The closely related biblical themes of covenant and law are among the most important in Scripture. In this ESBT volume, Brandon Crowe considers these themes throughout both Old and New Testaments, laying out key principles such as our obligation to obey our Creator, how Jesus' perfect obedience to God's law opens the way to eternal life, and what the law means for us today.
How do we think about the theology of the book of Jeremiah? John Goldingay considers the prophet Jeremiah himself, his individual circumstances and those of Judah, and his message. As we view the book of Jeremiah in its entirety, we learn about God, Israel as the people of God, the nature of wrongdoing and prophecy, and what we know about the future.
In the biblical canon, two books lack any explicit reference to the name of God: Song of Songs and Esther. What is the nature of God as revealed in texts that don't use his name? Exploring the often overlooked theological connections between these two Old Testament books, Chloe T. Sun takes on the challenges of God's absence and explores how we think of God when he is perceived to be silent.
In this ACT volume, Thomas Scheck provides a new translation of Julian of Eclanum's commentaries on Job, Hosea, Joel, and Amos. Gain insight into how early Christians read texts such as God's speech to Job, Hosea's symbolic representation of God's unending love for a faithless Israel, Joel's anticipation of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and Amos's call for social justice.
Paul's letter to the Ephesians clearly sets forth God's eternal purpose to create the church—God's new society. In this revised BST volume, John Stott expounds Paul's theme of uniting all things in Christ by uniting his church. Guiding readers passage by passage through Ephesians, he provides helpful background, highlights key themes, and offers applications for Christians today.
How can Christians in the midst of a pagan culture live lives truly pleasing to God? In this revised BST volume, John Stott helps us understand how Paul's letter to the Galatians holds true in the face of current challenges to our faith. Guiding readers passage by passage, he provides helpful background, highlights key themes, and offers applications for Christians today.
In this revised BST volume, John Stott clearly expounds Paul's words, themes, and arguments in Romans and offers applications for today's readers. Deeply acquainted with the text and context of Romans and Pauline scholarship, Stott also explores the epistle's rich harmonies and broad vision, highlighting the power of the gospel.
The experiences of the early church have much to say about issues that concern Christians today. What can Acts tell us about tongues and other manifestations of the Spirit? How should the church reach out into the world with the message of salvation? This revised BST volume from John Stott opens to us the early days of the church as recorded by Luke in the book of Acts.
The epistle to the Colossians is filled with teachings and warnings that are relevant to the church in every era. In this revised BST volume, Dick Lucas identifies key themes of Paul's letter and considers applications for today, exploring the great truths of the faith: freedom, victory over evil, knowledge of God, unity, and more.
Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians while he was in prison, but it radiates joy in fellowship and in Jesus himself. In this revised BST volume, J. A. Motyer identifies three of the book's major themes: the unity of the church, the person of Jesus and what he has achieved, and the call to live a life worthy of the gospel.
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