Item description for Songs of the Servant: Isaiah's good news by Henri Blocher...
"He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief." As part of the last of four great poems known as the "Servant Songs," these familiar words were first uttered by a lonely prophet to Jewish exiles in mighty Babylon: to folk who were convinced that their tiny, storm-tossed nation had been forgotten by its God. To them Isaiah brings a message of hope, telling of a mysterious "Servant of the Lord" who suffers beyond human endurance for sins which he did not commit, yet who lives again to witness the deliverance of those for whom he died. What were these people to make of this strange figure? Who was Isaiah speaking about? And, centuries later, who gave the New Testament writers the idea that these prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus Christ? Henri Blocher is Knoedler Professor of Systematic Theology at Wheaton College, Illinois, and Professor of Systematic Theology at the Faculte Libre de Theologie Evangelique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France. His other books include In the Beginning, Songs of the Servant and Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle.
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573832812 ISBN13 9781573832816
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More About Henri Blocher
Henri A. Blocher is professor emeritus of systematic theologyat the Faculte Libre de Theologie Evangelique, Vaux-sur-Seine, France, where he taught for many years, beginning with itsfounding in 1965. He is former Gunther Knoedler Chair ofTheology at Wheaton College, and was a member of theLausanne Committee on World Evangelization from 1975 to1980. Blocher studied at a number of institutions including theSorbonne, London Bible College, Gordon Divinity School, and theFaculte Libre de Theologie Protestante of Paris, and he now sitson the advisory board of the Fellowship of European EvangelicalTheologians, which he has also served as president. His booksinclude Evil and the Cross: An Analytical Look at the Problem of Pain and Original Sin, a biblical theology of the Hebrew Bible. He andhis wife, Henriette, a psychologist, have three children and sevengrandchildren."