9780801027468

Drama of Scripture : Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801027468

  • ISBN10:

    0801027462

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
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Summary

The story of the Bible and its account of God's action in the world give meaning to our lives and provide us with the foundation for our actions. The Drama of Scripture is an introduction to the basic story line and theology of the Bible. In considering the biblical story, the authors emphasize the unity of the whole, viewing the Bible as a drama in six acts--creation, sin, Israel, Christ, church, and new creation. Two overarching themes tie the biblical story together--covenant in the Old Testament and Kingdom in the New Testament. Throughout, the authors suggest, God is revealed through the story and calls us to participate in his drama.

Author Biography

Michael W. Goheen is associate professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Prologue: The Bible as a Grand Storyp. 15
God Establishes His Kingdom: Creationp. 29
Rebellion in the Kingdom: Fallp. 41
The King Chooses Israel: Redemption Initiatedp. 47
Interlude: A Kingdom Story Waiting for an Ending: The Intertestamental Periodp. 113
The Coming of the King: Redemption Accomplishedp. 129
Spreading the News of the King: The Mission of the Churchp. 171
The Return of the King: Redemption Completedp. 207
Notesp. 215
Scripture Indexp. 233
Subject Indexp. 243
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