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The Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of O. Palmer Robertson [Paperback]

By O. Palmer Robertson (Author)
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Pages   496
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 16, 2008
Publisher   P & R Publishing
ISBN  1596381159  
EAN  9781596381155  


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In honoring Dr. Owen Palmer Robertson who is a scholar, pastor, church planter, seminary professor, author, and missionary-administrator, this collection of essays seeks to embody both the Reformation and Westminster tradition flavors of Old Princeton theology and Old Southern Presbyterianism. Further, we want to demonstrate how that bore choice fruit in the theological formulation, ecclesiastical life, pastoral ministry, and world-wide impact. We felt like such would accurately represent the many facets of a man who is to be honored by this collection of essays.

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In honoring Dr. Owen Palmer Robertson who was a scholar, pastor, church planter, seminary professor, author, and missionary-administrator, this collection of essays seeks to embody both the Reformation and Westminster tradition flavors of Old Princeton theology and Old Southern Presbyterianism. Further, we want to demonstrate how that bore choice fruit in the theological formulation, ecclesiastical life, pastoral ministry, and world-wide impact. We felt like such would accurately represent the many facets of man who is to be honored by this collection of essays.

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Christ The Final Terminus  Oct 22, 2008
The dynamic life of O Palmer Robertson is synonymous to the cause in the unending partnership between biblical theology and the redemptive-historical hermeneutic, to which he was both a proper witness and leading participant. His portrayal of the covenant as the central unifying theme in the Bible has become a unique conversation piece. His was a full life led in service to God, and devotion to his family, and five commendations at the end of this volume pay tribute to an efflorescent career.

FOR OUR SAKES ALSO - Richard B Gaffin Jr

Use of Lucan material has often led to major misrepresentations on certain redemptive-historical events in Scripture. Especially reconstructions surrounding Pentecost have had their fair share of anomalies. To this end, Richard Gaffin Jr again rectifies generalizations that have become common errors regarding the intervening 40 days between the Messiah's resurrection and ascension, by exegeting the passage of particular interest in this Festschrift, Luke 24. Making us aware of his exegetical prowess, Gaffin distinctly applies the analogy of faith in utilizing the twin Lucan representations of this period, Luke 24 and the ensuing Acts 1, to produce the maximized hermeneutic effect. Professor Gaffin distinguishes his presuppositions from other corpora who have attempted to recreate that important biblical period. Luke's Emmaus narrative brought about a new revelation in proportion to the redemptive event, according to Professor Gaffin:

'Rather, the 'mystery' is such as it refers to God's saving purpose in Christ rooted in the ultimate hiddenness of His eternal counsel, and its revelation, in turn, is the actual realization of that purpose in history. Previous to that revelation it was 'kept secret' in the sense of not yet having happened. In other words, 'the revelation of the mystery' is a redemptive-historical reality, the salvation finally revealed in Christ.' p 78

'So even in the proclamation of the gospel there is a climax from mystery to revelation.' Herman Ridderbos, Coming of the Kingdom p 134

By addressing the christological diversity entailed in Old Testament prophecy and New Testament proclamation, Professor Gaffin encapsulates the wonderful unity of Scripture, re-stating the analogia fidei.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ISRAEL IN THE NEW TESTAMENT - George W Knight III

A lexical-exegetical study of the word 'Israel' in the New Testament results in infallible support of a remnant in Israel. After discussing briefly all 68 occurrences in the New Testament, George Knight develops his case especially from the Pauline corpus and expends considerable exegetical effort on the revelation of this truth found in Romans 9 to 11. Says Knight, 'This concept of the remnant is identified as such in the two occurrences of the term in Romans 9:27, where Isaiah 10:22-23 and Hosea 1:10 are merged in a citation: 'And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: 'Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved.' Also, 'This remnant is one of God's election and calling (Romans 9:11).' p 98 Of the promise made to Abraham, the covenant of promise, there is no mention of divine abrogation, for Paul insists in Galatians 6:16 that it is still in effect to the New Covenant 'Israel of God'. The remnant is therefore, chosen by grace.

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY AND A BURNING HEART - Robert L Reymond

'I will even state categorically that no intellectual pursuit will prove more rewarding ultimately than the acquisition of a knowledge of God and of His ways and works based upon Holy Scripture...our primary concern should be...whether the theology we are acquiring is correct.' pp. 174-175

Professor Reymond establishes scriptural precedence of five irrefutable 'pillars' why the theological task should remain a worthy intellectual discipline. Of special interest is his assertion that 'the apostles all theologized', pg 168, for then he proceeds to construct from Scripture an ecclesiologically pure motive for emulating the apostolic model. His theological exposition of the activity of the New Testament church as the fourth 'pillar' moves to identify the didactic role not only apostolic tradition assumed in the early church, but also establishes the creedal confession as originating from within apostolic activity. With the assertion that all such creedal activity bore apostolic authority and approval, Professor Reymond firmly grounds his case in too many biblical examples to cite here. 'All of these primitive creedal formulae the New Testament church developed with the full knowledge and approval of Christ's inspired apostles.' p 171. Clearly, then, if the church is to serve as the pillar and buttress of truth, we are to engage passionately our minds in the pursuit of theological truth, as 'it is Christ Himself then who established for His church the pattern and end of all proper theologizing.' p 165

MARTYN LLOYD-JONES ON THEOLOGY AND PREACHING - Robert L Penny

Robert L Penny resurrects the preaching ethos of Dr David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of the greatest 20th century preachers, seemingly with one purpose in mind: to establish the content of preaching. The homiletics of biblical-theology has often come under undue criticism in a perceived lack of exemplaristic preaching. Modern preaching would have the church empty its preaching of theological content, to the full inclusion of tedious moralistic exposés. But the time-honored practices of sound preaching receive a healthy thumbs-up, enjoying Lloyd-Jones' full commendation to include an even much broader scope: 'Some might conceive that an exception could also be made in connection with evangelistic preaching. But MLJ did not yield his thesis even on this point.' p 327 Reflecting his maturity by his appeal to apostolic preaching, MLJ further asserted, 'In New Testament times and in the early days of the Christian church, they did not take a text out of the New Testament and analyze it and expound it and then apply it, because they did not have the New Testament.' p 329 Rather, faithful preaching, MLJ said, must reflect that it is 'a part or an aspect of this total body of truth', p 328, thereby avoiding the common exegetical fallacy of proof texting in preaching.

OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR - Douglas F Kelly

Hearkening back to the soundness of the Westminster divines, Douglas Kelly's colorful language and robust colloquialisms speak to the indecency of the pluralistic, Enlightenment drive to enthrone man - at the cost of denying the deity of Jesus. Modern anti-faith irruptions abound in popular form, from books to movies to seminars, and while many abort or distort the incarnation, 'every generation opposes a sound view of the person of the Mediator', p 186, Kelly appeals to Chalcedon, Calvin and the Westminster Confession for a renewed vigor to withstand the unconcealed modern assailing on our Lord and Christ, and not to forego a fraction of theological ground to the enemies of the cross.
 

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