BIBLE and INTERPRETATION
REDEMPTIVE KINGDOM DIVERSITY A Biblical Theology of the People of God Jarvis J. Williams Redemptive Kingdom Diversity provides a comprehensive biblical and theological survey of the people of God in the Old and New Testaments, offering insights for today’s transformed and ethnically diverse church. Jarvis Williams explains that God’s people have always been intended to be a diverse community. From Genesis to Revelation, God has intended to restore humanity’s vertical relationship with God, humanity’s horizontal relationship with one another, and the entire creation through Jesus. Through Jesus, both Jew and gentile are reconciled to God and together make up a transformed people. Williams then applies his biblical and theological analysis to selected aspects of the current conversation about race, racism, and related issues, explaining what it means to be the church in today’s multiethnic context. He argues that the church should demonstrate redemptive kingdom diversity, for it has been trans- formed into a new community that is filled with many diverse ethnic communities. JARVIS J. WILLIAMS (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is asso- ciate professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theo- logical Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including For Whom Did Christ Die? The Extent of the Atonement in Paul’s Theology , Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law: A Jewish Martyrological Reading of Galatians 3.13 , a commentary on Galatians, and a forthcoming commentary on Romans. He has also written popular books and articles on race, racism, and reconciliation.
SEPTEMBER 2021 • 224 pp. • paper • $24.99 • 9781540964625
“Jarvis has made clear what many lovers of the Scrip- tures have always known, that God’s desire to create a multiethnic, just, and God-honoring kingdom for his glory is a truth that bursts forth from every page of the Bible.” —ESAU M c CAULLEY, Wheaton College; author of Reading While Black “This book will lead us into conversation about how we merge our multicultural reality into the oneness of the body of Christ.” —GEORGE YANCEY, Baylor University “ Redemptive Kingdom Diversity revisits the multiethnic nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Scripture within the framework of God’s redemptive purpose throughout both testaments with clarity, sensitivity, and conviction. Its call to inclusion of all races in the church is most timely and urgent as the church continues to battle the age-old sin of racism.” —M. SYDNEY PARK, Beeson Divinity School
“With the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism dominating the headlines, many may wonder if the Judeo-Christian Scriptures are still relevant. Williams recaptures the Scriptures’ radical, transformative vision of God’s incredible love for each of us, a love intended to heal and to bring people together regardless of skin color,
social hierarchies, walk of life, or ethnicity.” —A. ANDREW DAS, Elmhurst University
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