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Childs, Brevard S.

Overview
Works: 92 works in 455 publications in 6 languages and 15,510 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Commentaries  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other
Classifications: BS543, 221.6
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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture by Brevard S Childs( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Exodus; a critical, theological commentary by Brevard S Childs( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this commentary is unabashedly theological. Its concern is to understand Exodus as scripture of the church. The exegesis arises as a theological discipline within the context of the canon and is directed toward the community of faith which lives by its confession of Jesus Christ. Yet the author is also aware that serious theological understanding of the text is dependent on a rigorous and careful study of the whole range of problems within the Bible which includes text and source criticism, syntax and grammar, history and geography. Nor can the hearing of the text by the Christian church be divorced from that other community of faith which lives from the same Bible, and from the countless other stances outside of any commitment to faith or tradition. - Preface
The New Testament as canon : an introduction by Brevard S Childs( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament theology in a canonical context by Brevard S Childs( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and reality in the Old Testament by Brevard S Childs( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical theology in crisis by Brevard S Childs( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical theology of the Old and New Testaments : theological reflection on the Christian Bible by Brevard S Childs( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised over the past generation. Childs rejects any approaches that overstress either the continuity or discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments. He refuses to follow the common pattern in Christian thought of identifying biblical theology with the New Testament's interest in the Old. Rather, Childs maps out an approach that reflects on the whole Christian Bible with its two very different voices, each of which retains continuing integrity and is heard on its own terms
Isaiah and the Assyrian crisis by Brevard S Childs( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and tradition in Israel by Brevard S Childs( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah by Brevard S Childs( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brevard Childs writes on what is arguably the Old Testament's most important theological book - Isaiah. Childs provides a fresh translation from the original Hebrew and discusses questions of text, language, historical background, and literary architecture. His critically informed, theological interpretation of the text provides a creative and rich reading of Isaiah."--Jacket
Canon, theology, and Old Testament interpretation : essays in honor of Brevard S. Childs( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament books for pastor and teacher by Brevard S Childs( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to aid the pastor, teacher, and serious Bible student in the study of the Old Testament by providing a full and reliable guide to the literature in the field. The selection of books presented in this volume is both comprehensive and practical
The struggle to understand Isaiah as Christian scripture by Brevard S Childs( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume Childs uses the book of Isaiah as a case study of the church's endeavor throughout history to understand its Scriptures." "In each chapter Childs focuses on a different Christian age, using the work of key figures to illustrate the church's changing views of Isaiah." "Of great value to scholars, ministers, and students, this book will also draw general readers into the exciting theological debate currently raging in the Christian church about the faithful interpretation of Scripture."--Jacket
Theological exegesis : essays in honor of Brevard S. Childs( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brevard S. Childs, Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University, is one of today's most respected and influential biblical scholars. Produced in honor of Childs's published work and classroom presence over the past forty years, this new volume engages in constructive ways aspects of Childs's thought while remaining faithful to the comprehensive vision of biblical and theological studies that he has never ceased to outline, illustrate, and defend in his many books and articles." "Written by eighteen students, colleagues, and friends from a broad range of disciplines, the essays included here explore the canonical method of interpretation so fundamental to Childs's work and apply this method to readings of specific passages from the Old and New Testaments."--Jacket
The church's guide for reading Paul : the canonical shaping of the Pauline Corpus by Brevard S Childs( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brevard Childs here turns his sharp scholarly eye to the works of the apostle Paul and makes an unusual argument: the New Testament was canonically shaped, its formation a hermeneutical exercise in which its anonymous apostles and postapostolic editors collected, preserved, and theologically shaped the material in order for the evangelical traditions to serve successive generations of Christians. Childs contends that within the New Testament the Pauline corpus stands as a unit bookended by Romans and the Pastoral Epistles. He assigns an introductory role to Romans, examining how it puts the contingencies of Paul's earlier letters into context without sacrificing their particularity. At the other end, the Pastoral Epistles serve as a concluding valorization of Paul as the church's doctrinal model. By considering Paul's works as a whole, Childs offers a way to gain a fuller understanding of the individual letters. - Publisher
Exodus, a commentary by Brevard S Childs( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical theology : a proposal by Brevard S Childs( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brevard S. Childs has played a unique role in biblical studies with his strong emphasis on the role of canon for defining both the processes and final form of the biblical witness. This volume briefly addresses some of the approaches to biblical theology undertaken throughout history, along with their strengths and weaknesses. Childs also deals with the shape of the Hebrew canon and the Greek canon, the theological questions raised by having a canon, the issues relating to two testaments in the Christian Bible, and the proper subject matter of a biblical theology. In coming to his own proposal, Childs emphasizes several key points: Israel's role in receiving God's will, the repeated reshaping of Israel's traditions throughout history, the theological functions of great revelatory events in Israel's history, the New Testament's witness to God's redemptive work in Jesus, and the continuities and discontinuities between the two testaments. Every student of the Bible will want to engage Childs's proposal actively
A commentary on Galatians by William Perkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Theologie der einen Bibel by Brevard S Childs( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canonical hermeneutics : the theological basis and implications of the thought of Brevard S. Childs by Charles J Scalise( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study offered an analysis of the theological context of Childs' canonical hermeneutics, demonstrating and defending the following thesis: The canonical approach of Brevard S. Childs is in large measure an extension of the theological hermeneutics of Karl Barth. For Childs the historical critical reconstruction of Scripture is subordinated to its theological meaning as discerned from the pattern of its canonical shape. Childs' hermeneutical strategy, like that of Barth, enables the recovery of continuity with precritical interpretation, while incorporating the results of modern historical study. Chapter 1 traced the development of Childs' proposal and described the nature of his canonical approach. Childs' interpretation of Deuteronomy and Exodus provided concrete illustrations. The debate concerning canon as a theological and hermeneutical construct was examined, with attention to the status of canon as theological claim and its relationships to community, postcritical interpretation, and structuralism. Chapter 2 argued that Barth's hermeneutics provide the appropriate theological context for understanding Childs' approach. Following a discussion of Barth's theological exegesis, the importance of canon for his biblical interpretation was examined, and the relationship between Childs and Barth was explored in detail. Three Barthian theological themes--(1) the Bible as the witness to revelation, (2) opposition to existentialist hermeneutics, and (3) the rejection of anthropocentric theology--were then utilized to illuminate the relationships between Childs and some of his major critics. Chapter 3 analyzed the significance of history of exegesis for Childs' approach. It was argued that the idea of patterns of exegesis describes a major way in which both Barth and Childs seek to re-establish postcritical continuity with precritical interpretation. The chapter concluded with discussion of historical, literary, and theological questions arising from Childs' emphasis upon the final form of the text. Chapter 4 clarified some larger theological implications of Childs' canonical hermeneutics through a cross-disciplinary dialogue with the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur. It was argued that theology provides a common meeting ground for a productive dialogue between biblical interpretation and philosophical hermeneutics. The conclusion offered a critical evaluation of Childs' approach and speculated upon future directions for canonical hermeneutics
 
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Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture
Alternative Names
Brevard Childs Amerikaans theoloog (1923-2007)

Brevard Childs US-amerikanischer Alttestamentler

Childs, B. S. 1923-

Childs Brevard 1923-2007

Childs, Brevard S.

Childs Brevard S. 1923-2007

Childs, Brevard S. (Brevard Springs)

Childs, Brevard Spring

Childs, Brevard Springs 1923-2007

Childs, Breward S.

Springs Childs, Brevard 1923-2007

Чайлдс, Бревард

チャイルズ, ブレヴァード・S

Languages
English (324)

German (10)

Spanish (8)

Italian (6)

Korean (5)

Czech (1)

Covers
The book of Exodus; a critical, theological commentaryThe New Testament as canon : an introductionOld Testament theology in a canonical contextMyth and reality in the Old TestamentBiblical theology of the Old and New Testaments : theological reflection on the Christian BibleIsaiahThe struggle to understand Isaiah as Christian scriptureTheological exegesis : essays in honor of Brevard S. Childs