Changed Into His Likeness: A Biblical Theology of Personal Transformation (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)
New Studies In Biblical Theology Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprised by New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson,...
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New Studies In Biblical Theology
Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprised by New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
New Studies in Biblical Theology volumes focus on three areas:
* the nature and status of biblical theology, including its relationship to other disciplines
* the articulation and exposition of the structure of thought from a particular biblical writer or text
*the delineation of a biblical theme across the biblical corpus
While volume notes interact with the best of recent research, the text of each work avoids untransliterated Greek and Hebrew or too much specialist jargon. The volumes are written within the framework of confessional evangelicalism, but they also engage a variety of other relevant viewpoints and significant literature.
This is a growing series and not yet complete. More volumes are forthcoming.
When it comes to the Christian life, what exactly can we expect with regard to personal transformation? Gary Millar addresses this most basic question. He explores the nature of gospel-shaped change, exposing the dangers of both promising too much and expecting too little. The central part of his study focuses on 'life in the middle' - between the change that is brought about when we become Christians, and the 'final' change in which we will be raised with Christ. Millar reads the 'character studies' of major Old Testament figures as depicting a moral decline throughout their lives, and their innate sinfulness and lack of change. This problem is resolved by a new covenant that promises both individual and corporate transformation in the power of the Spirit. The New Testament presents this as a rich and complex process that cannot be contained or adequately described by a single set of images. Transformation is real, deep-rooted and far-reaching. In developing an integrated biblical theology of transformation, Millar draws on the contributions of some key theologians, including Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, Edwards and Owen, and concludes with a careful synthesis.
Millar is minister at Howth and Malahide Presbyterian Church, Dublin. His DPhil in Old Testament is from the University of Oxford. A