The Old Testament in Christian Proclamation: A New Testament Perspective

Donald H. Juel

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1983

Issue: The Old Testament and the New (Vol. 3, No 3, Summer, 1983)

In today’s Christian pulpits, Old Testament texts play a minimal role. In view of the enormous influence those texts have had on our theology and liturgical heritage, their scriptural status in our Bibles, and the time invested in Old Testament studies at colleges and seminaries, that seems strange. The situation cries out for redress. Professor Fretheim is surely correct in the previous essay when he insists that consideration of the matter must include examination of what is experienced when Christians hear passages from the Old Testament. I have chosen to focus on that question as well, but from the vantage point of the New Testament, with special emphasis on Paul’s letters.

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