Christ-Centered Biblical Theology Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles

ISBN-10: 0830839690
ISBN-13: 9780830839698
Edition: 2012
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Description: The appeal of biblical theology to Christians is that it provides a "big picture" that makes sense of the bulk and variety of the biblical literature. It seeks to view the whole scene of God's revelation of his one mighty plan of salvation. The  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The appeal of biblical theology to Christians is that it provides a "big picture" that makes sense of the bulk and variety of the biblical literature. It seeks to view the whole scene of God's revelation of his one mighty plan of salvation. The Bible ceases to be a mass of unconnected texts, and begins to look like a unity that connects the narratives of Israel with those of the four Gospels; that shows up in the progression from creation to new creation; and that highlights the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the primary focus of the whole Bible. If the Bible is indeed the one word of the one God about the one way of salvation through the one Savior, Jesus Christ, it is biblical theology that reveals this to us.Over the last fifty years, Graeme Goldsworthy has refined his understanding of biblical theology that came about as a result of his experiences as a student, pastor and teacher in theological education. His approach was first presented in Gospel and Kingdom, and more comprehensively in According to Plan. It has been welcomed in some circles, but has not been without its critics.In this valuable complement to his volume Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy defends and refines the rationale for his approach, which has drawn particularly on that developed by the Australian biblical scholar Donald Robinson. Goldsworthy's conviction is that biblical theology is foundational for evangelical hermeneutics, indispensable in expository preaching, and life-giving to pastoral ministry.

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Preface
Abbreviations
Biblical theology: lame duck or eagles' wings?
Confessions of a biblical theology addict
The big questions about the big picture
The Robinson-Hebert schema
The role of Genesis I - II
The question of reductionism
Why is biblical theology so neglected?
Evangelical definitions and presuppositions
Tentative steps towards a definition of biblical theology
Evangelical theological presuppositions in biblical theology
Evangelical hermeneutical presuppositions in biblical theology
Salvation and history
The idea of salvation history
The biblical history as salvation history
Salvation history within Scripture: Old Testament
Salvation history within Scripture: New Testament
Conclusions
Evangelical practice
The lack of consensus among evangelicals
The shaping of a biblical theologian: my debt to Donald Robinson
Some leading evangelical biblical theologians
Conclusions
Multiplex biblical theology
The problem of unity and diversity in method
Proponents of the multiplex approach
Conclusions
Letting the Old Testament speak I: biblical history
What kind of epoch?
The main foci in Old Testament history
Conclusions
Letting the Old Testament speak II: prophetic eschatology
The pattern of prophetic eschatology
The canonical shape
The main foci in prophetic eschatology
Conclusions
Letting the New Testament speak
Is the New Testament normative in the interpretation of the Old Testament?
Does the New Testament exhibit a structure of revelation?
The Abraham-David/Solomon axis and the fulfilment of prophecy
A comparison of approaches
Typology
Robinson's typology
Approaches to typology
Some issues in the debate
Macro-typology
The Robinson legacy
Robinson's typology and method in biblical theology
Israel and the church
Eschatology
Baptism
Assessment
How to do biblical theology
Is there a future for biblical theology?
Possibilities for biblical theology
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index of subjects
Index of names
Index of Scripture references

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