The Gospel and the Land of Promise

Christian Approaches to the Land of the Bible

Edited by Philip Church, Tim Bulkeley, Tim Meadowcroft, Peter Walker

The Gospel and the Land of Promise

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  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 5/13/2011
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The Gospel and the Land of Promise

Christian Approaches to the Land of the Bible

Edited by Philip Church, Tim Bulkeley, Tim Meadowcroft, Peter Walker

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  • ISBN: 9781608995455
  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 5/13/2011
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
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  • ISBN: 9781608995455
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 5/13/2011
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About-

Today the "land of promise" is a spark in the tinder dry atmosphere of Middle Eastern affairs. Events there continue to wield influence among peoples and in places well beyond the region itself. This raises for Christians the acute theological problem of how to relate to the "land of promise" today and in light of the land of the Bible. Our hope is that this volume of essays will contribute to a more informed and theologically coherent response to the "Land of Promise." It is offered here in the name of peace for all peoples in that place and among those who continue to look to her as a place of promise.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This volume is as important as its topic is serious. We must think clearly and Christianly about what the scriptures tell us concerning land, holy land, the modern Middle East, and biblical promise in a world that entertains enormous theological confusion. These able and provocative essays will offer us skilled guidance in territory few scholars are willing to enter."
-Gary M. Burge
Wheaton College

"I salute the brilliant scholarship, biblical integrity, and keen commitment to justice that emanates from every chapter of The Gospel and the Land of Promise. This book will be a valuable tool in the hands of laypersons, teachers, pastors, and scholars who seek to understand the political and theological realities in Israel/Palestine in the light of God's word. From New Zealand, the farthest country from the land of promise, comes this dynamic voice of reason and compassion."
-Alex Awad
Bethlehem Bible College

"In these excellent essays, Christian scholars in New Zealand--where indigenous land rights have long been at the center of public discourse--reflect on 'land' in the Bible, and particularly the notion of a 'holy land' or 'promised land' in the Middle East. In the main, the book is a rejoinder to Christian Zionism. At the same time, it invites further reflection on the irreducible significance of place or landedness to human existence and Christian identity."
-Chris Marshall
Victoria University of Wellington

"The Christian world remains split down the middle on the issue of how to relate biblical teaching on the land to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here is a serious attempt by scholars of several different disciplines to wrestle with the question of how to read the Old Testament through the eyes of the New and in the light of the painful realities on the ground today. They have effectively thrown down to gauntlet to Dispensationalists and Christian Zionists of every kind: can they come up with equally detailed, heavy-weight scholarship to support their case?"
-Colin Chapman
author of Whose Promised Land?

"This is an immensely important work of biblical scholarship on the theology of the holy land . . . While Christian Zionists invariably see the coming of Jesus as the postponement of the land promises God made to Abraham, the authors demonstrate conclusively from the Scriptures that these promises were fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ."
-Stephen Sizer
Christ Church Vicarage

Contributors-

Philip Church
Tim Bulkeley
Tim Meadowcroft
Peter Walker

Bio(s)-

Philip Church teaches biblical studies in the School of Theology, Laidlaw College, Auckland, NZ.

Tim Bulkeley teaches Old Testament at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, NZ. He is the author of Amos: Hypertext Bible Commentary (2005).

Tim Meadowcroft joined the academic staff of Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1994 after completing doctoral studies at New College, University of Edinburgh. He lives in West Auckland, and is married to Sue; they have four daughters and nine grandchildren. Tim has published a number of articles and written or co-edited eight books including The Book of Daniel (2004, co-authored with Nate Irwin); Haggai (2006); The Message of the Word of God (2011); Gospel, Truth, & Identity: Evangelical Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand (2011, co-edited with Myk Habets); Ears that Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2013, co-edited with Joel Green). He continues to write and publish on wisdom and apocalyptic, hermeneutics, and contextual readings of Scripture. Tim is also an honorary assistant minister in the Henderson Anglican parish.

Peter Walker is Associate Vice-Principal & Director of Development at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, UK. He is the author of Jesus and the Holy City: New Testament Perspectives on Jerusalem (1996).

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