1 & 2 Chronicles

by PETER LEITHART (Author)Peter J. Leithart (Author)R. Reno (Editor)Robert Jenson (Editor)
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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret scripture creedally for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. 1 & 2 Chronicles, like each commentary in the series, is designed to serve the church and to demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

Praise for 1 & 2 Chronicles in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible

"Leithart has established himself as a sensitive, close reader of the biblical text who is guided by the richness of the Christian theological tradition. This commentary is an adroit and refreshing attempt to weave together these two talents."
--Gary A. Anderson, University of Notre Dame

"With his customary flair, Leithart opens up both the structure and the typology of 1 & 2 Chronicles, offering significant assistance to any preacher who seeks to proclaim the good news from this difficult text. Leithart is especially illuminating regarding the Chronicler's theology of music and the implications of that theology for the practice of worship. By demonstrating the centrality of worship to the narrative of Chronicles, Leithart also shows the coherence of the entire narrative. This commentary will be a helpful addition to the library of any pastor, especially those responsible for the worship life of their congregations."
--Laura A. Smit, Calvin College

Praise for Leithart's 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible

"Leithart's work [is] stimulating in its unabashedly theological interpretive stance. Such a starting point for the exegetical task inquires differently of the text and renders fresh applications and observations. The two disciplines of biblical and theological studies can only benefit from cross-disciplinary engagement and, certainly, Leithart demonstrates that both disciplines can be used critically and in service of the Church."
--Lissa M. Wray Beal, Toronto Journal of Theology

General editor: R. R. Reno (editor, First Things)
Series editors: Robert W. Jenson (1930-2017; Center of Theological Inquiry)
Robert Louis Wilken (University of Virginia)
Ephraim Radner (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto)
Michael Root (Catholic University of America)
George Sumner (Episcopal Diocese of Dallas)



Peter J. Leithart, Author

Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge), a former pastor, is president of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and a teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is the author of numerous books, including The End of Protestantism?, Traces of the Trinity, 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, and Athanasius in the Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone and a regular blogger at firstthings.com.

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R. Reno, Editor

Robert Jenson, Editor

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