A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
by Mark Baker
About the Authors
Chris Bruno (Bethlehem College and Seminary), Jared Compton (CrossWay Community Church), and Kevin McFadden (Cairn University) have all studied, taught, and written on the topic of biblical theology in various contexts. They also all attended the same elementary school, middle school, and high school and were each inspired by their high school Bible teacher.
The vast amount of literature on biblical theology can be overwhelming. Rather than starting with a history of interpretation or modern theories, this book looks to the apostles’ retelling of the story of Israel as the best starting point for biblical theology. “Our goal in this study is to consider these infrequently noticed summaries to glean a better understanding of the biblical theology of the apostles themselves” (xi).
Table of Contents
2 Matthew and Israel’s Continuing Story
3 Luke, Acts and the Climax of Israel’s Story
4 Galatians and Israel’s Law
5 Romans and Israel’s Identity
6 Hebrews and Israel’s Inheritance
7 Conclusion: A Biblical-Theological Rule of Faith
Chapter 1: Introduction
If the discipline of biblical theology is an iceberg, then much scholarship on the subject plumbs the depths of what is underneath the surface. This book seeks to study not the depths but “the parts of the iceberg that are standing in plain sight,” namely, the apostles’ “explicit summaries of Israel’s history” (2-3). There are a few places in the New Testament where the apostles explicitly provide “summaries of Israel’s story” (SIS), and it is these passages that will be the subject of this book’s investigation. The word “story” here is intentional: it does not deny the history of actual events, but these accounts are more than history; they “describe a narrative that moves beyond the past into the present and even the future” (5). . . .[To continue reading this summary, please see below....]
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BIBLICAL THEOLOGY ACCORDING TO THE APOSTLES: HOW THE EARLIEST CHRISTIANS TOLD THE STORY OF ISRAEL, by Chris Bruno, Jared Compton, and Kevin McFadden