Sunday, August 20, 2006

New title on Divine Adoption by Trevor Burke

IVP USA will shortly be publishing:

Trevor J. Burke, Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. Pbk. ISBN: 0830826238.

From the back cover:

The relationship between God and his people is understood in various ways by the biblical writers, and it is arguably the apostle Paul who uses the richest vocabulary. Unique to Paul's writings is the term huiothesia, the process or act of being "adopted as son(s)." It occurs five times in three of his letters, where it functions as a key theological metaphor.

Trevor Burke argues that huiothesia has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected through scholarly preoccupation with its cultural background. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study, which discusses metaphor theory; explores the background to huiothesia; considers the roles of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; examines the moral implications of adoption, and its relationship with honor; and concludes with the consequences for Christian believers as they live in the tension between the "now" and the "not yet" of their adoption
into God's new family.



"Not only the importance of God's family, but also the enormous privilege of belonging to it, are powerfully underscored by Paul's understanding of what it means to be the adopted sons of God. With such themes in view, a wide array of pastoral implications soon springs to light. In other
words, this volume not only probes a neglected theme--it also edifies."

(D. A. Carson)
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Trevor Burke tells me that the research for this book was completed under Margaret Thrall at University College of North Wales (Bangor) while he was teaching at Evangelical Theological College of Wales in South Wales. This book is a major revision of his M.Phil Thesis.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Joachim Jeremias on the Sermon on the Mount

I have just uploaded the following lecture in PDF:

Prof. Joachim Jeremias, The Sermon on the Mount. The Ethel M. Wood Lecture delivered before the University of London on 7 March 1961. London: The Athlone Press, 1961. Pbk. ISBN: 0485143127. pp.33.

My thanks to Continuum Books for their kind permission.

Hubert Cunliffe-Jones on Zechariah 9-14

I have just uploaded the following lecture in PDF:

Rev. Prof. Hubert Cunliffe-Jones, A Word for Our Time?: Zechariah 9-14, The New Testament and Today. The Ethel M. Wood lecture delivered before the University of London on 15 February 1973. London: The Athlone Press, 1973. Pbk. ISBN: 0485143178. pp.24.

My thanks to Continuum Books for their kind permission.

H.F.D. Sparks on Bible Translations

I have just uploaded the following lecture in PDF:

Rev. Prof. H.F.D. Sparks, On Translations of the Bible. The Ethel M. Wood lecture delivered before the University of London on 6 March 1972. London: Athlone Press, 1973. ISBN: 048514316X. pp.20.

My thanks to Continuum Books for their kind permission.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Winton Thomas on Understanding the Hebrew Language

I have just uploaded the following lecture in PDF:

Prof. D. Winton Thomas, Understanding the Old Testament. The Ethel M. Wood lecture delivered before the University of London on 6 March 1967. London: The Athlone Press, 1967. Pbk. ISBN: 0485143127. pp.22.

All reasonable efforts have been made to contact the current copyright holder of Professor Winton Thomas's work without success. If you hold the copyright, please contact me.

WorldCat [OCLC] now freely available online

Thanks to Stephen C. Carlson over on Hypotyposeis for noting this.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

J.R. Porter on Folklore and the Old Testament

I have just uploaded the following in PDF:

Rev. Prof. J.R. Porter, Folklore and the Old Testament. The 1979. Ethel M. Wood Lecture.

My thanks to Professor Porter for lending me his manuscript from the original lecture. This lecture has not been published before.