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The Authority of the Old Testament [Paperback]

By John Bright (Author)
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"As its title page indicates, the substance of [this book] was delivered as the James A. Gray Lectures at the Divinity School of Duke University. That was in November of 1959. But the book actually had its genesis much earlier, for the problem which it treats is one that had plagued me for many years prior to that time. I suppose that it is inevitable that is should have: it is a problem that no teacher of Old Testament studies can forever evade. Certainly I was unable to do so. I had long found myself troubled by the fact that so few preachers--myself included, I fear--really seemed to know how to proceed with the Old Testament, or were guided in their preaching from it, if they preached from it at all, by any conscious hermeneutical principles...It early became clear to me that the place of Old Testament studies in the theological curriculum was not something that could be taken for granted. I was driven to the realization that if I could not present my students with some positive position with regard to the place of the Old Testament in the Bible, and provide them with some guidance in their use of it in the pulpit, they might justifiably regard all that I was trying to teach them, however interesting it might be historically, as of questionable theological and practical importance." (from the Preface, by John Bright)

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"As its title page indicates, the substance of this book]was delivered as the James A. Gray Lectures at the Divinity School of Duke University. That was in November of 1959. But the book actually had its genesis much earlier, for the problem which it treats is one that had plagued me for many years prior to that time. I suppose that it is inevitable that is should have: it is a problem that no teacher of Old Testament studies can forever evade. Certainly I was unable to do so. I had long found myself troubled by the fact that so few preachers--myself included, I fear--really seemed to know how to proceed with the Old Testament, or were guided in their preaching from it, if they preached from it at all, by any conscious hermeneutical principles...It early became clear to me that the place of Old Testament studies in the theological curriculum was not something that could be taken for granted. I was driven to the realization that if I could not present my students with some positive position with regard to the place of the Old Testament in the Bible, and provide them with some guidance in their use of it in the pulpit, they might justifiablyregard all that I was trying to teach them, however interesting it might be historically, as of questionable theological and practical importance." (from the Preface, by John Bright)

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Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.71" Width: 5.39" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1971
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687030323  
ISBN13  9780687030323  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Bright is Professor of Hebrew and Interpretation of the Old Testament, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. A minister of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., he has served pastorates in North Carolina and Maryland. His book The Kingdom of God won the 1952 Abingdon Press Award.

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Explain yourself  Aug 12, 2005
The comment by Benjamin Shobert ("I believe certain attachments to specific evangelical Christian ideas about inerrancy, infallibility and inspiration colored the last ¼ of the book, and as such, limited the poignancy of his conclusions.") stops short of being helpful.

What does he mean by 'certain attachments to specific evangelical Christian ideas'? Are the ideas Bright is attached to in support of or in opposition to inerrancy, infallibility and inspiration of the Bible?

If it is that Bright stands in support of those issues, then I will certainly be interested in his work. If however he is opposed to them, then I would not at all be interested, for I do not care to be reading 'Christian Evangelical' works on the Word of God that do not espouse precisely those issues.

Since when is anyone qualified to comment on the bible who does not hold to its being precisely the Word of God?
 
Asks the critical questions, but stops short of answering  Sep 17, 2004
Bright's book is an attempt to answer some of the pressing questions relative to the role the Church should give to the Old Testament. I was thoroughly excited reading the book, being very appreciative of Bright's attempts to be completely candid over the difficulties in holding to a literal hermeneutic of Old Testament authority. I found Bright's conclusion very unsatisfying and quite unfulfilling. He seemed to have the courage to ask the really hard questions, but would not follow through logically on where his questions were taking him. I believe certain attachments to specific evangelical Christian ideas about inerrancy, infallibility and inspiration colored the last ¼ of the book, and as such, limited the poignancy of his conclusions.
 

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