This volume by Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner on the interplay between Christianity and biblical law is an excellent addition to the 40 Questions & Answers series. Schreiner not only coherently answers the tough questions that flow from a discussion about the Old Testament Levitical Law, but also writes clearly and engagingly for the student. The pastor, student, and layperson can easily understand Schreiner’s biblical theology of the Law.
Published October 2010
About the Author
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been faculty at the Southern Seminary since 1997. He has taught at Bethel Theological Seminary, as well as Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude.
Benjamin L. Merkle is professor of New Testament at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of numerous articles, which have appeared in journals such as JETS and Trinity Journal. He earned his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he wrote his dissertation on deacons and elders.
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: October 2010
ISBN 10: 0825438918
ISBN 13: 9780825438912
”This book is an instant classic that deserves a wide readership.”
- A. Andrew Das (from the Foreword), Professor, Religious Studies, Elmhurst College
”Tom Schreiner has spent three decades wrestling with the questions addressed in this book. Here he condenses a career of scholarship into bite-sized chunks with clarity and care. Both the big picture and the details come into sharp focus, making this an enormously valuable volume.”
- Simon Gatherole, Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Cambridge University
”If I had to recommend just one book on the role of the law in biblical theology, it would be Tom Schreiner’s 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law”
- Justin Taylor, Vice President of Editorial, Crossway
”Thomas Schreiner’s balance of scholarship and pastoral heart shines through brightly in this superb book on Christians and biblical law. For many years Tom has provided a clear voice that has helped sort out diverse scholarly perspectives of Pauline studies of the law. Now he brings his scholarship to bear on this topic with a pastoral voice. Thorny passages and issues - as diverse as justification and tithing and preaching - are clarified for the lay person, yet he provides sound guidance for pastors, teachers, and students as well. In concise explanations of the most difficult passages and issues, Tom provides perhaps the most help guide available for 40 of the most difficult questions about Christians and biblical law.
- Michael J. Wilkins, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University