Apr 29, 2012

Christ-Centered Biblical Theology

Those who appreciate the work of Graeme Goldsworthy will be interested to know that he has a new book out entitled Christ-Centered Biblical Theology. "In this valuable complement to his Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy defends and refines the rationale for his approach, drawing especially on the work of Australian biblical scholar Donald Robinson." Here is the table of contents:


1. 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 1--11
The question of reductionism
Why is biblical theology so neglected?

2. Evangelical definitions and presuppositions
Tentative steps towards a definition of biblical theology
Evangelical theological presuppositions in biblical theology
Evangelical hermeneutical presuppositions in biblical theology

3. 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

4. Evangelical practice
The lack of consensus among evangelicals
The shaping of a biblical theologian: my debt to Donald Robinson
Some leading evangelical biblical theologians

5. Multiplex biblical theology
The problem of unity and diversity in method
Proponents of the multiplex approach

6. Letting the Old Testament speak I: biblical history
What kind of epoch?
The main foci in Old Testament history

7. Letting the Old Testament speak II: prophetic eschatology
The pattern of prophetic eschatology
The canonical shape
The main foci in prophetic eschatology

8. 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

9. Typology
Robinson's typology
Approaches to typology
Some issues in the debate

10. The Robinson legacy
Robinson's typology and method in biblical theology
Israel and the church

11. How to do biblical theology
Is there a future for biblical theology?
Possibilities for biblical theology


Thanks to Adrianna Wright and the kind folks at IVP Academic for sending a free review copy.

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