Monday, 27 October 2008

Scripture's Doctrine and Theology's Bible

A new book edited by Markus Bockmuehl and Alan Torrance titled Scripture's Doctrine and Theology's Bible: How the New Testament Shapes Christian Dogmatics is now published by Baker Academic.

In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest (not to mention a growing body of literature) in the intersection of biblical studies and theology. According to the publisher, this book is a result of "an illuminating symposium held at the University of St. Andrews that assembled a group of world-class biblical and systematic theologians to answer this fundamental question: To what extent, and on what grounds, does the New Testament shape and prescribe Christian theology?"

"As the contributors explore this question, they address the specific way in which the New Testament does or should shape dogmatics. Part 1 deals with how the Bible informs particular aspects of Christian doctrine and praxis. Part 2 examines how the New Testament has shaped influential theologians of the past century. Part 3 moves from analysis to synthesis, drawing a vision for the New Testament's normative role in forming theology and ethics. Here is engaging dialogue for scholars in both biblical studies and theology as well as their students."

The list of Contributors is without doubt impressive:

Markus Bockmuehl (University of Oxford)
James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge)
R. W. L. Moberly (University of Durham)
Jan Muis (University of Utrecht)
Oliver O'Donovan (University of Edinburgh)
Alan J. Torrance (University of St. Andrews)
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Benedict Thomas Viviano, OP (University of Fribourg)
J. Ross Wagner (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Bernd Wannenwetsch (University of Oxford)
John Webster (University of Aberdeen)
N. T. Wright (Bishop of Durham)

For Table of Contents, the Introductory Chapter by Markus Bockmuehl and the first chapter on The Septuagint and the “Search for the Christian Bible” by J. Ross Wagner, please click here.

Looks like this book will make it to my personal library soon...

5 comments:

Perng Shyang said...

How about STM library? Still have budget? Haha!

Sze Zeng said...

I'm waiting for this one to swim over here by the next few months. Will be my 2008 Christmas present or 2009 New YEar present.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Perng Shyang,
Haha...do you need this for your thesis? If so, then surely we will get it immediately... :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi JW,

Yeah..I am hoping to get it soon....soon....

Perng Shyang said...

Do you think I need it for my thesis? If so, we order! Haha!