Item description for We Have Heard That God Is with You: Preaching the Old Testament by Rein Bos...
Overview Chapters 1 through 7 provide a consideration of classical hermeneutical models. Chapters 8 through 11 include the biblical-theological and hermeneutical background and ingredients of Bos's creative model. Chapters 12 through 15 are an elaboration of this new model. Finally, Chapter 16 employs the model to consider Exodus 3, the songs of the servant of the LORD in Deutero-Isaiah, and Psalm 22.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802807704 ISBN13 9780802807700
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More About Rein Bos
Rein Bos is senior pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands and adjunct professor of homiletics and preaching at the Protestant Theological University also in the Netherlands.
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a great help for preachers Mar 16, 2010
Too often, Christian preachers are limited in their preaching of the Old Testament. They either preach it in an exclusively Christological way, or they preach it purely in a historical way. Most often, preachers opt for the New Testament. Bos offers a way out of the dillema, developing a way for Christians to read the Old Testament on multiple levels. His approach is a balanced, affirming the abiding siginificance of the people Israel to Christian theology, but retaining a place for Christological approaches to the Old Testament.
Enriching more traditional models, Bos claims that the Old Testament can be preached on four levels: the sensus Israeliticus (the Israel-centered sense), the Christological, the ecclesiological, and the eschatological. He develops these categories based on the New Testament's use of the Old. Best of all, Bos gives examples of how to apply these senses to reading and preaching.
This is an excellent book. It is well-grounded in the Christian tradition, but also in important recent conversations (especially about supercessionism and related topics). Bos helps preachers read Scripture in a deeper way, which will hopefully help to enrich sermon content and help the church recapture the Old Testament as an abiding gift and not simply a preface to the New.