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Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles Paperback – April 21, 2012
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"I definitely enjoyed reading this book. It is well written and informative. I learned from it, and the book spurred my thinking. What's more I think it makes a number of important contributions, among them the promotion of a Christ-centered biblical theology among evangelicals. Christ-Centered Biblical Theology could be used for an introductory course on biblical theology or for personal study." (Joel Willitts, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 23.3)
"Goldsworthy's book is a stimulating read. It forces the reader to reconsider basic interpretive assumptions. It will encourage people to pull Vos and Clowney off their shelves and reread their rich works." (Prof. J.V. Fesko, New Horizons, August-September 2013)
"Once again, Goldsworthy has produced an important volume that contributes to a Christological understanding of biblical theology. Interestingly, Goldsworthy covers some issues and subjects not addressed in his previous writings. That alone makes this volume worthy, but the volume also serves as a helpful primer to biblical theology." (R. Albert Mohler Jr., Preaching, March/April 2013)
"[Goldsworthy's] main point is one that needs to be heard throughout Christendom. In the blizzard of sermons and commentaries on short passages, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. Goldsworthy restores that vision to his readers." (Caleb Nelson, World Magazine, February 2, 2013)
"Christ-Centered Biblical Theology will help readers reflect deeply on the nature and structure of BT [Biblical Theology]." (Brent E. Parker, Credo Magazine, August 2012)
"For many years I have admired the good things coming out of Moore Theological College. It's high time that the biblical theology being done down under be put front and center in North America. In an age of increasing specialization and fragmentation where even biblical things come apart, Goldsworthy's approach to the unity of Scripture is an important countercultural blast." (Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Wheaton College Graduate School)
"Graeme Goldsworthy's contribution to the study of biblical theology has been enormous. In this informative study, he helpfully compares different evangelical approaches, explaining his own preference for the method advocated by Donald Robinson. Supporting a 'three-stage structure of revelation' (biblical history from creation to Solomon, prophetic eschatology, fulfillment in Christ), Goldsworthy gives an interesting insight into those influences which have inspired and shaped his passion for defending and expounding the theological unity of the Bible. For anyone fascinated by biblical theology, and especially Goldsworthy's contribution to this field of study, the present volume is essential reading." (T. Desmond Alexander, Union Theological College, Belfast)
"Over the years readers have benefited from Goldsworthy's work in biblical theology. Now we have the mature and wise reflections of a veteran scholar on how to do biblical theology. I found this book to be edifying and stimulating. Even those who disagree with some dimensions of Goldsworthy's approach will find him to be a challenging conversation partner." (Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
"Goldsworthy not only provides a solid commendation of the Robinson-Hebert scheme of BT but also gives guidance for how pastors and theologians can approach the biblical text with confidence that it has a unified story to tell." (Mark Turner, Criswell Theological Review, Fall 2013)
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"Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles" is Goldsworthy's latest book, and in it he traces some of the influences to his thought. Along the way he gives a history of evangelical biblical theology and weighs the relative merits of competing approaches. He details the tripartite division of redemptive history that he inherited from his mentor, Donald Robinson. And by the end of this book, he has demonstrated just how careful and faithful his approach to Scripture really is.
Goldsworthy begins by explaining the problem. Biblical theology opens the way to a "big picture," grand view of all of Scripture. Yet too many view it as a "lame duck" and a distraction.Read more ›
Upon first reading Graeme Goldsworthy's self-introduction in this book, I found it refreshing that an author could trace his theological ancestry as far as he did. After reading the book, I realize that this theological family tree is part and parcel with Goldsworthy overarching scheme of biblical theology. His theological descent is whole, complete, and traceable, without any areas of gray, much like his description of biblical theology. Equally so is his insistence in both realms on a Christ-centered approach. This is one of the most striking features of the book - the focus on every act of Scripture centered on Christ. This becomes almost polemical in denying the contributions of Abelard and others of the moral exemplar view, but taken in context of how Goldsworthy views biblical theology, one can understand the often over the top insistence that all others are liberals. Goldsworthy sees Christ as the goal of Scripture, and any hint of deviation riles him.
The book is systematically divided into eleven chapters where he dogmatically tackles the topics of biblical theology.Read more ›
'Christ-Centered Biblical Theology' is Goldsworthy's latest contribution to the field of Biblical Theology. This latest volume is particularly concerned with the guiding hermeneutical principles. In other words, after writing 'about' biblical theology for years he has now written about 'how' it is to be done. Here, Goldsworthy presents the methods he learned from Donald Robinson as a student at Moore Theological College.
Continuously Goldsworthy affirms the positive place of biblical theology in the life of the church. He shows how it benefits the church, the family and the global work of God's people. By providing a text whose emphasis is upon the method of biblical theology he is enabling generations of pastors, parents and teachers to not only share the vast treasures of scripture with their people, he is equipping them to teach others to mine for themselves. This is a welcome addition to Goldsworthy's previous works and all those who love the Bible will benefit from it.
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Though Goldsworthy's book sounds like it would be spot on, his hermeneutic seems forced. Goldsworthy admittedly begins with a presupposition that it is Christ that unifies the Old... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Levi
I found Goldsworthy a bit dry at times but the content is fantastic. Everyone needs to read something by him to catch a glimpse of the scale of Biblical theology.Published 19 months ago by Joseph A. Helt
What excites me about Christ-Centered Biblical Theology by Graeme Goldsworthy is the effort to show how the diverse parts of biblical revelation relate. Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by Michael Dalton
It presents the whole scene of God's revelation as one mighty plan of salvation. For fifty years Graeme Goldsworthy has been refining his understanding of biblical theology through... Read morePublished on March 10, 2014 by riley t whitlock
Goldsworthy's explanation of biblical theology goes a long way toward explaining the field. All theologians think their theology is biblical, but this book explains how a biblical... Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Jim Rohrer
This book surprised me many times. I found myself saying how did I not see that before. (the exodus pattern - is one example) I wondered what biblical theology was and this book... Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by John Spaulding
As a strong believer in the place of Jesus in providing cohesive, meaningful understanding to Scripture, I have found this book to be very useful. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Edwin S. Jones