The Old Testament raises far-reaching issues for the Christian faith. In his valuable historical study Kraeling surveys Christian attitudes to the Old Testament since the Reformation. He offers with scholarly precision and thoroughness an overview of the arguments and attitudes revealed in the massive debates on the Old Testament which have wracked Christendom during the last five centuries. He shows the reactions of Christian scholars to the Old Testament and how these affected the attitude of the Church. This book offers the general reader as well as the Bible student an understanding of the role of the Old Testament in the life of the Church and in Biblical scholarship. It also reveals the profound impact of the Old Testament on the understanding of the New.
Dr. Emil Kraeling (1892-) was formerly Professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York (USA). Publications: The Brooklyn Museum Aramaic Papyri, 1953 The Old Testament since the Reformation, 1955 Bible Atlas, 1956 The Clarified New Testament, 1962
Introduction1. Luther and the Old Testament2. Zwingli and Calvin and the Old Testament3. The Old Testament from the Reformation to the Middle of the Seventeenth Century4. The Reaction Against the Orthodox View of the Old Testament5. Schleiermacher and the Old Testament6. The Old Testament in Nineteenth Century Theological Thought Before Ritschl7. The Transition to the Modern Situation8. The Old Testament in Systematic Theology Since Ritschl9. The Apologetic of Biblical Scholars10. Harnack and Delitzsch11. Systematic Theology and the Old Testament After 191812. Apologetic of the 'Twenties and 'Thirties13. The Revival of the New Testament Approach14. The Old Testament and the Existential Question15. The Old Testament as Antithesis to Christianity16. Recent Discussions17. Towards a Biblical Theology?NotesIndex of SubjectsIndex of NamesIndex of Scripture Passages