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May 13th, 2015

In the Mail: “From Crisis to Christ: A Contextual Introduction to the New Testament” @AbingdonPress

Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Abingdon for this review copy:

New, valuable understandings of the historical and religious contexts of New Testament writings continue to emerge. This accessibly written introduction examines over two dozen such crises and how the biblical text addresses, reflects, and embodies them. From the ministry of Jesus, to the rise and propagation of the Christian movement, to the epistles of Paul and other leaders, to a vision of God’s final cosmic victory, the New Testament books are succinctly introduced in literary, historical, and theological perspective.

Designed for optimal classroom use, each chapter offers four primary features: (a) definition and exploration of relevant contextual crises; (b) connections with the biblical writings; (c) primary features of the biblical narrative; and (d) an application section that engages the student directly and invites thoughtful response.

October 6th, 2009

Review: New Testament Theology, An Introduction

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Product Description
In this third volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, James D.G. Dunn ranges widely across the literature of the New Testament to describe the essential elements of the early church’s belief and practice. Eschatology, grace, law and gospel, discipleship, Israel and the church, faith and works, and most especially incarnation, atonement, and resurrection; Dunn places these and other themes in conversation with the contemporary church’s work of understanding its faith and life in relation to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687341205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687341207

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September 25th, 2009

Bishop N.T. Wright and James Dunn on the New Perspective of Paul

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I am currently reading Dunn’s work (hope to post a review on Monday), so when I came across this video, I thought it was interesting. Thanks to Euangelion for the tip.

Publisher’s Description: In this third volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, James D.G. Dunn ranges widely across the literature of the New Testament to describe the essential elements of the early church’s belief and practice. Eschatology, grace, law and gospel, discipleship, Israel and the church, faith and works, and most especially incarnation, atonement, and resurrection; Dunn places these and other themes in conversation with the contemporary church’s work of understanding its faith and life in relation to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ.

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September 4th, 2009

Review: The Wesley Study Bible

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Product Description
Love God with a warmed heart. Serve God with active hands.Lead an abundant life, grow as a faithful disciple, and find new avenues to serve. By studying the Wesley Study Bible you will share God s grace and find the good gifts God has for you. As God transforms you through study, you will be inspired to transform the world. Contributors from across the Wesleyan family join together to help you experience God in fresh ways.

Special Features:

  • Comprehensive study notes on NRSV text by over 50 biblical scholars
  • Accessibly written life application and inspiration by over 50 key pastors
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms by over 60 Wesley experts, including: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission
  • Extended reference to works by John Wesley
  • 19 pages of full-color maps; cross references; and summary of each biblical book

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August 25th, 2009

Review: Pillars of Theology: Calvin

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Product Description
Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by noted scholars, these books outline the context, methodology, organizing principles, primary contributions, and key writings of people who have shaped theology as we know it today. John Calvin (1509-1564) continues to be read and discussed because he illumines our human experience. Although inseparable from his context, Calvin’s theology speaks for itself, thus identifying ways Calvin remains a living voice for those who struggle with the  meaning of Christian faith.

  • Paperback: 85 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687659132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687659135
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches

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