Reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help us connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our times. Demonstrating an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.
The saving mission of Jesus constitutes the foundation for Christian mission, and the Christian gospel is its message. This second edition of a classic NSBT volume emphasizes how the Bible presents a continuing narrative of God's mission, providing a robust historical and chronological backbone to the unfolding of the early Christian mission.
How did the apostles understand the Old Testament? The New Testament's explicit summaries of the Old Testament story of Israel give readers direct access into the way the earliest Christians did biblical theology. This NSBT volume examines the passages in the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, Paul's letters, and Hebrews which recount the characters, events, and institutions of Israel's story.
What guided English Baptist minister Charles H. Spurgeon's reading of Scripture? Tracing the development of Spurgeon's thought and his approach to biblical hermeneutics throughout his ministry, theologian and historian Thomas Breimaier argues that Spurgeon viewed the entire Bible through the lens of the cross of Christ.
The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.
The Bible is meant to be read in the church, by the church, as the church. Following the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Derek Taylor argues that we should regard the reading of Scripture as an inherently communal exercise of discipleship. In conversation with other theologians, Taylor shares how this approach to Scripture can engender a faithful hermeneutical community.
Throughout the church's history, Christians have sought to understand the doctrine of election. On this journey through the Bible and church history, theologian Mark Lindsay turns to the various articulations of the early church fathers, John Calvin's view, the subsequent debate between Calvinists and Arminians, and Karl Barth's modern reconception of the doctrine.
The stories of Samuel, Saul, and David are among the most memorable in the Old Testament, yet they are bound up in the larger story of God's purpose for his people. In this Tyndale Commentary, V. Philips Long explores the meaning of the biblical history of Israel's vital transition from a confederation of tribes to nationhood under a king.
In this BST volume, longtime pastor Bruce Milne provides a thoughtful exposition of John's Gospel, offering an accessible and reliable guide for exploring John's powerful portrait of Christ. Milne sets the stage with introductory material on the authorship of John, how it compares to the other three Gospels, and its purpose and theology.
Luke's Gospel delights to portray Jesus as the Savior not of an elite group but of anyone, in any condition, who turns to him. In this BST volume, Michael Wilcock examines the individual deeds and sayings of Jesus, showing how the structure of Luke's narrative brings out their meaning and how the good news of Luke is still true today.
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