Thursday, June 23, 2005
The God of Covenant
Jamie Grant and Alister Wilson (my future colleague and predecessor!) have edited a cracking book on the theme of covenant in biblical theology.
The reference is: Jamie A. Grant and Alistair I. Wilson, The God of Covenant: Biblical, theological and contemporary perspectives (Leicester: Apollos, 2005).
Highlights for me include Christopher Wright’s essay on covenant and mission in the OT and Kim Huat Tan’s piece that sketches an implicit covenant theology in Jesus’ teachings about the kingdom and the Last Supper traditions. Andrew McGowan makes an interesting proposal of a ‘messianic administration’ that serves as a better background for 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5 than appealing directly to a covenant of grace. Finally, I enjoyed Colin Chapman’s essay on the politics and theology pertaining to the land of Israel.
An excellent introduction not only for covenant theology, but also a great model of how to do biblical theology!