Brevard Childs: Biblical Theologian // Daniel R. Driver.


A most comprehensive, dissertation-esque, monograph on possibly the most influential and important biblical theologian of the 20th century: Brevard Childs. The man has written truck loads of monographs, dissertations, articles, lectures, and sermons–and Dr. Driver has meticulously compiled a thorough outline of the progression of Childs’ thoughts and theological prolegomena. Though Childs has spent most of his academic life in an uphill battle, his contributions are far and deep–we are reaping the theological gravitas of his works. This theological and intellectual biography is an invaluable resource for those curious about canon, hermeneutics, and OT and NT relationship. But be forewarned: it is extremely dense, detailed, and, at times, frustrating (Driver quotes blocks of German text and the translations are in the endnotes).


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