The Unrelenting God: Essays on God's Action in Scripture in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa

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David J. Downs, Matthew L. Skinner
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Nov 30, 2013 - Religion - 323 pages
Is God still, as it has been argued, the "neglected factor" in New Testament theology? How does the Bible speak imaginatively and concretely about who God is and what God's activity on behalf of the world looks like?

In The Unrelenting God sixteen accomplished scholars in the fields of biblical and theological studies explore ways in which Scripture speaks about God's character and God's activity in the world. As honoree Beverly Roberts Gaventa has done throughout her career, the contributors address important and nuanced theological themes such as God's dramatic invasion of the world in the gospel of Jesus Christ, God's ultimate triumph over the powers of sin and death, and humanity's ongoing participation with God in Christ.

Scholars, students, and church leaders will appreciate this volume's careful theological interpretation of whole scriptural books and individual passages -- and its ability to model instructively how that interpretation is best done.

Contributors:
Shane Berg
Martinus C. de Boer
Alexandra R. Brown
William Sanger Campbell
David J. Downs
Susan Grove Eastman
Joel B. Green
Douglas Harink
Richard B. Hays
L. Ann Jervis
Jacqueline E. Lapsley
J. Louis Martyn
John B. F. Miller
Matthew L. Skinner
Katherine Sonderegger
Francis Watson
Michael Welker
 

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Contents

Piercings and Profanations
1
Gods Prevenience
15
On the Theological
60
A Reflection on Romans
83
Is Paul a Covenantal Theologian?
102
Sins Corruption of the Knowledge of God
119
From Life to Life
139
Cognitive Dissonance
194
Cross and Cosmos in Galatians
208
Rereading Galatians 21521
226
Meritorious
242
Jesus Christ the End of the Law
261
Bibliography
290
Index of Modern Authors
309
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About the author (2013)

David J. Downs is associate professor of New Testament studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

Matthew L. Skinner is associate professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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