Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College, explores how Paul's theology of preaching can inform the church's preaching today. Through a detailed study of 1 Corinthians 1-4, Litfin shows how Paul's method of proclamation differed from Greco-Roman rhetoric and how Pauline preaching can be a model for the contemporary preaching task.
Financial expert David Cowan reflects on the economic parables of Jesus to understand life in an increasingly globalized economy. Jesus' words shed light on a broad range of fiscal issues from paying bills to wise investment to just socio-economic conditions.
Allan Coppedge offers a comprehensive picture of the inexhaustible nature of God, which is one of holiness reflected in actions that are best described in the language of diverse roles.
In this exploration of the biblical theology of perseverance and assurance, Thomas R. Schreiner and Ardel B. Caneday weigh all of the relevant New Testament texts and provide a foundational study that offers a clear Reformed perspective on salvation.
At a time when the call to imitate Jesus comes loaded with moralistic overtones, Jason Hood offers a refreshing look at imitation on the Bible's terms. Drawing our attention to the practice that Paul taught "everywhere in every church," Hood's study yields insights into Scripture, the church fathers and Christian culture.
What does God intend for his broken creation? In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Graham A. Cole seeks to answer this question by setting the atoning work of the cross in the broad framework of God's grand plan to restore the created order, and places the story of Jesus, his cross and empty tomb within it.
Exploring what it means to be a slave of Christ, Murray J. Harris assesses the nature of slavery in the Greco-Roman world in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume. He describes the New Testament's attitude toward slavery and discusses related topics like spiritual freedom, lordship, ownership and privilege.
Kenneth Bailey, with his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, traces the theme of the good shepherd from its origins in Psalm 23 through the prophets and into the New Testament, observing how it changed, developed and was applied by the biblical writers over a thousand-year span.
One of the most difficult questions facing Christians today is that of the proper attitude toward possessions. What action should we take on behalf of the poor? What should we do with our own possessions? In this NSBT volume, Craig Blomberg asks what the Bible has to say about these issues. Avoiding easy answers, he draws on the Old and New Testaments to seek a comprehensive biblical theology of possessions.
In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Henri Blocher offers a philosophically sophisticated treatment of the biblical evidence for original sin, interacting with the best theological thinking on the subject and showing that while the nature of original sin is a mystery only belief in it makes sense of evil and wrongdoing.
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