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Best Biblical Theology Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Biblical Theology books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns (2013)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadThis concise and highly readable book orients readers to the unified story of Scripture, helping Christians grasp the perspective of the biblical writers and follow their lead in reading and interpreting God’s Word. #59,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1290 in Christian Theology (Books) #1002 in Christian Bible Study (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Hamilton, James M., Jr.

2. Demons and Spirits in Biblical Theology: Reading the Biblical Text in Its Cultural and Literary Context (2019)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadSome people believe that a battle of cosmic proportions is raging as Satan and his demons seek to destroy Christians and undermine God’s plans. Others believe that all talk of demons in the Bible and theology only reflects pre-modern superstitions that should be re-interpreted in philosophical and psychological terms. Despite their contrasts, both believe that the Bible directly or indirectly intends to teach readers about reality. Another path is possible. What if references to demons in the Bible are similar to references about the shape and…
Author(s): John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton

3. Biblical Theology: The Convergence of the Canon (2019)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadIn Biblical Theology, Ben Witherington, III, examines the theology of the Old and New Testaments as a totality. Going beyond an account of carefully crafted Old and New Testament theologies, he demonstrates the ideas that make the Bible a sacred book with a unified theology. Witherington brings a distinctive methodology to this study. Taking a constructive approach, he first examines the foundations of the writers’ symbolic universe – what they thought and presupposed about God – and how they revealed those thoughts through the narratives of the Old and New Testaments. He also shows how the historical contexts and…
Author(s): Witherington III, Ben

4. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry (9Marks) (2010)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadIn this accessible book, biblical theology is taken down from the shelves of misunderstanding and neglect and placed in pastors’ hands as the practical, everyday tool it is. #198,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #619 in Christian Pastoral Resources (Books) #4494 in Christian Theology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Michael Lawrence, Schreiner PH.D., Dr Thomas R

5. For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship (2016)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadCurrent discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is our response to God’s gracious revelation; in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God’s terms.Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles. He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the…
Author(s): Daniel I. Block

6. Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles (2012)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadThe appeal of biblical theology is that it provides a “big picture” that makes sense of the diversity of biblical literature. Through the lens of biblical theology the Bible ceases to be a mass of unconnected texts, but takes shape as a unified metanarrative connecting the story of Israel with that of Jesus. It presents the whole scene of God’s revelation as one mighty plan of salvation. For fifty years Graeme Goldsworthy has been refining his understanding of biblical theology through his experiences as a student, pastor and teacher. In this valuable complement to his…
Author(s): Graeme Goldsworthy

7. Central Themes in Biblical Theology: Mapping Unity in Diversity (2007)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadA common approach to biblical theology is to examine the theology found in specific biblical books or authors, or in the individual Testaments. While this approach has value, the unity of the biblical message is sometimes missed. Since God is a unified being, we can expect his Word to have a unified message, though expressed in different ways at different times through history. This approach–a "Whole Bible Biblical Theology"–is taken in this collection of studies on seven key theological themes found in Scripture. Each essay, written by a…
Author(s): Scott J. Hafemann, Paul House

8. Biblical Theology: Issues, Methods, and Themes (2007)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadIn this, the first overview of biblical theology in nearly thirty years, James K. Mead addresses the core issues of biblical theology essential to both Old Testament and New Testament study. Can we draw theological principles from Scripture? What methods will give useful results for theological exploration of biblical texts? Aptly synthesizing classic and recent scholarship while asserting his own theological findings, Mead provides an excellent overview of the history of biblical theology and a thorough examination of its basic issues, methods, and themes. #792,004 in Books (See Top 100…
Author(s): James K. Mead

9. Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice (2012)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadUnderstanding Biblical Theology clarifies the catch-all term “biblical theology,” a movement that tries to remove the often-held dichotomy between biblical studies for the Church and as an academic pursuit.This book examines the five major schools of thought regarding biblical theology and handles each in turn, defining and giving a brief developmental history for each one, and exploring each method through the lens of one contemporary scholar who champions it. Using a spectrum between history and theology, each of five “types” of biblical theology are…
Author(s): Klink III, Edward W, Darian R. Lockett

10. Biblical Theology, 3 Volumes Set (2017)

 Best Biblical Theology Books You Should ReadVolume 1 of the Biblical Theology set explores the common grace covenants of the Bible, the Adamic and Noahic, while Volume 2 studies the special grace covenants in the Old Testament, namely, the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic. Volume 2 also further develops the idea that all divine-human covenants are both unconditional and conditional, in contradistinction to prevailing terminology and understanding of the covenants as either conditional or unconditional, or unilateral or bilateral. Ancillary to the discussion of the covenants is a fresh exploration and demonstration of covenant making and covenant sustaining…
Author(s): Jeffrey Niehaus

Best Biblical Theology Books You Should Read

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An Introduction to Jewish Theology: Biblical and Rabbinic Concepts on God, the Torah, Life After Death, and More

Author(s): Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez
Publisher: Yaron Publishing, Year: 25 Mar 2019, Size: 285 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2383195

Religious truth and identity in an age of plurality

Author(s): Jonkers, Peter; Wiertz, Oliver J.
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2420939

On the resurrection of the dead: a new metaphysics of afterlife for Christian thought

Author(s): Crisp, Oliver;Turner, James T
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CAM);Routledge, Year: 2019;2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2653180

Exalted Above the Heavens: The Risen and Ascended Christ

Author(s): Peter Orr; D.A. Carson
Publisher: IVP Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 774 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2375371

Biblical Theology: The Convergence of the Canon

Author(s): Ben Witherington III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2458410

The Evolution of Religion, Religiosity and Theology: A Multi-Level and Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Author(s): Jay R. Feierman (editor), Lluis Oviedo (editor)
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2473871

A New Theist Response to the New Atheists

Author(s): Kevin Vallier (editor), Joshua Rasmussen (editor)
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2781807

Epistemology and Biblical Theology: From the Pentateuch to Mark’s Gospel

Author(s): Dru Johnson
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2175764

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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