The Heartbeat of Old Testament Theology: Three Creedal Expressions

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This volume explores the theological heartbeat of the Old Testament by examining three big ideas that communicate the Old Testament's redemptive theology. Highly respected scholar Mark Boda shows how three creedal expressions--the narrative, character, and relational creeds--recur throughout the Old Testament and express its core redemptive theology, in turn revealing how the redemptive pulse of God expands to all of creation. He also traces these redemptive and creational pulses into the New Testament and shows their relevance for today's Christian community.

1. Taking the Pulse of Old Testament Theology: Past and Present
2. The Narrative Rhythm: God's Historical Action
3. The Character Rhythm: God's Active Character
4. The Relational Rhythm: God's Relational Identity
5. Integrating the Creedal Rhythms
6. Creation and the Creedal Rhythms
7. Taking the Old Testament Pulse in the New Testament
8. Taking the Old Testament Pulse in the Christian Life
9. Postscript: Calling for Response
Appendix: Biblical Theology and the Old Testament