Union with the Resurrected Christ Eschatological New Creation and New Testament Biblical Theology G. K. Beale Union with Christ is an important theological and practical concept that has received considerable attention in recent years. But not much consideration has been given to this union and its benefits in light of Jesus’s resurrection and ascension. In this follow-up to his successful A New Testament Biblical Theology , G. K. Beale summarizes and expands on that work with an eye to fleshing out the theology and theological implications of the resur - rection and ascension. Beale explains that Christ’s resurrection- ascension place him as the beginning of the eschatological fulfill- ment of the new creational kingdom. Specifically, Christ is the fulfillment of a cluster of nineteen Old Testament end-time expec - tations, which Beale pictures as facets of a diamond that represent the resurrection-ascension. In turn, these eschatological realities attributed to Christ are imprinted on believers through dynamic union or identification with him. Through careful exegesis, Beale explores these facets and deliberately draws out important practical applications for everyday Christian living in the overlap of the old creation and the new. Students of the New Testament will benefit from this important contribution to New Testament theology. “I am not aware of another book that demonstrates so sweepingly the relevance of Christ’s resurrection and ascension to believers’ union with him in its rich benefits and inexhaustible glories.” —ROBERT W. YARBROUGH, Covenant Theological Seminary “Building on his biblical theology tome, Beale pulls together the rich diversity of the New Testament to identify the central theme: believers become united with, participate in, identify with, and are incorporated into Christ in his resurrection even as they strive to live consistently with that reality. Ultimately, coursing through the pages of Beale’s study is a sense of the victory that Christ’s own share in the new creation and the Spirit—a timely and powerful message.” —A. ANDREW DAS, Elmhurst University “This volume represents the matured culmination of much of Beale’s decades-long biblical-theological work. Truly a magnum opus, I commend its careful reading and study.” —RICHARD B. GAFFIN JR., Westminster Theological Seminary (emeritus)
APRIL 2023 • 576 pp. • cloth • $49.99 • 9781540960429
G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Tes- tament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Dallas. He is coeditor (with D. A. Carson) of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and the author of numerous books, including A New Testament Biblical Theology , Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament , and commentaries on Colossians and Philemon, Revelation, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
ALSO BY THE AUTHOR A NEW TESTAMENT BIBLICAL THEOLOGY 9780801026973 • $64.99c
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