Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Resurrection and Eschatology

P&R has just published what looks like a very helpful compendium of essays in honor of Richard Gaffin: Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin Jr.

Here are a couple of blurbs:

Richard B. Gaffin Jr. is a beloved and respected theologian in the Reformed community. He has urged us throughout his career to understand Bible passages in their proper contexts, the most fundamental context being that of Jesus' atonement and resurrection. This volume honors Gaffin by recreating the context of his own ministry: rigorous and sophisticated scholarship, along with Christocentric understandings of redemptive history, solidly within the bounds of Reformed confessionalism.
- John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

These chapters reveal the esteem with which Dr. Gaffin is held. Those of us in the Reformed community, particularly 'professional' theologians like myself, are indebted to Dr. Gaffin in ways that would probably embarrass him. It hasn't been his written output so much (though crucial and indispensable, this has been relatively small); rather, it has been his quiet, resolute defense of orthodoxy rooted in enviable exegetical skills that continues to challenge us. He is a quiet giant in a theological Liliiputian world to whom we owe an immense amount of gratitude and respect. Without him we would be immeasurably to the poorer.
- Derek W. H. Thomas, John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS

And here is the table of contents (which you can also see online, along with the foreword and introduction):

Foreword, Carl R. Trueman
Introduction, Lane G. Tipton
A Personal Word from Herman Ridderbos

Part One: Studies in Biblical and Systematic Theology

1. The Function of Romans 7:13–25 in Paul’s Argument for the Law’s Impotence and the Spirit’s Power, and Its Bearing on the Identity of the Schizophrenic “I”
Dennis E. Johnson

2. Psalm 110: An Exegetical and Canonical Approach
Bruce K. Waltke

3. The Quest for Wisdom
Vern Sheridan Poythress

4. Biblical-Theological Ruminations on Psalm 1
D. A. Carson

5. A Specific Problem Confronting the Authority of the Bible: Should the New Testament’s Claim That the Prophet “Isaiah” Wrote the Whole Book of Isaiah Be Taken at Face Value?
G. K. Beale

6. Christology in Colossians 1:15–20 and Hebrews 1:1–4: An Exercise in Biblico-Systematic Theology
Lane G. Tipton

7. God’s Speech in These Last Days: The New Testament Canon as
an Eschatological Phenomenon
C. E. Hill

8. The First and Last Son: Christology and Sonship in Pauline Soteriology
David B. Garner

Part Two: Studies in Historical and Polemical Theology
9. “The Infallible Rule of Interpretation of Scripture”: The Hermeneutical Crisis and the Westminster Standards
Peter A. Lillback

10. Reason, History, and Revelation: Biblical Theology and the Enlightenment
William D. Dennison

11. “Something Much Too Plain To Say”: A Systematic Theological Apologetic
K. Scott Oliphint

12. Geerhardus Vos and Culture
William Edgar

13. A Millennial Genealogy: Joseph Mede, Jonathan Edwards, and Old Princeton
Jeffrey K. Jue

14. Christ and the Spirit: The Meaning and Promise of a Reformed Idea
Mark A. Garcia

15. On the Antiquity of Biblical Theology
J. V. Fesko

16. Jonathan Edwards’s “Ambiguous and Somewhat Precarious” Doctrine of Justification?
Jeffrey C. Waddington

Part Three: Studies in Pastoral Theology
17. Oliver Bowles on the Life and Ministry of the Evangelical Pastor
Translated by Jonathan B. Rockey and Philip G. Ryken

18. Calvin’s Theology of Certainty
David B. McWilliams

19. Calvin on Baptism: Baptismal Regeneration or the Duplex Loquendi Modus?
James J. Cassidy

20. Preaching by Faith, Not by Sight: A Sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:5
John Currie

21. He Offered Up Himself: A Sermon on Hebrews 7:27–28
William F. Snodgrass

22. Filling Up Christ’s Afflictions: A Sermon on Colossians 1:24–29
Eric B. Watkins

Appendix: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Publications by Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
Danny E. Olinger and John R. Muether