Biblical Theology: The Culmination of 40 Years of Study

Biblical Theology: The Culmination of 40 Years of Study July 13, 2019

What is in many ways my most important book of a lifetime of scholarship is Biblical Theology: The Convergence of the Canon. It will be released the last day of this month, and at $34.99 for the paperback for over 500 pages of material it is a bargain considering how much this book contains. If you read the editorial reviews and endorsements, you will find that it is called by Scot McKnight the textbook on this subject for the foreseeable future, highly recommended by Richard Bauckham, and a magesterial study by Philip Jenkins. It has also bee heartily endorsed by both OT scholars and even various Calvinists, even though I am a Wesleyan Evangelical. I call this a culminating study because it required: 1) I do significant commentaries on every book of the NT first, and 2) detailed intertextual studies on the use of the OT in the NT, and 3) teach OT for over a decade, as well as the NT. All of this is why in an age of over-specialization not many scholars even attempt to do a volume on Biblical Theology, not least because Biblical Theology is not NT plus OT theology, nor the reading of later historical theologies, including Reformation theology, back into the Bible.

I hope you all will give it a read and see what you think. It shows among other things, how the progressive nature of revelation leads to a Trinitarian way of thinking by the time we get to Paul and subsequent theological thinkers.

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