on October 5, 2006
A look at Scobie's bibliography suggests that he is aware of much of the relevant literature. A look at the size of the volume (over 1000 pages) suggests that he has covered lots of ground. The size may also turn away the faint of heart, but it shouldn't. Though Scobie presents a thematic theology of both Old and New Testaments, synthesizing a massive amount of material, in conversation with other biblical and theological scholars, this book is very readable and never pedantic. He presents his ideas with conciseness and does not belabor points. I'll show a bias here by saying that I found it disappointing that his bibliography included only two items by N.T. Wright, certainly one who has much to offer in the theological understanding of, especially, the New Testament.