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Anyone else reading Beale's new NT Biblical Theology book?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Greektim, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Greektim

    Greektim Well-Known Member

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    It has been good so far. Just wondering if anyone else was reading it and would like to discuss the content of it. I like his approach and finding myself agree with a lot of what he says.
     
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    Curious...Is this related to this New Covenant Theology?
     
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    Greektim Well-Known Member

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    No... not even close. It is a biblical theology of the New Testament. And Beale is probably one who leans toward covenant theology, although his emphasis and expertise is biblical theology rather than systematic theology.
     
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    So far, what is his premise regarding seeing the Old within the New?
     
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    Since he is on the faculity at Westminister theological Seminary, would probably be written from the reformed perspective!

    And would most probably see things as from the Coventant theological position!
     
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    Greektim Well-Known Member

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    He does a good job insisting that the NT cannot be correctly understood in a biblical theological sense unless the story of the OT is first consulted and understood. His view of the metanarrative of Scripture is the "new creational kingdom" started in the garden of Eden and to be consummated in the New Jerusalem. He is basically saying that the story of the NT picks up and finishes the story of the OT. This kind of reading can only be achieved with a high level of continuity between the two testaments and the mission of God.

    And yes, he is coming from the reformed tradition likely of covenant theology rather than new covenant theology. However, this book is a biblical theology not a systematic theology, so he is trying to avoid such concepts because they are not helpful in this approach.

    I think I enjoy this book so much because I am finding much more value in biblical theology rather than systematic theology.
     
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