion et al. (eds) Anchor Bible Dictionary iv:252–4. Westermann, C. (1967) Basic Forms of Prophetic Speech, London; trans. of Grundformen prophetischer Rede, Munich (1964). N. (1968) The Succession Narrative, London. ——(1974) The Intellectual Tradition in the Old Testament, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter. A. ) Congress Volume, Vienna 1980, Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 32.

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