By G. K. Beale

During this entire exposition, a number one New testomony student explores the unfolding theological cohesion of the full Bible from the vantage aspect of the recent testomony. G. okay. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning remark at the New testomony Use of the outdated testomony, examines how the recent testomony storyline pertains to and develops the previous testomony storyline. Beale argues that each significant notion of the hot testomony is a improvement of an idea from the outdated and is to be understood as an aspect of the inauguration of the latter-day new construction and country. delivering large interplay among the 2 testaments, this quantity is helping readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the outdated testomony and the way these threads are woven jointly in Christ. This significant paintings could be valued by means of scholars of the hot testomony and pastors alike.

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Floyd€V. Filson (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1950),€87. indb 17 8/22/11 2:06 PM A New Testament Biblical Theology But the point of the present discussion is that the great end-time predictions have already begun the process of fulfillment. William Manson has well said, When we turn to the New Testament, we pass from the climate of prediction to that of fulfillment. €. The supreme sign of the Eschaton is the Resurrection of Jesus and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Church. The Resurrection of Jesus is not simply a sign which God has granted in favour of His son, but is the inauguration, the entrance into history, of the times of the End.

This is also the procedure of the whole-Bible biblical theologies of Brevard€S. €H. Scobie, The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), though he does not proceed book by book or corpus by corpus. , Donald Guthrie, New Testament Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1981), though he does integrate biblical-theological topics into his broad systematic scheme and provides brief introductory sections on OT and Jewish background for a number of the major themes that he studies, which give his book a biblical-theological flavor; so also, to some degree, Leon Morris, New Testament Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986), which, while structured corpus by corpus (with Paul first), tends to organize the themes within each corpus by systematic topics, though it also integrates biblical-theological themes into the organization.

Along these lines, as late as the mid-1980s Dale Allison could complain that the history of NT theology was responsible for influencing scholars to focus specifically on the atoning nature of Christ’s death and pay insufficient attention to its eschatological ramifications. 66 The NT writers assert that Christians experience only a part of what will be completely experienced in the final form of the new heavens and earth. There is what has become famously called an “already and not yet” dimension of the end times.

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