Books at a Glance recently interviewed me regarding my most recent publication, co-edited with Jason Gile and Kenneth Turner: For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014).
Part 1 of the interview included:
- An overview of Daniel I. Block’s career, his leading contributions, my relationship with him, and what considerations gave rise to this new Festschrift in his honor.
- A biblical-theological synthesis of the title For Our Good Always, which was taken from Deuteronomy 6:24.
- Common factors that led to the impressive list of twenty-five contributors that participated in the volume.
- A brief summary of the significance and overall contribution of Deuteronomy to the Christian canon.
Part 2 added the following:
- A brief description of the distinctiveness of my own approach to the numbering of the Decalogue.
- An example of the significance or practical implications of my numbering.
- A synthesis of my connection between the Decalogue and the imago Dei.
- Suggestions for where to start reading Daniel Block’s works.
- A list of suggested resources for studying Deuteronomy.
For a synthesis of For Our Good Always, see my earlier post here.