by Phillip Cary
Pastors and leaders of the classical church--such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley--interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Brazos Press
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Our family read this book aloud over Christmas break and was really fascinated by what is going on in this little book of four chapters--written by an Augustine scholar, it really made us think and have great conversations regarding the comic hero Jonah. One of the particular gems of this book is the discussion of the relationship of Jews and Gentiles (i.e. Christians) similar to how Jonah views Ninevah. A really fantastic book! I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series.
This is a wonderfully written and consistently interesting theological commentary, which lives up to the aims and quality of other volumes in the series. Cary is sensitive not only to exegetical and theological nuances in the text itself, but also offers valuable reflections on the connections of the text with the entire biblical canon.