Editors Hafemann and House are joined by Thomas Schreiner, Frank Thielman, Stephen Dempster, Elmer Martens and Roy Ciampa in this "whole Bible" examination of seven theological themes that affirm the unified message of Scripture: covenant relationship, God's commands, the atonement, the Servant of the Lord, the Day of the Lord, God's people, and the history of redemption. 352 pages, softcover from Baker.
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-Universität Tübingen) is reader in New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews. 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.