The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story

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Baker Academic, 2004 - Religion - 252 pages
The story of the Bible and its account of God's action in the world give meaning to our lives and provide us with the foundation for our actions.

The Drama of Scripture is an introduction to the basic story line and theology of the Bible. In considering the biblical story, the authors emphasize the unity of the whole, viewing the Bible as a drama in six acts--creation, sin, Israel, Christ, church, and new creation. Two overarching themes tie the biblical story together--covenant in the Old Testament and kingdom in the New Testament. Throughout, the authors suggest, God is revealed through the story and calls us to participate in his drama.
 

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Excellent resource for the person who wants to understand the bible, its overarching and basic redemptive historical structure as well as trace and understand the broad themes of the Bible like ... Read full review

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In the preface of "The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story," authors Bartholomew and Goheen, suggest that this book was birthed out of necessity. Frustrated for want of a good ... Read full review

Contents

List of Figures
9
The Bible as a Grand Story
15
Creation
29
Fall
41
Redemption Initiated
47
Redemption Accomplished
129
The Mission of
171
Redemption Completed
207
Notes
215
Scripture Index
233
Subject Index
243
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Craig G. Bartholomew (Ph.D., University of Bristol) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of The Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of Reading Ecclesiastes and the coeditor of a number of volumes, including the forthcoming Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

Michael W. Goheen (Ph.D., University of Utrecht) is professor of missional theology, Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco, and Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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