Biblical Theology: The Convergence of the Canon
In Biblical Theology, Ben Witherington, III, examines the theology of the Old and New Testaments as a totality. Going beyond an account of carefully crafted Old and New Testament theologies, he demonstrates the ideas that make the Bible a sacred...
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In Biblical Theology, Ben Witherington, III, examines the theology of the Old and New Testaments as a totality. Going beyond an account of carefully crafted Old and New Testament theologies, he demonstrates the ideas that make the Bible a sacred book with a unified theology. Witherington brings a distinctive methodology to this study. Taking a constructive approach, he first examines the foundations of the writers' symbolic universe - what they thought and presupposed about God - and how they revealed those thoughts through the narratives of the Old and New Testaments. He also shows how the historical contexts and intellectual worlds of the Old and New Testaments conditioned their narratives, and, in the process, created a large coherent Biblical world view, one that progressively reveals the character and action of God. Thus, the Yahweh of the Old Testament, the Son in the Gospels, and the Father, Son, and Spirit in the New Testament writings are viewed as persons who are part of the singular divine identity. Witherington's progressive revelation approach allows each part of the canon to be read in its original context and with its original meaning.
Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.
Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.
- 1. A Method To The Madness; 2. The God Of The Burning Bush; 3. The God Of Golgotha; 4. The God Of The Burning Heart; 5. The Stars Align In Constellations - The Storied World Of The Bible: Part One; 6. The Stars Align In Constellations - The Storied World Of The Bible: Part Two; 7. The Passion Play And Its Sequels Without Equal; 8. Covenanting And Theologizing After The Fall And Before The Incarnation; 9. Covenanting And Theologizing After The Incarnation And Before Pentecost; 10. New Covenanting In The Eschatological Age Of The Spirit; 11. The Election Results; 12. Where The Reformation Went Wrong; 13. Faith In The Final Future - The New Creation; 14. The Threefold Cord - Theology, Ethics, And Praxis; 15. And So? A Cautionary Conclusion; Appendix A: Biblical Theology And New Testament Theology - A Dialogue With Francis Watson; Appendix B: The Death Of Sin In The Death Of Jesus: Atonement Theology.