Congrats to Gentry and Wellum on Kingdom through Covenant

I am delighted that the UPS man just dropped this book at our house.

Heartiest congratulations to Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum on their book, Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants.

I’m thrilled to see this in print, and I’m excited about the discussion of this book and my own God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology that will take place at ETS this fall.

Here are the details on the session:

SESSION INFORMATION
11/15/2012
3:00 PM-6:10 PM
Frontier Airlines Center — 102 E
Biblical Theology (Invited): Recent Whole-Bible Biblical Theologies

Moderator
Stephen G. Dempster
Crandall University

3:00 PM—3:40pm
Jim Hamilton
Southern Seminary
Why “God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology”?

3:50pm—4:30pm
Peter J. Gentry
Southern Seminary
Kingdom through Covenant and the Glory of God

3:50pm—4:30pm
Steve Wellum
Southern Seminary
From Biblical to Systematic Theology: What “Kingdom through Covenant” is Seeking to Contribute

4:40pm—5:00pm
Respondent
Mark Boda
McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University
Response to James M. Hamilton’s God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology

5:00pm—5:20pm
Respondent
Elmer A. Martens
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
Response to Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum’s Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants

5:30pm—6:10 PM
Panel Discussion

Mark Boda
McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University

Stanley K. Fowler
Heritage Theological Seminary

Peter J. Gentry
Southern Seminary

Jim Hamilton
Southern Seminary

Elmer A. Martens
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary

Steve Wellum
Southern Seminary

Craig Carter
Tyndale College, Toronto

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I am honored to serve alongside Professors Gentry and Wellum. I don’t consider myself worthy of their company, to say nothing of Tom Schreiner’s, who having written a Pauline Theology and a New Testament Theology will soon bring out his own Whole-Bible Theology.

Other single volume attempts at Whole Bible Biblical Theology include the following:

Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology, 1948

Willem Vangemeren, The Progress of Redemption, 1988

Brevard Childs, Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments, 1993

Charles H. H. Scobie, The Ways of Our God, 2003

Reinhard Feldmeier and Hermann Spieckermann, God of the Living, 2011

My book appeared in 2010, Gentry and Wellum’s appears now in 2012, and Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty is set to appear in 2013. That means that three of the four larger (600+pg) evangelical attempts at Whole Bible Biblical Theology published in this century have been written by members of the faculty of Southern Seminary.

If you’re interested in biblical theology, let me invite you to check out SBTS. This a great place to study.

17 Responses to Congrats to Gentry and Wellum on Kingdom through Covenant

  1. Elliott July 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Professor Hamilton, did you order through Amazon? I’m just wondering because I pre-ordered it back in March 19 via amazon but it still hasn’t shipped yet. Thanks!

    • Scott Van Neste July 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

      Elliot, I was wondering the same thing. I just heard from Amazon yesterday saying that I could cancel my order because they did not know when they would be able to fill it! I placed my order in April I believe.

  2. Oren Martin July 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Amen and amen! I am gratefully indebted to Schreiner, Gentry, Wellum, and you for teaching me (and modeling through preaching) how the whole Bible hangs and fits together as a gloriously diverse unity that proclaims God’s glory in Christ.

  3. Scott Van Neste July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Oren, +1!

  4. Josh July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I’d admire the book in your pic but I’m distracted by the Mac…

  5. Scott July 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    I am so trilled to hear about “The King in His Beauty”! Please continue to keep us posted!

    Also, as soon as I have some expendable income, I want to dive into Kingdom Through Covenant… very much looking forward to it as well. Praise God for Southern Seminary!

  6. Matt Pitts July 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I too am waiting for Amazon to ship. What’s your secret?!

  7. Jeremy Caskey July 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    It’s on the birthday list. Can’t wait to get it later this month.

  8. PJ Tibayan July 13, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    Jim,

    I know you weren’t attempting to be exhaustive with your list at the end, but I certainly think Graeme Goldsworthy’s “According to Plan” should be on the list.

    In Christ,
    PJ

    • JMH July 13, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      Did you note the word “larger” followed by this: (600+pg), meaning more than 600 pages?

  9. Lindsay July 13, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Hi Dr. Hamilton. With Dr. Schreiner having a Theology on Paul, a NT Theology, and a forthcoming ‘Whole Bible Theology’ would you recommend all three? Or would you think I should wait for his newest release? I’d love to get all three of course, but I’m just wondering if there is a significant overlap of content?

    • JMH July 13, 2012 at 9:59 am #

      I think that the organization of the three volumes will be sufficiently different to warrant owning and reading all three.

      Enjoy!

  10. BBunnell July 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Looking forward to the ETS panel this Fall. Hope I can make it!

    Thankful to be studying at a place like SBTS where so many men are seeking to interpret the whole counsel of God. A true pleasure.

  11. Glenn July 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Walter Kaiser’s Promise Plan of God should qualify as a whole bible theology. Plus Kaiser is considered EFCA’s greatest Old Testament Theologian.

    • JMH July 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

      It’s under 500 pages, and I mentioned books that are 600+.

  12. Derek Green December 26, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Prof. Hamilton, are the sessions you mentioned in the original post available anywhere on DVD, or online? I would be most interested in watching the interactions. Thanks very much, Derek Green

    • JMH December 29, 2016 at 8:23 am #

      Search the SBTS Website.

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