Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 228 pages

All of our attempts to find the historical backgrounds to texts have led us to believe that we have "figured out" the Bible. Steering a course between modernity's obsession with historical readings and fundamentalism's compulsion for ahistorical readings, Christopher Seitz recovers a figural/typological approach to both the Old and New Testament that shapes a theological understanding of Scripture. Figured Out examines the loss of figural assumptions and models another way forward.

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This is a book about typology and providence, but not only about those things. It is about how typology and providence in the Scriptures unite the Two Testaments of the Bible and still have relevance ... Read full review

A Collection of Essays, not Introductory Textbook

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Theological Crisis
13
Two Testaments and the Failure of One TraditionHistory
35
Is There a Coherent
49
The Virginia Report
69
Rite I in American Book of Common
81
Ending John and Ending Jesus
91
Earthly Jesus and Isaiah as
103
Scripture as Rule of Faith and Recent Misuse
117
Christian Reflection on
131
The Old Testament Mission and Christian Scripture
145
Prayer in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible
159
Conclusion
193
Index
221
Copyright

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Christopher R. Seitz is Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. He is the author or editor of eight books including Figured Out: Typology, Providence and Christian Scripture and Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism.

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