Apr 20, 2008

The Heart of the Old Testament

I have recently begun reading Ronald Youngblood's
The Heart of the Old Testament: A Survey of Key Theological Themes, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998). Youngblood identifies and discusses the following nine themes that he beli
eves is the heart of the Old Testament.

1. Monotheism
2. Sovereignty

3. Election
4. Covenant
5. Theocracy

6, Law
7. Sacrifice
8. Faith
9. Redemption


Anonymous said...

One problem with Youngblood's paradigm for the heart of the OT is that he displays no topical understanding of creation.

Charles Savelle said...

Thanks for your comment. Are you suggesting that creation should be included as a major theme? Youngblood does discuss creation in his chapter on sovereignty.