Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Arrival

My thanks to Chris Cowan for a gratis copy of Progressive Covenantalism: Charting a Course between Dispensational and Covenant Theologies, edited by Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker. Here is the blurb on the back jacket:

"Building on the foundation of Kingdom through Covenant (Crossway, 2012), Stephen J. Wellum and Brent E. Parker have assembled a team of scholars who offer a fresh perspective regarding the interrelationship among the biblical covenants. Each chapter seeks to demonstrate how the covenants serve as the backbone to the grand narrative of Scripture. From issues of ecclesiology to the warning passages in Hebrews, this book carefully navigates a mediating path between the dominant theological systems of covenant theology and dispensationalism to offer the reader a better way to understand God's one plan of redemption."

Chris Cowan authors the chapter on "The Warning Passages in Hebrews and the New Covenant Community."

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Book on Hebrews

I just became aware of this book which came out last month:

Jeff Fisher. A Christoscopic Reading of Scripture: Johannes Oecolampadius on Hebrews. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.

"The focus of this study is on Oecolampadius’s 1534 commentary on the biblical book of Hebrews, which derived from his theology lectures at the University of Basel in 1529-1530. Jeff Fisher compares his exegesis with more than twenty-five of the most relevant interpreters from the early church to the Reformation. He shows that by recovering and adapting an Alexandrian interpretive notion of Christ as the goal of Scripture, Oecolampadius’s Christoscopic reading of Scripture served as an essential step in the shift toward Reformed interpretative approaches, such as that of John Calvin."

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Latest Articles in New Testament Studies

The latest issue of New Testament Studies has a couple of articles on Hebrews:

Jean-René Moret. "Le rôle du concept de purification dans l’Épître aux Hébreux : une réaction à quelques propositions de David M. Moffitt."

David M. Moffitt has recently put forward an interpretation of Hebrews whereby purification is understood as a victory of life over death, and atonement is effected by the resurrected life of Jesus entering the heavenly sanctuary. We discuss this reading and defend an alternative whereby the moral category of sin is the final target of purification and the notion of ransom, life given in death in place of another life, is key for understanding atonement in Hebrews.

David M. Moffitt. "The Role of Jesus' Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Once Again: A Brief Response to Jean-René Moret."

New Testament Studies

David Allen Sermon on Hebrews 1:1–4

David Allen has posted a video chapel sermon on Hebrews 1:1–4 in order to illustrate text-driven, Christ-centered preaching.