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History, Prophecy and God

Robert Rendall

 



London: The Paternoster Press, 1954. Hbk. Reproduced by kind permission of Paternoster Publishing

From the dust jacket:

Today's history was yesterday's prophecy; to­morrow, today's prophecy will have become history. Therefore history and prophecy are but different aspects of the same process, and must share a com­mon origin and end. This book seeks to shew that Biblical history and prophecy point to a Divine movement within and behind the flow of human affairs, and have their common origin in the purpose of God as it culminates in Christ.

As this book emphasizes, the authenticity of Biblical history is of vital importance. While myths may be used to illustrate and teach moral truths, they cannot document circumstances of fact. And the Event of Christ in history is an event linked with clearly-stated antecedent circumstances of fact. Consequently, Biblical history and prophecy must be viewed as a coherent whole, or we do but grasp isolated links instead of a chain.

Moreover, the unity of history and prophecy in God presents us with a moral dilemma and a personal challenge. If history be grounded in the decisions of the Divine will: if the structure of events be not fortuitous but deliberate: and if all moves to a culminating purpose—then it behoves all of us, who are the raw material out of which history and prophecy are made, to discover that Divine purpose for each of our lives, and to fulfil it.

Table of Contents

Chapter Page
Foreword By F. F. Bruce View in PDF format pdf

9

Author's Preface View in PDF format pdf

11

Introduction View in PDF format pdf

13

   
Part I History
I The Nature of Bible History View in PDF format pdf

17

II The Note of Continuity in Old Testament History View in PDF format pdf

25

III The Note of Progression in Old Testament History View in PDF format pdf

36

IV The Note of Crisis in Old Testament History View in PDF format pdf

46

V The Unity of Old Testament History View in PDF format pdf

57

     
Part II Prophecy
VI The Nature and Function of Biblical Prophecy View in PDF format pdf

63

VII The Note of Law in Old Testament Prophecy View in PDF format pdf

72

VIII The Note of Prediction in Old Testament Prophecy View in PDF format pdf

81

IX The Messianic Note in Old Testament Prophecy View in PDF format pdf

98

X The Unity of Old Testament Prophecy View in PDF format pdf

111

     
Part III God
XI The Fulfilment of the Plan View in PDF format pdf

117

XII` The Unity of All Things in God View in PDF format pdf

122

     
  Complete book in one file (5.85MB)View in PDF format pdf