n HTS : Theological Studies - The faith of the outsider : Exclusion and inclusion in the Biblical story, F.A. Spina : book review

Volume 62, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Spina, F A 2005 - The faith of the outsider: Exclusion and inclusion in the Biblical story Publisher: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 216 Pages. Price: US$ 16.00 Reviewer: Dr In-Cheol Shin (Pretoria) This book, The faith of the outsider, explores the theme of insider/outsider which is maintained throughout the Bible. The people of Israel believed that they were God's elected people - the chosen people of God. According to ethnic perspectives, Israel was "inside" and all other nations (gentiles) were "outsiders". The Biblical issue of God's election of particular people has long been accepted by Jews and Christians alike. As ..

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