In summary, while it is often an insightful and fascinating read, providing an important critical overview of recent research on biblical theology and the theological interpretation of Scripture, The Heart of Biblical Theology would have been easier to appreciate had its aims and conclusions been stated more plainly. Moreover, the assurance that there is to be a sequel of sorts may have the effect of diminishing the impact of this volume.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
My Review of Mark Elliott's The Heart of Biblical Theology
Ladies and gentlemen, my review of Mark Elliott’s The Heart of Biblical Theology has now been published in Theology 117:6 (2014), pp. 444–445. Here’s my concluding paragraph, which I hope isn’t too harsh: