Review of Biblical Theology

How do lengthy regulations about the manner of dress and eating habits of the Jews point to Jesus? What significance do the proverbs and wisdom literature of the Old Testament have for Christians today? Such questions inevitably face Christians as they read their Bibles. Among scholars who study the Bible, it has been commonly recognized … Continue reading Review of Biblical Theology

Review of The City of God and the Goal of Creation

The concept of “city” has long been of interest to theologians and biblical scholars, from Augustine’s apology for the destruction of Rome and account of the war between the City of man and the City of God (The City of God) to contemporary interest in cities among Christian sociologists (e.g. Jacques Ellul). For this reason … Continue reading Review of The City of God and the Goal of Creation

A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

Within the church today there are many different answers to the question "what is the Gospel?" Though we find Christians in our churches who can articulate magnificently the five points of the TULIP or the remonstrants or who can point to every verse in Scripture referring to the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, … Continue reading A Review of What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

In his Interpreting the Prophetic Word, VanGemeren has undertaken a hefty venture: he seeks to provide both the tools needed to interpret prophetic literature in the Bible and a sweeping overview of each prophetic book. His approach is generally Reformed in its emphasis on the centrality of covenant in the unfolding of redemptive history and … Continue reading Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

In his The Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann attempts to unite the Old Testament evidence with our contemporary situation in order that the Church may seriously consider the role of the prophetic in ministry (xxiii, 1). According to his own definition of prophetic, Brueggemann’s book is itself prophetic in that its poetic language seeks to excite … Continue reading Review of The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann