Central Themes in Biblical Theology: Mapping Unity in Diversity
A common approach to biblical theology is to examine the theology found in specific biblical books or authors, or in the individual Testaments. While this approach has value, the unity of the biblical message is sometimes missed. Since God is...
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A common approach to biblical theology is to examine the theology found in specific biblical books or authors, or in the individual Testaments. While this approach has value, the unity of the biblical message is sometimes missed. Since God is a unified being, we can expect his Word to have a unified message, though expressed in different ways at different times through history. This approach???a ???Whole Bible Biblical Theology??????is taken in this collection of studies on seven key theological themes found in Scripture. Each essay, written by a respected evangelical scholar, seeks to discover the unified message of the whole Bible on a given topic. Here is profitable reading for pastors, teachers, and students.
Scott J. Hafemann (DrTheol, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen) is Mary French Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous articles and of Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel; The God of Promise and the Life of Faith; Understanding the Heart of the Bible; and a commentary on 2 Corinthians. He is also the editor of Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect. Paul R. House (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate dean and professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School. He is author of Old Testament Theology, Old Testament Survey, The Unity of the Twelve, and commentaries on Lamentations and 1-2 Kings.
Building on the gains of the historical-critical project and sensitized by its postmodern critique, scholars are now more willing to talk about the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, as a book from and for communities of believers. Against this backdrop, editors Scott Hafemann and Paul House bring together a team of scholars willing to work together on - ?whole Bible biblical theology. - ? Fully aware of historical-critical matters of diversity, they nonetheless trace the Bible - 's unified teaching on key themes across the biblical canon. They define biblical theology as ?'that approach to Scripture which attempts to see biblical material holistically and to describe this wholeness or synthesis in biblical categories. - ? Biblical theology investigates the themes presented in Scripture, seeking to demonstrate the essential unity and coherence of the Old and New Testaments across the great diversity of their contents.Fully committed to such an understanding of biblical theology, this volume - 's contributors focus on selected central themes: their use and reuse by the biblical writers, their integration into the whole fabric of the Bible, and their development across the canon. These stimulating essays map significant aspects of God - 's self-revelation to human beings through the literary record in its historical context. Contributors include: Scott J. Hafemann on the covenant relationshipThomas R. Schreiner on the commands of GodFrank S. Thielman on the atonementStephen G. Dempster on the servant of the LordPaul R. House on the day of the LordElmer A. Martens on the people of GodRoy E. Ciampa on the history of redemption
Paul R. House is Associate Dean and Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School. His books include Old Testament Theology (IVP USA), The Unity of the Twelve (Sheffield), Lamentations (WBC) and 1–2 Kings (NAC).
Scott J. Hafemann is Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His books include Paul, Moses and the History of Israel (Hendrickson), The God of Promise and the Life of Faith (Crossway) and 2 Corinthians (NIVAC), and he is the editor of Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect(Apollos).
- Contributors <br>abbreviations <br>introduction <br>1. The Covenant Relationship <br>scott J. Hafemann<br>2. The Commands Of God <br>thomas R. Schreiner<br>3. The Atonement <br>frank S. Thielman<br>4. The Servant Of The Lord <br>stephen G. Dempster<br>5. The Day Of The Lord <br>paul R. House<br>6. The People Of God <br>elmer A. Martens<br>7. The History Of Redemption <br>roy E. Ciampa<br>index Of Scripture References <br>index Of Ancient Sources