Skip to content

Old Testament Studies

Major Book Review: Mark Hamilton, A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018)

When: June 10, 2021, 1:45 pm - Thursday

Where: Swang 230

Session 4

Session Abstract

The genre of Biblical Introduction consists of two common approaches: “critical” editions explore OT texts as representations of ancient cultural ideas, and “popular” editions explain how OT teachings and stories set the stage for Christian doctrines. Mark Hamilton’s Theological Introduction… yokes these approaches together, demonstrating ways that inspired writers employed ancient Near Eastern literary types to address issues arising in the course of God’s relationship with His people. Four reviewers will consider how Hamilton’s work might enable church leaders and academics alike to engage the message of the OT more fully, section by section (Pentateuch, History, Wisdom, and Prophets).

Speakers

Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, Convener

  • Kevin Youngblood, Harding University, on the Pentateuch, Reviewer
  • Naomi Walters, Rochester University, on the Books of History, Reviewer
  • Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University, on Books of Wisdom, Reviewer
  • Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, on Prophetic Books, Reviewer
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Author, Reply

2022 CSC Info Coming Soon

1 / 5

James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

2 / 5

Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

3 / 5

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

4 / 5

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

5 / 5

David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

Remembering Dr. Elizabeth Clark

September 14, 2021

We’ve long experienced the reality that the CSC is a “family of scholars”. And as a family, we celebrate the successes of our colleagu...

2022 CSC Theme and Keynote

June 15, 2021

We are happy to announce the 2022 conference theme: A Livable World: Partnerships in Creation, Justice, Wellness & Economy. Save the dat...

“Healthcare Challenges, Opportunities and Transformation in a Modern Day Plague”

May 12, 2021

The past eighteen months have been dominated by a global pandemic – the worst in over a century. COVID-19 has subjugated every element of ...

Site Designed and Developed by 5by5 - A Change Agency