Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical & Systematic Theology in the New Testament

Essays by Theologians & New Testament Scholars

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Vol. 369


By: Benjamin E. Reynolds, et al.
August 2014
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161527197
322 Pages
$157.50 Paper original


The essays in this volume engage specific New Testament texts and theological doctrines through the lens of one or more of the following questions: Should systematic theology dominate biblical theology or the reverse? Should they form a partnership of equals? How would such a partnership function? Is theology necessary or harmful for exegesis? Should theological peculiarities in the New Testament be considered in exegetical study? The contributors include both systematic theologians and New Testament scholars, and each explores their respective topics with a concern for reconsidering the relationship between biblical and systematic theology. These essays offer diverse ways of reevaluating how biblical theology and systematic theology function together as pillars, partners, or partisans. This volume contains a foreword by Tremper Longman, III, and postscript by Stan D. Gaede.


Survey of contents:

Tremper Longman, III: Foreword - K evin J. Vanhoozer/Benjamin E. Reynolds/Brian Lugioyo: Introduction

Part One: Essays From the Perspective of Biblical Theology Mark Strauss: Christology or Christological Purpose in the Synoptic Gospels: A Study of Unity in Diversity - Benjamin E. Reynolds: The "Eucharistic” Language of John 6 in Biblical and Theological Perspective - Roy Kotansky: The Resurrection of Jesus in Biblical Theology: From Early Appearances (1 Corinthians 15) to the "Sindonology” of the Empty Tomb - Judith Gundry: Is Paul Worried about Anxiety or Care for People? The Theme of 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 and the Relation between Exegesis and Theology - J. Webb Mealy: Revelation is One: Revelation 20 and the Quest to Make the Scriptures Agree

Part Two: Essays From the Perspective of Systematic Theology Roger Newell: Instead of Sentimental Exegesis: The Significance of Suffering for Christ and his Church - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: The Origin of Paul’s Soteriology: Election, Incarnation, and Union with Christ in Ephesians 1:4 (with special reference to Evangelical Calvinism) - Brian Lugioyo: Ministering to Bodies: Anthropological Views of Sōma in the New Testament, Theology, and Neuroscience - Jennifer Powell McNutt: James, "The Book of Straw,” in Reformation Biblical Exegesis: A Comparison of Luther and the Radicals - Gary Deddo: T.F. Torrance on Theological and Biblical Studies as Co-Servants of the Word of God, Living and Written - Stan D. Gaede: Postscript