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New Releases Today — 2 Corinthians; Theology of James, Peter, & Jude; and Gospel-Centered Counseling
This fall sees the release of several informative, engaging, challenging titles that will enhance and equip your teaching and ministry.
Four of those titles release today. Here's a quick overview:
1) 2 CORINTHIANS (WORD BIBLICAL COMMENTARY)
We are pleased to announce the 1986 commentary of veteran scholar Ralph P. Martin on 2 Corinthians in the venerated Word Biblical Commentary series has been thoroughly updated. New sections include Collection, Rhetoric, Composition, and Social Setting. As before, Martin covers such topics as the Spirit, the Opponents, Paul's Theology, and the Resurrection in this epistle. He gives penetrating insight into the particular problems of Christianity as expressed in the hedonistic, cosmopolitan setting of Corinth, showing how Paul attempts to clearly distinguish the gospel from Hellenistic Judaism and Hellenistic Jewish Christian ideology. What was at stake at Corinth, says Dr. Martin, was “nothing less than the essence of the kerygma as in expressed in the way of the cross...for proclamation and daily living.”
By Ralph Martin
2) THEOLOGY OF JAMES, PETER, JUDE
In this volume of the Biblical Theology of the New Testament (BTNT) series, Peter Davids offers pastors, discerning theology readers, and students a comprehensive, insightful exploration of the General or Catholic Epistles of James, 1-2 Peter. Before outlining a theology of each of the four letters, Davids first deals with their common aspects—their shared background in the Greco-Roman world and a similar Christology, view of the source of sin, and eschatology. In the chapters that follow, Davids embarks upon a theological reading of each letter informed by its social-rhetorical understanding—what they meant in the context of their original cultural settings—including: a survey of recent scholarship, a discussion of relevant introductory issues, a thematic commentary, a treatment of important theological themes, and a discussion of the place of the letter in the biblical canon and its contribution to New Testament theology.
By Peter H. Davids
3) GOSPEL-CENTERED COUNSELING
Gospel-Centered Counseling is the first volume in The Equipping Christian Counselors Series, a comprehensive relational training curriculum for the local church that provides a model for equipping God’s people to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth. This series weaves together comprehensive biblical insight with compassionate Christian engagement. Gospel-Centered Counseling equips readers to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth by examining life’s seven ultimate questions, and then guiding readers on a journey that explores the biblical, gospel-centered narrative of: the Word, the Trinity, Creation, Fall, Redemption, Glorification, and Sanctification. Bob Kellemen builds on the foundation of the written Word and provides a gospel-centered resource for understanding people, diagnosing problems, and prescribing biblically-based solutions.
By Robert W. Kellemen
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