A valuable historical study of Christian attitudes to the Old Testament since the Reformation, offering an overview of the arguments revealed in the debates over the last five centuries. Kraeling explains with scholarly precision how this affected the attitude of the Church and the interpretation of the New Testament.
Dr. Emil Kraeling was formerly Professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York (USA).
Introduction 1. Luther and the Old Testament 2. Zwingli and Calvin and the Old Testament 3. The Old Testament from the Reformation to the Middle of the Seventeenth Century 4. The Reaction Against the Orthodox View of the Old Testament 5. Schleiermacher and the Old Testament 6. The Old Testament in Nineteenth Century Theological Thought Before Ritschl 7. The Transition to the Modern Situation 8. The Old Testament in Systematic Theology Since Ritschl 9. The Apologetic of Biblical Scholars 10. Harnack and Delitzsch 11. Systematic Theology and the Old Testament After 1918 12. Apologetic of the 'Twenties and 'Thirties 13. The Revival of the New Testament Approach 14. The Old Testament and the Existential Question 15. The Old Testament as Antithesis to Christianity 16. Recent Discussions 17. Towards a Biblical Theology? Notes Index of Subjects Index of Names Index of Scripture Passages