Welch’s The Work of the Chronicler (1939) now available on-line

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Professor Adam C. Welch’s 1938 Schweich Lectures of the British Academy (1938) are now available on-line – the work became public domain on 1st January this year:

Adam C. Welch [1864-1943], The Work of the Chronicler: Its Purpose and Its Date. The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1938. London: Oxford University Press, 1939. Hbk. 163.

Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol 12 now on-line

Volume 12 of the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology is now available on-line here.

Christopher Newton, “Divine Purpose and Prophecy,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 12 (2013): 1-17.

Deseree Whittle, “Engaging Rastas,” 18-33.

Las G. Newman, “Can Jamaica Be Restored?” 34-47.

D.V. Palmer, “New Testament Theology,” 48-92.

Gosnell L. Yorke, “A Review of John Paul Heil’s Ephesians,” 93-99.

Taneika Wedderburn, “Valedictorian,” 100-104.

Devon Dick, “Our Sin-Filled Life and God’s Forgiveness,” 105-112.

New Book on the Theology of Amos by John Barton

John Barton, The Theology of the Book of Amos. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pbk. ISBN-13: 9780521671750. pp.215.

The publisher’s blurb says:

In modern times Amos has come to be considered one of the most important prophets, mainly for his uncompromising message about social justice. This book provides a detailed exploration of this theme and other important elements of the theology underlying the book of Amos. It also includes chapters on the text itself, providing a critical assessment of how the book came to be, the original message of Amos and his circle, which parts of the book may have been added by later scribes, and the finished form of the book. The author also considers the book’s reception in ancient and modern times by interpreters as varied as rabbis, the Church Fathers, the Reformers and liberation theologians. Throughout, the focus is on how to read the book of Amos holistically to understand the organic development of the prophet’s message through the many stages of the book’s development and interpretation.

Table of Contents:
General editors’ preface
Preface
1. Amos: the critical issues
2. Religious belief and practice in Amos’s day
3. The theology of Amos and his circle
4. Theological theme in the additions to the book of Amos
5. The theology of the book of Amos
6. The reception of the theology of Amos
7. The theology of Amos then and now.
Features:
• Provides an up-to-date survey of theories about the writing and theology of the book of Amos
• Discusses social justice in the prophets and links to Liberation Theology
• Reflects current interest in reading the ‘final form’ of biblical books