fretheimTo say Terence Fretheim is a leading Old Testament scholar is an understatement. Professor Fretheim has literally written the book on creation. His scholarship represents a shift from the previous school, which elevates heilsgeschichte (salvation history) as the primary lens for interpreting the Old Testament. He argues instead for creation as the primary theme. We discuss his book God and World in the Old Testament, a less anthropocentric view of creation, and the characteristics of genuine relationship between God and the world. He’s passionate about ‘a God who weeps, who gets angry, who rejoices . . . a God who is in genuine interaction with the world.’

Homebrewed Christianity recommends these books by Terence Fretheim:

God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation

The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective

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Oops…before there are comments on this, there are indeed 27 books in the New Testament, not 28. I’m always trying to add more texts to the canon.