Preaching the Tradition
Homily and Hermeneutics after the Exile
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Preaching the Tradition by Rex Mason
Book DescriptionThe aim of this study is to examine the speeches given to leading characters in the Books of Chronicles, including those which formed the basis of Gerhard von Rad's book The Levitical Sermon in the Books of Chronicles. These are compared with similar material in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah and in the post-exilic prophets. It is Dr Mason's contention that recurring themes and homiletical devices suggest that these 'addresses' (while not to be classified as 'Sermons') do reveal something of the exegetical and teaching methods employed in the Second Temple period, which are here echoed. By studying the contents and aims of this preaching, the author tries to clarify the process by which pre-exilic Davidic Yahwism became the living faith of the post-exilic community in the challenging circumstances of the Persian and Greek periods through the careful reinterpretation of earlier scriptural material.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521383042
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rex Mason
Preaching the Tradition, Paperback (December 2007)
This book compares the 'addresses' in the Books of Chronicles with similar material in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and in the post-exilic prophets.
Micah,Nahum and Obadiah, Paperback (September 2004)
Mason here provides a valuable basic orientation to the modern reading of these short and often difficult prophetic books. By carefully surveying and evaluating the historical critical options that have been proposed during the last century, Mason then outlines the message of these books within a post-exilic, canonical context.
Books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, Paperback (December 1977)» View all books by Rex Mason
The New English Bible translation of teh text, with an introduction and commentary.
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