Linguistic Typology of Templates: Jeff Good
The breadth and depth of these essays are a fitting testimony to the personal and professional interests of James W. Voelz. They span a spectrum from Greek language and lexicography to hermeneutics and translation theory to interpretation and theology of both biblical testaments to contemporary issues in church and world. Leading scholars with a diversity of interests and in diverse contexts offer a buffet of both general and focused issues from detailed translation theory and method to the World Series as a template for theological reflection, from creeds and confessions to cultural and social hermeneutics. Readers will find much that will strengthen and challenge their study of theology and the biblical text. ´´´´These essays offer a fine tribute to Dr. Voelz. The range of authors and topics match his large-mindedness, intellectual curiosity, linguistic expertise, love of the Sacred Scriptures, and careful commitment to their theological interpretation. While they are all scholarly and engaging, the contributions of Caragounis (´The Weltanschauung of New Testament Authors´), Weinrich (´Doubting ´´´´Doubting Thomas´´´´´) and Winger (´Saved through Child-Bearing?´) are particularly helpful in challenging prevailing misconceptions.´´´´ --John W. Kleinig, Emeritus Professor of the Old Testament and Biblical Exegesis, Australian Lutheran College, North Adelaide, South Australia Andrew H. Bartelt is the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Jeffrey Kloha is Professor of Exegetical Theology and Provost at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Paul R. Raabe is Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.