How should the Old Testament be interpreted? It is considered to be complete nonsense by many sceptics who view it as a product of bronze-age mythology that promotes tribalistic violence. For many Christians, it serves as a literal record of events, a work of heavenly inspiration that recalls long-ago events. Additionally, it is a historical conundrum for many theologians, a body of writings that is best understood in light of the purposes of its human authors.
Bishop Robert Barron presents a fresh interpretation of the Old Testament based on the teachings of the Church Fathers in this classic work, "The Great Story of Israel," the first of two volumes. The Great Story of Israel offers an inspiring theological and spiritual interpretation of these ancient texts that integrates the specific concerns of their human authors and the distinctive mission of the Holy Spirit. It moves steadily through the Pentateuch, the historical writings, and the biblical novellas.
In this dramatic tale of election, freedom, and holiness—a tale read in the light of Christ, the glory of his people Israel—the parts and the whole, the Old and the New, theology and exegesis, all come together.
- Author: Bishop Robert Barron
- Binding: Hardcover
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 6 x 9
- Language: English