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According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible (Goldsworthy)

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The massive diversity and complexity of the Bible can make it a daunting project for anyone to tackle. Getting a grasp on the unity of the Bible, its central message from Genesis to Revelation, helps immensely in understanding the meaning of any one book or passage. That is the goal of this book by Graeme Goldsworthy.

  • How do the Old and New Testaments fit together?
  • What is the point of biblical theology?
  • What is the overall story of the Bible?
  • What difference does it make?

Goldsworthy answers these questions with an integrated theology of both Old and New Testaments that avoids unnecessary technicalities. Concise, pithy chapters featuring dozens of charts, highlighted summaries and study questions make According to Plan an enormously useful book for understanding how the Bible fits together as the unfolding story of God's plan for salvation.

Table of Contents:

Part One: Biblical Theology--Why?
1. The Leech Has Two Daughters
Part Two: Biblical Theology--How?
2. God Makes Himself Known
3. But How Can We Know?
4. Christ Has Made Him Known
5. And We Know Him Through Scripture
6. The Bible is the Divine-Human Word
7. We Begin and End With Christ
Part Three: Biblical Theology--What?
8. I Am the First and the Last
9. Creation by Word
10. The Fall
11. First Revelation of Redemption
12. Abraham Our Father
13. Exodus: Pattern of Redemption
14. New Life: Gift and Task
15. The Temptation in the Wilderness
16. Into the Good Land
17. God's Rule in God's Land
18. The Life of Faith
19. The Fading Shadow
20. There Is a New Creation
21. The Second Exodus
22. The New Creation for Us
23. The New Creation in Us Initiated
24. The New Creation in Us Now
25. The New Creation Consummated
Part Four: Biblical Theology--Where?
26. Knowing God's Will
27. Life After Death



Graeme Goldsworthy was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He still teaches there part-time. His other books include According to Plan, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, Gospel & Kingdom, The Gospel in Revelation and The Gospel and Wisdom.


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