Monday 14 November 2011

Gregory K. Beale on New Testament Biblical Theology

Gregory K. Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011), 1072pp., ISBN 9780801026973.

This due out next month – a massive and significant work – what Beale is calling a ‘NT biblical theology’.

Here’s the blurb from the publisher:

‘In this comprehensive exposition, a leading New Testament scholar explores the unfolding theological unity of the entire Bible from the vantage point of the New Testament. G.K. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. Beale argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom. Offering extensive interaction between the two testaments, this volume helps readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the Old Testament and how those threads are woven together in Christ. This major work will be valued by students of the New Testament and pastors alike.

A generous excerpt, containing the first two chapters is available here, and another excerpt, containing chapter 3 is available here.

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