The Drama of Scripture

Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Michael W. Goheen
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441246193
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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This bestselling textbook surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The second edition has been thoroughly revised. Additional material is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students. Resources include discussion questions, a Bible reading schedule, an adult Bible class schedule, and a course syllabus.

The Drama of Scripture

Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Michael W. Goheen
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801027462
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 6849

Surveys the grand story line and theology of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview.

The Drama of Scripture

Finding Our Place In The Biblical Story
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281073481
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 8274

The Drama of Scripture provides an engaging overview of the storyline and theology of the Bible. The authors work their way through the Bible as a drama with six acts – creation, sin, Israel, Jesus, mission and new creation. Their study provides an introduction to the Bible and a commentary on important passages, while helping the reader relate their story to the Bible story at each point.

A Light to the Nations

The Missional Church and the Biblical Story
Author: Michael W. Goheen
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441214461
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 1266

There is a growing body of literature about the missional church, but the word missional is often defined in competing ways with little attempt to ground it deeply in Scripture. Michael Goheen, a dynamic speaker and the coauthor of two popular texts on the biblical narrative, unpacks the missional identity of the church by tracing the role God's people are called to play in the biblical story. Goheen shows that the church's identity can be understood only when its role is articulated in the context of the whole biblical story--not just the New Testament, but the Old Testament as well. He also explores practical outworkings and implications, offering field-tested suggestions for contemporary churches.

The True Story of the Whole World

Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama
Author: Michael W. Goheen,Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592554768
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 8618

Have you wondered how the Bible hangs together, or how to make sense of it all? The Bible isn't a set of separate books: it's a compelling drama that unfolds from beginning to end. This book unfolds Scripture in six "acts" from the establishment of God's kingdom to the "return of the King." The authors clearly show God working in the world and in the lives of people to establish the great kingdom that has been God's plan from the beginning. Learn how God's story continues in our lives here and now, and how to discover our meaning and place in it. Great for seasoned Christians looking for a new way to read the Bible as well as for new believers who want to understand the Scriptures in a Reformed context. Discussion questions are included.

Where Mortals Dwell

A Christian View of Place for Today
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 144123196X
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 9850

Place is fundamental to human existence. However, we have lost the very human sense of place in today's postmodern and globalized world. Craig Bartholomew, a noted Old Testament scholar and the coauthor of two popular texts on the biblical narrative, provides a biblical, theological, and philosophical grounding for place in our rootless culture. He illuminates the importance of place throughout the biblical canon, in the Christian tradition, and in the contours of contemporary thought. Bartholomew encourages readers to recover a sense of place and articulates a hopeful Christian vision of placemaking in today's world. Anyone interested in place and related environmental themes, including readers of Wendell Berry, will enjoy this compelling book.

Living at the Crossroads

An Introduction to Christian Worldview
Author: Michael W. Goheen,Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441201997
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 7189

How can Christians live faithfully at the crossroads of the story of Scripture and postmodern culture? In Living at the Crossroads, authors Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew explore this question as they provide a general introduction to Christian worldview. Ideal for both students and lay readers, Living at the Crossroads lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The book tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. The authors then provide an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories, exploring the important implications in key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church.

Christian Philosophy

A Systematic and Narrative Introduction
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Michael W. Goheen
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441244719
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 2808

This third book in a series of successful introductory textbooks by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen builds on their previous projects, The Drama of Scripture and Living at the Crossroads, to offer a comprehensive narrative of philosophical thought from a distinctly Christian perspective. After exploring the interaction among Scripture, worldview, theology, and philosophy, the authors tell the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through postmodern times, positioning the philosophers in their historical contexts and providing Christian critique along the way. The authors emphasize the Reformed philosophical tradition without neglecting other historical trajectories and show how philosophical thought relates to contemporary life.

Reading the Bible Missionally


Author: Goheen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802872255
Category: Missions
Page: 343
View: 469

Insights from a noteworthy convergence of top scholars in biblical studies and missiology Over the past half century, it has become clear that mission is a central theme in the Bible's narrative and, moreover, is central to the very identity of the church. This book significantly widens and deepens the emerging conversation on missional hermeneutics. Essays from top biblical and missiological scholars discuss reading the Scriptures missionally, using mission as a key interpretive lens. Five introductory chapters probe various elements of a missional hermeneutic, followed by sections on the Old and New Testaments that include chapters on two books from each to illustrate what a missional reading of them looks like. Essays in two concluding sections draw out the implications of a missional reading of Scripture for preaching and for theological education. CONTRIBUTORS Craig G. Bartholomew Richard Bauckham Carl J. Bosma Tim J. Davy Dean Flemming John R. Franke Mark Glanville Michael W. Goheen Joel B. Green Darrell L. Guder George R. Hunsberger Timothy M. Sheridan Christopher J. H. Wright N. T. Wright

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Scripture, History and Issues
Author: Michael W. Goheen
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830895434
Category: Religion
Page: 449
View: 6108

2014 Best Texts of Missiology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore Mission--a driving force in the long Christian story--today is often cast as the embarrassing relative of tall-steeple religiosity. In our wider culture it's now tucked in the endnotes of book-club histories or forms the ghostlike ellipses in the six o'clock news. But in Introducing Christian Mission Today, Michael Goheen brings the vibrant history, motivation and challenges of Christian mission to the fore. Through the centuries Christian mission has always been recalibrating, retooling and reevangelizing. It has repeatedly taken surprising turns as it is carried along by the Spirit of God. Goheen's introduction to mission's biblical, theological and historical dimensions engages the present and anticipates the future. As he unfolds the major issues of the global and urban, the pluralistic and wholistic contexts of mission today, he lays the ground for engaging in God s great kingdom enterprise. This full-scale text incorporates the keen missional insights of Lesslie Newbigin, David Bosch and other formative thinkers. It will be a valued resource not only for those in crosscultural contexts but also for those engaged in reevangelizing the West.

The Story Luke Tells

Luke's Unique Witness to the Gospel
Author: Justo Gonzalez
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080287200X
Category: Religion
Page: 141
View: 9086

Among New Testament writers, who is the best historian? Without a doubt, says Justo Gonzalez, it s Luke. Concerned about the particulars of people and events, Luke also gives readers the big picture, positioning the stories of Jesus not just in the history of Israel but in the history of humankind. Luke uniquely tells us the grand story of salvation -- then and now. Gonzalez skillfully highlights key themes in Luke s storytelling, including his strong emphasis on God s great reversals, his keen interest in shared meals and their intimate connection to worship and communion, and his passionate underscoring of both the saving work of Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Writing in a conversational style, Gonzalez draws readers into Luke s story with fresh overviews and rich details, showing how Luke invites us to continue his gospel witness today.

Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 144122775X
Category: Religion
Page: 640
View: 1129

Renowned scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling textbook The Drama of Scripture (75,000 copies sold), writes in his main area of expertise--hermeneutics--to help seminarians pursue a lifetime of biblical interpretation. Integrating the latest research in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, this substantive hermeneutics textbook is robustly theological in its approach, takes philosophical hermeneutics seriously, keeps the focus throughout on the actual process of interpreting Scripture, and argues that biblical interpretation should be centered in the context and service of the church--an approach that helps us hear God's address today.

The Blue Parakeet, 2nd Edition

Rethinking How You Read the Bible
Author: Scot McKnight
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310538939
Category: Religion
Page: 336
View: 1546

Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart. McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.

The Story of Scripture

The Unfolding Drama of the Bible
Author: Robbie F. Castleman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830831290
Category: Religion
Page: 96
View: 9058

Robbie F. Castleman presents twelve studies on the main themes of Scripture by highlighting key texts from the Old and New Testaments.

A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation


Author: Craig G. Bartholomew,Heath A. Thomas
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493403427
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 2045

Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of theological interpretation. Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling The Drama of Scripture, and Heath Thomas bring together a team of specialists to articulate a multifaceted vision for returning rigorous biblical interpretation to the context of the church. Developed by the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, this book is designed to bring clarity and unity to the enterprise of theological interpretation. It positively integrates multiple approaches to interpreting the Bible, combining academic rigor with pastoral sensitivity for professors, students, and church leaders.

Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition

A Systematic Introduction
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830891609
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 339

Abraham Kuyper was, by any standard, one of the most extraordinary figures in modern Christian history. He was a Dutch Reformed minister, a gifted theologian, a prolific journalist, the leader of a political party, the cofounder of the Free University of Amsterdam (where he was professor of theology), a member of the Dutch Parliament, and eventually prime minister of the Netherlands. Kuyper's remarkable legacy lives on today in the tradition of Dutch Calvinism that he developed. As his writings become more widely available, this tradition continues to find new adherents attracted by his comprehensive vision of Christian faith. But what defines the Kuyperian tradition? Renowned South African theologian and philosopher Craig Bartholomew has written the first systematic introduction to this tradition. Drawing on Kuyper's entire corpus, Bartholomew has identified the key themes and ideas that define this tradition, including worldview, sphere sovereignty, creation and redemption, the public square, and mission. He also goes beyond Kuyper to show how later thinkers developed these ideas. They include, among others, Herman Bavinck, J. H. Bavinck, Gerrit C. Berkouwer, and Herman Dooyeweerd. Widely known but little read, Kuyper is now receiving the global recognition that his fertile and influential thought deserves. Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition is an indispensable guide to one of the most significant schools of thought in the modern age.

Excellent Preaching

Proclaiming the Gospel in Its Context and Ours
Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
Publisher: Lexham Press
ISBN: 1577996518
Category: Religion
Page: 96
View: 1772

The goal of preaching is to let the powerful message of the Bible penetrate the lives of your congregation. A well-crafted sermon can help to bridge the gap between biblical context and contemporary application. In Excellent Preaching, Craig Bartholomew explains why we need to be acquainted with both the context of Scripture and the context in which we preach. Good contextualization is hard work, but Bartholomew shows that it can be done. Practical, accessible, and rooted in years of preaching experience, this short book helps preachers connect the message of the text to everyday life.

The Drama of Doctrine

A Canonical-linguistic Approach to Christian Theology
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664223274
Category: Religion
Page: 488
View: 3233

Observing a strange disappearance of doctrine within the church, Kevin Vanhoozer argues that there is no more urgent task for Christians today than to engage in living truthfully with others before God. He details how doctrine serves the church--the theater of the gospel--by directing individuals and congregations to participate in the drama of what God is doing to renew all things in Jesus Christ. Taking his cue from George Lindbeck and others who locate the criteria of Christian identity in Spirit-led church practices, Vanhoozer relocates the norm for Christian doctrine in the canonical practices, which, he argues, both provoke and preserve the integrity of the church's witness as prophetic and apostolic.

Dirty God


Author: Johnnie Moore,Rick Warren
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0849964512
Category: Religion
Page: 206
View: 4893

Draws both on scripture and the author's personal experiences to show how Jesus is unique in his willingness to accept humans and their moral "messiness," arguing that this acceptance helps bring Christians closer to God.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Fourth Edition
Author: Gordon D. Fee,Douglas Stuart
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310517834
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 2950

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: Updated language for better readability Scripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbers A new authors’ preface Redesigned and updated diagrams Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.