The Bible is a unique library of religious texts. Biblical theology enriches our understanding of this library by exploring how the different biblical books contribute to its overall theological message and how in turn this overall message influences our appreciation of each book.
The discipline of biblical theology affirms the theological unity of the Old and New Testaments, while recognizing the diversity of the biblical books in terms of content, genre and provenance. Affirming the divinely inspired nature of the whole Bible, the discipline of biblical theology attempts to explain how this remarkable anthology of religious texts conveys a unified theological message. Responding to those who dismiss the idea of a single theology that encompasses the entire Bible, advocates of biblical theology focus on the coherence of the biblical story of redemptive history. Biblical theology explores the relationship between the Old and New Testaments by drawing on such concepts as promise-fulfilment and typology.
These books will open your eyes to the significance of the first 3/4 of your Bible.
Stephen Wellum and Trent Hunter preached messages on the covenantal progressions in Scripture.
For centuries Christians have considered different ways of relating the church and the world, particularly with respect to the God-established authorities in each domain. I would like to offer an alternative.
Desiring to master the Bible is not enough. We must desire to be mastered by it.
There is a world of difference between Bible stories and the story of the Bible. Tim Keller outlines the latter—the greatest story of all time.
Smethurst corresponds with Schreiner about the scriptural significance of “place,” how grasping the “already but not yet” can help you slay sin, and more.
This book blew my mind.
We believers need a relationship with the Old Testament.
The Bible is one big book with lots of little books that tell one big story. Preachers must capture that.
We may not possess Canaan, but through our King we’re heirs to a pretty nice chunk of real estate—the whole world.
God’s original goal was to dwell with his people in a holy city.
Understanding the relationship between the biblical covenants is crucial. It’s also hard. Tom Schreiner wants to help.