Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Newly Arrived from Windows Booksellers

My newest acquisition, which I found relatively inexpensively from Windows Booksellers, is Barry C. Joslin's book which explores Hebrews' theology of the law. This is what the blurb on the back of the book says:

This book seeks to fill a lacuna in studies of the Epistle to the Hebrews, namely, the writer's theology of the Mosaic Law, which is seen most clearly in the doctrinal center of the book, 7:1-10:18. Joslin concludes that for the writer of Hebrews the work of Christ has transformed the Law, and that this transformation involves both its fulfillment and internalization in the New Covenant; the Law has forever been affected christologically. As such, there are continuous and discontinuous aspects of the Law that turn on the hinge of Christ, the writer's chief 'hermeneutical principle'.

Joslin earned his Ph.D. in NT Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Boyce College.


  1. I have heard good things about this book. I hope that you can review it sometime in the near future.

  2. Realistically I probably won't get to this book until the summer. I have had quite a bit on my plate lately, which is one reason why I haven't been posting on a daily basis. I expect that I will have a lot more time to read the secondary literature on Hebrews and get some article and book reviews posted here on a regular basis.