Do the law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions. This explores five major approaches to this important biblical topic that have developed in protestant circles. Each of the five authors presents his particular perspective on the issue and responds to the other four. William A. VanGemeren (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) presents a non-theonomic Reformed view of the use of the law. Greg L. Bahnsen (Southern California Center for Christian Sutides) argues for a theonomic reformed approach. Walter C. Kaiser (Gordon-Conwell Seminary) maintains that the weightier issues of the Law of Moses are binding on believers today. Wayne G. Strickland (Multnomah School of the Bible) advocates the dispensational view. Douglas J. Moo (Trinity Evangelical School) proposes a modified Lutheran approach with a clear antithesis between the Law and the Gospel.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 462 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 1996 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
This book explores five major approaches to the relationship between the law and the Gospel, each author presenting his particular perspective on the issue and responding to the other four.
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.
Greg L. Bahnsen, was resident scholar at the Southern California Center for Christian Students.
Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (PhD, Brandeis University) is distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Dr. Kaiser has written over 40 books, including Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching; The Messiah in the Old Testament; and The Promise-Plan of God; and coauthored An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning. Dr. Kaiser and his wife, Marge, currently reside at Kerith Farm in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. Dr. Kaisers website is www.walterckaiserjr.com.
Douglas Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is the Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. His work centers on understanding the text of the New Testament and its application today. He has written extensively in several commentary series, including the NIV Application Commentary, Pillar Commentary, Tyndale New Testament Commentary, and the New International Commentary on the New Testament.
Wayne G. Stickland is professor of theology and co-chair of the Bible and theology department at Multnomah School of the Bible.
Willem VanGemeren (PhD, University of Wisconsin) is professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of a number of books, including Interpreting the Prophetic Word (Zondervan) and a commentary on Psalms in the Expositor's Bible Commentary series (Zondervan).