Short description: A study of the way in which the Old Testament is viewed in the developing churches of the Third World, showing how the experience by which Israel was made ready for Jesus is applicable in the mission field.
Reverend Godfrey Edward Phillips (04.03.1878-29.11.1963) was educated at King Edward's School (Birmingham) and Mansfield College (Oxford). He was a missionary in India (Madras, Bangalore). He became Professor of Missions at Selly Oak Colleges (Birmingham). Publications: The Ancient Church and Modern India, 1919 The Missionary's Job, 1928 The Untouchables' Quest, 1936 Old Testament in the world church, 1942 The Transmission of the faith, 1947 The Religions of the World, 1948 The Imagery of the Pilgrim Psalms, 1957
Contents: INTRODUCTION PART ONE: THE PRESENT USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT I. THE OLD TESTAMENT AMONG PRIMITIVE POPULATIONS, PARTICULARLIY IN AFRICA II. THE OLD TESTAMENT IN. INDIA III. THE OLD TESTAMENT IN CHINA PART TWO: THE CONTENTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT VIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE I. THE PAGAN RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND OF THE OLD TESTAMENT II. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JEWS, AND TO THEM ALONE PART THREE: THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH I. JESUS AND THE OLD TESTAMENT II. THE FIRST CHURCH AND THE OLD TESTAMENT III. THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE LATER HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IV. THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE CHURCH TODAY PART FOUR: CONSTRUCTIVE CONCLUSIONS FROM THIS STUDY I. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AFFECTING ALL AREAS II. CONCLUSIONS AFFECTING PRIMITIVE PEOPLES III. CONCLUSIONS AFFECTING INDIA IV. CONCLUSIONS AFFECTING CHINA APPENDIX: THE OLD TESTAMENT AND ISLAM POSTSCRIPT BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES SCRIPTURE PASSAGES QUOTED GENERAL INDEX