The Whole Counsel of God, Volume 2: The Full Revelation of God
Gamble, Richard C.
“Rick Gambles second volume on the whole counsel of God is a chef doeuvre, blending history, theology, and exegesis. It is a compilation of biblical survey with theology, a massive endeavor that will stand as a magnum opus for future generations of Christians. Gamble engages the breadth of scholarship critically, thoughtfully, and charitably while always advancing his own argument for the reader. Serious students of Scripture will be enriched by Gambles holistic presentation of Gods Word through both theological and pastoral lenses.”See All
Associate Professor, The Masters Seminary; Staff Elder, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“In an age when much Western biblical scholarship does not expound Scripture but judges and critiques it, this volume is a welcome return to respect for Gods Wordand not in part, but the whole. Richard Gamble carefully recounts what God has revealed in the history and theology contained in the New Testament (with thorough reference to the Old). With emphasis on Gods mighty acts, Gamble unfolds Scriptures testimony to God and Christ, to salvation, and to a people Christs church. He also outlines an apologetic (in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til) for walking in faithfulness and testifying to Christs lordship. This wonderful volume will help move Scriptures glorious, life-changing testimony from the printed page to the minds and hearts of all who consult it.”See All
Robert W. Yarbrough
Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
“With a scholars mind and a pastors heart, Rick Gamble has successfully integrated biblical theology and systematic theology into a unitary interpretive method, while emphasizing personal piety and godly humility as the goals of theological study. The result is a sound and comprehensive exposition of the Scriptures that will bear great influence for generations to come, and in which any reader will find rich nourishment for the soul. Some will call this volume groundbreaking, and so it is, but I can think of no better way to characterize it than a demonstration of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:4).”See All
C. J. Williams
Professor of Old Testament Studies, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
“Dr. Gambles new volume in the Whole Counsel of God series is a comprehensive, scholarly treatise o book is evidence, despite his claim in the preface to the contrary. Yet the distinguishing feature of Dr. Gambles erudition is his ability to clearly and carefully communicate the profound truths of Gods Word to both the farmer and the seminarian, which is no mean feat! From biographical information to the Trinity to our union with Christ, Dr. Gamble instructs us with the patience of a learned theologian and the zeal and clarity of a preacher whose feet are shod with the gospel. The person who reads these pages not only will be instructed in the sacred truths of Scripture but will understand why Dr. Gambles lectures are so well received and loved by his students. What is more, the reader will also find himself situated firmly in the Vosian tradition of biblical theology, being led by an able guide who is clearly and constructively extending Voss great vision for the church and the academy.”See All
Jeffrey A. Stivason
Pastor, Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
“Volume 2 of Richard Gambles series The Whole Counsel of God is a remarkably comprehensive analysis of Gods New Testament revelation in Jesus Christ. Among the many admirable qualities of this major project are its clarity, historical accuracy, and sustained interaction with the full historical sweep of theology inclusive of the confessional Presbyterian and Reformed traditions. I highly recommend this volume to all who study the Scriptures. They will greatly benefit from its simultaneous readability and rich theological penetration.”See All
Peter A. Lillback
President, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Dr. Gambles second volume of his ambitious project, blending biblical theology with a systematic-theological structure, encourages the reader to see the entire sweep of redemptive history fulfilled in Jesus Christ and his work of redemption. It should greatly repay close attention. We await the third volume with anticipation.”See All
Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Union School of Theology
“The fruit of decades of scholarship, teaching, preaching, fellowship, and life in Christ, this continuation of Professor Gambles survey of Gods mighty acts is impressive. The author provides amazing and sweeping vistas of the forest without neglecting the trees. This volume will reward patient reading and rereading.”See All
Michael S. Horton
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“This, the second of the authors projected three-volume magnum opus exploring the whole counsel of God as it is revealed in the unfolding history of special revelation, deals with the New Testament culmination of that history. Readers will find a wealth of insights that result from this comprehensive effort to integrate the results of biblical-theological interpretation with systematic-theological issues and conclusions in light of the history of doctrinean impressive accomplishment of a demanding undertaking.”See All
Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
“One can view a river from a mountaintop or from the window of a train that runs along its banks. Thus it is with systematic theology and biblical theology. Richard Gamble gives us a ticket to ride through the lush landscape of New Testament theology that yields fresh appreciation for the doctrines of the Christian faith, as he once again provides a creative blend of various branches of theology. The Key Terms, Study Questions, and Resources for Further Study provided for each chapter enrich the whole.”See All
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Richard Gamble’s three-volume Whole Counsel of God explores the relationships between exegesis and hermeneutics, and between biblical, systematic, and historical theology. “He bridges the gap so many have identified between traditional systematic theology and biblical theology,” Richard Pratt writes; not only that, he “penetrates beyond scholarly concerns to life issues that every believer faces.” Gamble engages the writings of theologians across disciplines and through church history to assist him in this task.
Following the first volume—God’s Mighty Acts in the Old Testament—The Full Revelation of God examines the nature of New Testament Scripture, introducing New Testament authors and their writings. Gamble covers the doctrine of God, soteriology, ecclesiology, and anthropology and concludes by presenting a biblical philosophy of life and a defense of Christianity.
“A very comprehensive theological project, embracing the disciplines of biblical theology, historical theology, and systematic theology,” writes John Frame. “Nothing comparable in scope has been done in the last hundred years within the circles of Reformed orthodoxy.”