Christ and the New Creation
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About "Christ and the New Creation"
In Christ and the New Creation, Matthew Emerson takes a fresh approach to understanding New Testament theology by using a canonical methodology. Although typically confined to Old Testament theology, Emerson sees fruitfulness in applying this method to New Testament theology as well. Instead of a thematic or book-by-book analysis, Emerson attempts to trace the primary theological message of the New Testament through paying attention to its narrative and canonical shape. He concludes that the order of the books of the New Testament emphasize the story of Christ's inauguration, commissioning, and consummation of the new creation.
Meet the Author
Matthew Emerson (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Seminary, ) is Dickinson Assistant Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. In addition to a number of articles, he is the author of Christ and the New Creation: A Canonical Approach to the Theology of the New Testament (Wipf And Stock, 2013). Emerson also serves as a steering committee member for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and Senior Fellow for the Center for Ancient Christian Studies.