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Bibil Identifier bibil:212690
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Old Testament in Christian Spirituality
Title (English, ) Perspectives on the Undervaluation of the Old Testament in Christian Spirituality
Author Lombaard, Christo
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 433-450 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Christian spirituality draws strongly on the Bible. Yet, it is the New Testament that almost without exception features most prominently. Ten possible reasons are offered why the Old Testament takes on such a disproportionately diminutive role in the practice and study of spirituality: Textual complexity/critical scholarship/theological educa-tion; Modern popular pieties; The cultural gaps between the Old Testament worlds and our worlds; Theological difficulties/Christian sensibilities; Fear of “boundary-less” interpretations; The reference to Scripture by writers on spirituality; The notion of progressive revelation; Theological diversity within the Old Testament; OT : NT = law : grace; The long and the short of textual units.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Comprehensive Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament
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