Books by Robin Routledge
Hosea (2020) - in the Tyndale OT commentary series
An adulterous woman repeatedly spurns the love of her youth, while her betrayed husband offers forgiveness and seeks to win her back and restore the intimacy of their first love. With this bold and uncomfortable imagery, Hosea tells the story of God and his people. The message is made more poignant as God calls the prophet to embody this divine suffering and redeeming forgiveness in his own marriage. Hosea's own story thus sets the stage for his message of God's faithful and enduring love, his righteous judgement and also his continuing offer of reconciliation and a new beginning. Robin Routledge's commentary explores the historical, cultural, literary and theological dimensions of the book, and offers a guide to its continuing message of judgement, hope and restoration.
As Long as the Earth Endures: The Bible, Creation and the Environment (2014) - co-edited with Jonathan Moo
For Christians who cultivate theological acuity, so that they see things as God sees them. This stimulating volume offers biblical, theological and scientific perspectives on creation and the environment. You'll be left reflecting God's love and wisdom in how we relate to all he has made.
Old Testament Theology: A Thematic Approach (2008)
A substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology in the main body of the text, with more detailed discussion and references for further reading in the footnotes. His purpose is to examine the theological significance of the various texts in their wider canonical context, noting unity and coherence within the Old Testament (and to some extent between the Old and New Testaments), whilst also being aware of diversity. A brief outline of the relationship between exegesis and biblical theology within the overall task of interpreting and applying biblical material is given in the first chapter.This volume has grown out of a teaching context, and is intended for students but will also be of benefit to others who want to take the theological content of the Old Testament seriously, and to apply its message to the life and ministry of the church today.
Old Testament Introduction: Text, Interpretation, Structure, Themes (2016)
Robin Routledge enables readers to engage with the text. He discusses date, authorship, the writers' intention and purpose, and significant textual issues; key scholarly approaches to the text, including historical-critical and literary approaches. To help us comprehend and interpret the Old Testament, and so apply it to current belief and praxis, Routledge includes an overview of exegetical and hermeneutical approaches. He also offers some guidance through the maze of new treatments and terminology.