God in the New Testament

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Warren Carter
Core Biblical Studies
  • Nashville, TN: 
    Abingdon Press
    , November
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Chang Seon An forthcoming.


The New Testament writers construct God as active in the world and among human beings. These pictures of God are more functional than ontological, concerned with God’s activity rather than pondering God’s being. In this insightful book Warren Carter offers both a descriptive and critical look at key “snapshots” depicting God-at-work in the New Testament and asks readers to contend with the implications of these God-portraits for life in the world today. Rather than offering a single picture of God, Carter helps readers discover the power of engaging the sometimes competing images of God-at-work in the New Testament. This critical tension can lead to a more discerning understanding of what God is up to in the world today and how individuals and communities are called to live in light of God’s good news in Jesus Christ.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, with a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before moving to Brite in 2007, he taught for 17 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. His scholarly work has focused on the gospels of Matthew and John, and he has focused on the issue of the ways in which early Christians negotiated the Roman empire. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he is the author of many books including The Roman Empire and the New TestamentWhat Does Revelation Reveal?The New Testament: Methods and Meanings (with Amy-Jill Levine); and God in the New Testament published by Abingdon Press. He has also contributed to numerous church resources and publications and is a frequent speaker at scholarly and church conferences.


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