January 18, 2017
SCM Press hosted a book launch on Tuesday, 17th January at Ripon College Cuddesdon for Companion to the Old Testament: Introduction, Interpretation, Application, edited by Dr Hywel Clifford, the College's Director of Biblical Studies, with Douglas Earl, Ryan P O'Dowd and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer.
"An excellent new resource for Old Testament studies. Written from an avowedly Christian perspective, the Companion surveys the history of interpretation of each major section of the Old Testament in the patristic, mediaeval, Reformation, and modern periods, and then turns to a global perspective and the use of the OT in ministry and mission. Accessible as well as learned, and with up-to-date and comprehensive advice on further reading." (John Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Emeritus at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford)
“The chapters cover exactly what modern scholars want to teach in their classes: precisely the right intellectual enrichment, a good dose of how Scripture was received in the Christian tradition, and fine examples of how the Old Testament can be relevant in today´s world.” (Kristin De Troyer, University of Salzburg, Austria, and University of St Andrews, UK)
“How was the Old Testament interpreted by Christians through the ages? How can it impact ministry and mission today? At last a book which focusses on these major questions, answering them clearly and at length, in a refreshing approach that will both enlighten students and help professors to renew their own teaching. I am impressed by this tour de force.” (Matthieu Richelle, Faculté libre de théologie évangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France)