The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross

The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross


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Defining the kingdom of God as the interplay of the king’s power over the king’s people in the king’s place, this volume helps readers understand God's purpose for the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433558238
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 03/31/2018
Series: Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 562,699
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patrick Schreiner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Body of Jesus and The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross.

Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is chief publishing officer and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly and Edwards on the Christian Life. He is an elder at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.

Miles V. Van Pelt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, and director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Church in Madison, Mississippi. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children.

Table of Contents

Series Preface 11

Introduction: The Importance of the Kingdom 13

Part 1 Kingdom in the Old Testament

1 The Law: Reviving Hope in the Kingdom 29

2 The Prophets: Foreshadowing the Kingdom 47

3 The Writings: Life in the Kingdom 65

Part 2 Kingdom in the New Testament

4 The Gospels: Embodying the Kingdom 85

5 Acts and the Epistles: Kingdom Community 101

6 Revelation: Achieving the Kingdom Goal 121

Conclusion: Kingdom through Cross 135

For Further Reading 145

General Index 147

Scripture Index 153

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From the Publisher

“The kingdom of God is central to the biblical storyline and should become central in our theology. A clear, faithful, and solid portrayal of the kingdom, this volume helps us both understand the biblical teaching on the kingdom and view the Bible through the vantage point of the kingdom of God.”
—Christopher W. Morgan, Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University; author, Christian Theology; editor, Theology in Community series; coeditor, ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible

“Patrick Schreiner’s biblical theology of the kingdom of God is exactly what the church needs to help her pursue God’s justice on earth: a lucid, precise, and concise book about the kingdom of God that’s grounded in accessible biblical exegesis and provides keen theological insights, while keeping the cross of Jesus at the center of the analysis. Highly recommended!”
—Jarvis J. Williams, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Patrick Schreiner has given a wonderful gift to the church through this book on the kingdom of God. It’s a creatively written and accessible entryway into this essential biblical theme. Schreiner honors the unified narrative shape of the Old and New Testaments, and he shows how every part of the Bible (including the Wisdom Literature!) contributes to the developing portrait of God’s kingdom over creation and new creation. If you’ve ever struggled to understand this complex biblical theme or tried to communicate it to others, you’ve now found the place to start.”
—Tim Mackie, Cofounder, The Bible Project; Adjunct Professor of Biblical Literature, Western Seminary

“To say that the story of the Bible is the story of the King and his kingdom is one thing; to see it clearly and concisely demonstrated from every part of the Bible is another. I look forward to recommending this book to those who love and appreciate biblical theology as well as those who love Christ and the Bible but haven’t yet understood how to see King Jesus throughout its entire story.”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story

“Patrick Schreiner beautifully traces the theme of God’s kingdom through the entire Bible. The threads of his kingdom can be seen from Adam to Abraham, through Psalms and Isaiah, to Jesus and his church, and finally to the new heaven and the new earth, where Christ will reign with his people in his place. Schreiner skillfully shows us the inseparability of God’s kingdom, the cross of Jesus, and the gospel message. I highly recommend this interesting and encouraging book!”
—Randy Alcorn, author, Heaven; If God Is Good; and Hand in Hand

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