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The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments Hardcover – July 15, 2013
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--Simon Gathercole, University of Cambridge
"From the garden of Eden to the garden of Paradise, Tom Schreiner deftly takes the reader through the entire narrative of the history of redemption. Giving attention to every part of the canonical Scriptures, Schreiner shows how the Bible coheres under the theme of the kingdom or rule of God. The payoff is a feast of theological, practical, and devotional insights. In a simple, direct, and nontechnical way, this book will bring Christians to a new understanding and appreciation of the entire Bible."
--Donald A. Hagner, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Schreiner's one-volume biblical theology is a bountiful bonanza of biblical storytelling. In a time when biblical studies has become partitioned between the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament, Schreiner reminds us that there is one God, one book, and one story. A nuanced and much-needed book to help Christians understand what the Bible is about and how it all hangs together."
--Michael F. Bird, Crossway College, Brisbane, Australia
"Having written major volumes on Pauline theology and New Testament theology, Tom Schreiner places a remarkable capstone on his work by tackling a biblical theology of the entire canon of Scripture. And he is up to the task, clearly and consistently tracing the theme of God as King and the ultimate triumph of the kingdom of God from Genesis through Revelation. Few volumes have dealt so comprehensively and so well with the grand narrative of Scripture from beginning to end."
--Mark L. Strauss, Bethel Seminary San Diego
"A book that wonderfully unites all the books of the Bible. Few authors have the command of learning, the gift of teaching, and the heart for God that this volume reflects. Digest this book to elevate your grasp of the Bible and to find your soul riveted like never before to the King in his beauty."
--Robert W. Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
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For three reasons. First, Dr. Thomas Schreiner is one of my favorite scholars. I read through his prestigious commentary on Romans, and developed a deep appreciation for his scholarly writing voice, and well as the sheer depth of his focus. Second, Biblical Theologies are a favorite area of study for me---at least for the last year. It is often entrenched in complexity, so Graeme Goldsworthy's definition will serve the purpose of this blog post well: Biblical Theology is "the study of how every text in the Bible relates to every other text in the Bible" (Christ-Centered Biblical Theology, 40). To boil it down further, it's the unifying storyline of Scripture. Third, the name alone is awesome: The King in His Beauty. This just makes me want to pick it up and swim in glorious truth!
Now that I'm done with this hefty book (700+ pages), I've provided a not-brief summary of what it's about, some reasons for reading it, potential drawbacks, and a few concluding remarks. Let's go for a swim!
The King in His Beauty is foremost a Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Biblical Theology (BT) may sound confusing if you've never heard the term before, because we sometimes use the word "biblical" when referring to something correct or orthodox; so it may sound like we are talking about a theology that is orthodox. But that's not what we are talking about (although it assumes the theology is correct!). BT is an area of study, dealing primarily with the story of Scripture, a search for the "center" to that story, and the process of how God reveals that story. Think of it as a view of the Bible from 30,000 feet: you are taking it all in at once.Read more ›
The book is arranged in nine parts.
Part 1: Creation to the Edge of Canaan
Part 2: The Story of Possession, Exile, and Return
Part 3: lsrael's Songs and Wisdom
Part 4: Judgment and Salvation in the Prophets
Part 5: The Kingdom in Matthew, Mark, and Luke-Acts
Part 6: Eternal Life in the Gospel and Epistles of John
Part 7: The End of Ages Has Come According to the Apostle Paul
Part 8: Living in the Last Days According to the General Epistles
Part 9: The Kingdom Will Come
Schreiner makes it clear that Redemptive history is going somewhere: "The Scriptures promise that there will be a new heaven and a new earth - a new creation where the glory of God will illumine the cosmos. So, the kingdom of God has a threefold dimension, focusing on God as King, on human beings as subjects of the King, and the universe as the place where his kingship is worked out."
The author demonstrates over and over again that Christ is the King; Christ intends to fulfill his promises; that the offspring of the woman will be the Victor; he will triumph over the serpent through the son of David (Gen. 3:15). He reiterates the theme that runs throughout the Scripture, namely, the theme of judgment followed by salvation.Read more ›
Title: The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
Author: Tom Schreiner
Publisher: Baker Academic (2013)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The content is not organized well either. It is the ramblings of an ADHD-ed mind. The content is extremely poorly laid out as well.Published 4 months ago by Anil Thomas
Beautiful. Once of the best books regarding Christ's profound work in the Newer Testament.Published 9 months ago by P. Bishop
The benefit of this book is looking again at the "forest" rather than the "trees." After many years of sermons and Bible studies that focus on bits and pieces--a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Misty Scondras
I was assigned this book for a seminary course. I found it to be very helpful in conveying the big-picture of the Bible, serving as a complement to one's normal Bible study. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brison Shumpert
I bought this because it was a required text book. I probably wouldn't have bought it otherwise. But it was a good book.Published 19 months ago by Doug@