From Eden to the New Jerusalem : An Introduction to Biblical Theology

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-13
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional
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The Bible-a complex literary anthology-answers life's most fundamental questions in its remarkably unified story, which centers on a unique deity.

Author Biography

T. Desmond Alexander (PhD, Queen's University, Belfast) is senior lecturer in biblical studies and director of postgraduate studies at Union Theological College, Belfast. Previously, he lectured in Semitic studies at the Queen's University in Belfast, and was director of Christian training for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, He is the author of From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch and coeditor of Heaven on Earth, among other titles.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Introductionp. 9
From sacred garden to holy city: experiencing the presence of Godp. 13
Overviewp. 15
The motif of templep. 19
The temple-garden of Edenp. 20
The tabernaclep. 31
The Jerusalem templep. 42
The church as templep. 60
Thrown from the throne: re-establishing the sovereignty of Godp. 74
The throne of Godp. 75
Adam and Eve as God's viceroysp. 76
The theocracy of Israelp. 80
The church and the kingdom of Godp. 89
Dealing with the devil: destroying the source of evilp. 98
The dragon who is the devil and Satanp. 99
Ruler of this worldp. 100
The ancient serpentp. 102
The kings of the earthp. 109
Satan defeatedp. 111
Satan's reign endedp. 117
Resisting the devilp. 118
The slaughter of the Lamb: accomplishing the redemption of creationp. 121
The Lambp. 121
Christ, our Passover Lambp. 125
The Passover in Exodusp. 127
Atonementp. 130
Purificationp. 132
Sanctificationp. 134
Feasting from the tree of life: reinvigorating the lives of people from every nationp. 138
Holy people in the New Jerusalemp. 139
Holiness and wholenessp. 151
The tree of lifep. 155
Ecological transformationp. 157
Social transformationp. 163
Strong foundations and solid walls: living securely among the people of Godp. 171
Old and New Testaments unitedp. 172
Genuine hopep. 174
A tale of two citiesp. 175
Conclusionp. 188
Select bibliographyp. 193
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