|Publication Date: 17 Sep 2009|
|Page Count: 240|
|Author: John Rogerson|
|ISBN-13: 9780281058754, 9780281063031|
Theology of the Old Testament
Cultural Memory, Communication And Being Human
How should Christians approach the Old Testament? Should we use it to reconstruct what people believed several millennia ago? Or should we ask what the Old Testament says to us today and consider how it addresses today's world? J. W. Rogerson firmly believes that we should take the latter approach. Rogerson, an internationally respected scholar, has dedicated much of his academic life to probing the possibility of the abiding significance of the Old Testament. He shows how texts written for a strange and distant world with different social, religious and cultural factors can still speak to moral issues today.