The Story Retold

A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament

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G. K. Beale, Benjamin L. Gladd
  • Westmont, IL: 
    IVP Academic
    , February
     2020.
     560 pages.
     $55.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780830852666.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

New Testament introductions fall into two categories: those that emphasize the history behind the text through discussions of authorship, dating, and audience, and those that explore the content of the text itself. Few introductions weave the Old Testament into their discussions, and fewer still rely on the grand narrative of the Old Testament.

But the New Testament was not written within a vacuum. Rather, it stands in continuity with the Old Testament. Israel's story is the church's story.

In The Story Retold, G. K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd explore each New Testament book in light of the broad history of redemption, emphasizing the biblical-theological themes of each New Testament book. Their distinctive approach encourages readers to read the New Testament in light of the Old, not as a new story but as a story retold.

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

G. K. Beale (PhD, Cambridge) is the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has published many books, including The Temple and the Church's MissionWe Become What We WorshipHandbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and commentaries on 1-2 Thessalonians and Revelation.

Benjamin L. Gladd (PhD, Wheaton) is associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary and series editor for Essential Studies in Biblical Theology. His publications include Hidden But Now RevealedMaking All Things New, and The Story Retold.

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