Terence E. Fretheim Johanna van Wijk-Bos has written a clear and compelling study of the Pentateuch as a rich resource for Christian faith and practice. Devoting special attention to the Torah as instruction, she highlights its pervasive concern for showing hospitality to the stranger. Often bringing New Testament texts into a lively conversation with the Torah, she is especially alert to helpful ways of appropriating all of these texts for theological and ethical reflection.
About the Author
Johanna W H van Wijk-Bos is Dora Professor of Bible and Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Kentucky. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, she is also author of Reformed and Feminist: A Challenge to the Church.