The Gospel to the Nations
This impressive collection of essays on Paul's mission was commissioned by IVP in honour of Peter O'Brien (Vice Principal, Moore College, Sydney), who has made the Apostle's concerns his own through distinguished scholarship and personal ministry. The 24 contributors include...
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This impressive collection of essays on Paul's mission was commissioned by IVP in honour of Peter O'Brien (Vice Principal, Moore College, Sydney), who has made the Apostle's concerns his own through distinguished scholarship and personal ministry. The 24 contributors include Peter Jensen, Graeme Goldsworthy, Bill Dumbrell, Andrew Shead, Moises Silva, Ralph Martin, David Wenham, I Howard Marshall, D A Carson, Richard Longenecker, Andreas Kostenburger and Paul Barnett. 448 pages, from IVP
This text explores facets of the perspective's of the apostle Paul: Old Testament background to Pauls' mission; New Testament studies; the wider context of the world in which Pauls message was proclaimed and the use of that message past and present.
The mission of the apostle Paul, to proclaim the gospel to the nations, continues to be of vital relevance for the Christian church at the beginning of the twenty-first century. By Paul's own testimony, the gospel he was set apart to preach focused on Jesus Christ - crucified and risen - as the fulfilment of God's promises (Romans 1:1-3). If we are to be true to the apostle, we must seek to understand his mission and message from the perspective of biblical theology. This impressive collection of essays explores facets of such a perspective, under four broad headings: the Old Testament background to Paul's mission, New Testament studies, the wider context of the world in which Paul's message was proclaimed, and the use of that message in history and contemporary thought. The essays offer fresh and important contributions to Pauline studies. They were commissioned in honour of Peter T. O'Brien (Vice Principal, Moore Theological College, Sydney), who has made Paul's concerns his own through distinguished scholarship and personal ministry. Book jacket.
William J. Dumbrell (Th.D., Harvard University) was for many years Vice-Principal of Moore Theological College, Sydney where he also lectured in Old Testament. He also lectured at Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of many fine books that follow some significant biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation such as Covenant and Creation, The End of the Beginning, The Search for Order, The New Covenant and The Faith of Israel. He has also written commentaries on Galatians, Romans, and the Gospel of John in the New Covenant Commentary Series. He still teaches at several Sydney colleges and at Macquarie University, Sydney.
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Richard N. Longenecker (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is distinguished professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, Toronto. He is the author of numerous scholarly works including Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period; Galatians (Word Biblical Commentary series) and Romans (New International Commentary of theGreek New Testament)- most recently he has produced Introducing Romans: Critical Concerns in Pauls Most Famous Letter (Eerdmans, 2011).
Dr Peter Bolt (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) is Head of the Department of New Testament at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He is the author of Jesus' Defeat of Death: Persuading Mark's Readers(Cambridge, 2003); The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark's Gospel( New Studies in Biblical Theology 18 IVP, 2004); Living With The Underworld (Matthias Media, 2008); Matthew (Reading the Bible Today, Aquila Press) and See How We Died: A Biblical Theology of Mortality (NSBT InterVarsity). He is also the editor of, and contributor to the 2008 Moore College School of Theology published in Christ's Victory over Evil: Biblical theology and pastoral ministry.
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David Wenham (PhD., Manchester University) is Vice-Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. He previously taught in India at Union Biblical Seminary, returning in 1979 to Tyndale House in Cambridge where he directed the Gospels Research Project, then as Dean and Vice- Principal of the Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
His selected publications include Gospel Perspectives. (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1984), The Parables of Jesus. (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1989), Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity?(Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1995.)Exploring the New Testament (2 Volumes) D. Wenham and S. Walton. London: SPCK: 2001.) Paul and Jesus: The True Story. (London: SPCK, 2002).
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Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King's College) is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California; at Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, California; and at Logos Evangelical Seminary, El Monte, California.
A prolific author, his publications include Philippians (co-authored with Gerald Hawthorne, Word Biblical Commentary Series), A Hymn of Christ, Jude and 1-2 Peter (New Testament Theology Series), Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon (Interpretation Commentary Series), Reconciliation: A Study of Pauls Theology (revised edition), and The Worship of God: Some Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Reflections.
Martin has served as New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary Series; he also edited the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and co-edited the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments with Peter Davids.
Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).
Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
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I. Howard Marshall (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is emeritus professor of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor at the University of Aberdeen.
He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Concordance to the Greek New Testament (6th edition), The Gospel of Luke (New International Greek New Testament Commentary), The Epistles of John (New International Commentary of the New Testament), A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles (International Critical Commentary) and Acts (Tyndale New Testament Commentary).
His most recent volumes are Aspects of the Atonement, The Letter to the Romans (The Two Horizons Theological Commentary) and A Concise New Testament Theology.
Mark Thompson is author of A paper House and Forging War.
Edwin A. Judge is one Australia's most famous academics. After studying at Cambridge, Professor Judge moved to Sydney University and then on to Macquarie where he was appointed the first professor in Ancient History. For twenty-five years, and since his retirement, he has been a leader in Ancient History and the study of Early Christianity. Professor Judge helped to collect the study materials in the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre and to establish the Museum of Ancient Cultures, one of the finest institutions of its kind. He has published widely (over 400 articles, books, and essays) and served as editor of the Journal of Religious History. Professor Judge has served Macquarie University as an administrator in many capacities: as a department head, an elected member of the University Council, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In 1995 he received Membership of the Order of Australia, and in 1999 the Australian Academy of the Humanities elected him an Honorary Fellow. Some of his publications include The Social Pattern of Christian Groups in the First Century, and Antike u. Christentum. Towards a Definition of the Field, A Bibliographical Survey and a set of his most significant scholarly articles are found in Social Distinctives of the Christians in the First Century: Pivotal Essays by E. A. Judge.
Dr Don (D. A.) Carson is currently Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. Carson has written prolifically and profoundly on all these subjects.
Carson has written or edited 57 books - as well as numerous journal articles - ranging from New Testament commentaries to topical studies on the state of the contemporary church and its wider cultural context. His work is characterised by brilliant theological insight, thorough scholarship, and an uncompromising commitment to the essentials of Reformed doctrine.
Carson's landmark book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award. Other works that examine the interaction of church and culture include The Inclusive Language Debate (1998), Becoming Conversant With the Emerging Church (2005), Christ and Culture Revisited (2008) and The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012).
Carson's exegetical works include volumes on individual New Testament books in the Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary, Pillar New Testament Commentary, Baker Exegetical Commentary, and New International Greek Testament Commentary. In Exegetical Fallacies (1984, 1996, 2nd ed.), Carson is at his incisive best, analysing the root causes of errors in biblical interpretation. He has also notably edited the New Testament Commentary Survey up to its 7th edition (2013), as well as the Zondervan Study Bible (2015).
Donald Arthur Carson was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1946. His undergraduate degree majored in mathematics and chemistry. He went on to undertake a Master of Divinity with a Baptist seminary and earned his PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University in 1975, the same year he married his wife Joy. In 1978, Carson joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has worked ever since. In 2005 with Tim Keller, Carson founded The Gospel Coalition (TGC) - a network of Reformed churches dedicated to engaging and transforming the wider culture through speaking events, online advocacy, and publication. He continues to be an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.
Carson lives with his family in Liberty, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.
Moises Silva (PhD, University of Manchester) has taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the revising editor of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible and the author of six books, including Biblical Words and Their Meaning, a commentary on Philippians, and Interpreting Galatians.