By Erhard S. Gerstenberger
The writer the following deals a thorough departure from conventional remedies of outdated testomony theology. instead of providing a scientific method, he discusses some of the theological voices coming from various social settings inside of historic Israel: the family members and the extended family, village, tribal alliance, and country. Gerstenberger concludes along with his reflections on how the biblical witness informs modern theology, and needs to be contextual and ecumenical for you to be genuine.
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