The Character of Christian Scripture

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: October 01, 2011


ISBN: 0801039487

ISBN-13: 9780801039485

Number of Pages: 224

Series: Studies in Theological Interpretation

Weight: 0.6 lb

Dimensions: 8.5 × 5.5 (inches)

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The early church received the Scriptures of Israel as Christian Scriptures and did not change them. The older testament was received as a witness to God, and when a newer testament emerged, the older was not dismissed, harmonized, or edited. Rather, the church moved forward with a two-testament witness.

Christopher Seitz, an internationally renowned expert in canonical interpretation, illuminates the two-testament character of Scripture and its significance for the contemporary church. He interacts critically with current interest in the New Testament\'s use of the Old Testament and addresses an issue of perennial concern: how to hear both testaments as Christian witness.

Author Info

Christopher R. Seitz (PhD, Yale University) is professor of biblical interpretation at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Prophecy and Hermeneutics and The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets.

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