Preliminary Bibliography for Biblical Theology

Compiling a list like this, for obvious reasons, is very difficult. It’s difficult to determine the varying categories, it’s difficult to have your eyes on all or even the majority of the resources. If you find any glaring absences or have any suggestions, by all means, leave a comment below or e-mail me and I’ll gladly add to this preliminary list.

A Preliminary Bibliography for New Testament Theology

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I.               General Works

Alexander, T. Desmond. From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.

Beale, Gregory K. A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

Bultmann, Rudolf. Theology of the New Testament. Translated by Kendrick Grobel. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007.

Caird, G.B. New Testament Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology of Old and New Testament Theological Reflection of the Christian Bible. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992.

Dunn, James D.G. New Testament Theology: An Introduction. Library of Biblical Theology. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.

Emerson, Matthew Y. Christ and the New Creation: A Canonical Approach to the Theology of the New Testament. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

Feldmeier, Reinhard, and Hermann Spieckermann. God of the Living: A Biblical Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University, 2011.

Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1981.

Hagner, Donald A. The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Ladd, George Eldon. A Theology of the New Testament. Rev. ed.  Baker Academic: Eerdmans Publishing, 1993.

Marshall, I. Howard. New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2004.

Matera, Frank J. New Testament Theology: Exploring Diversity and Unity. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

Perdue, Leo G., Robert Morgan, and Benjamin D. Sommer. Biblical Theology: Introducing the Conversation. Library of Biblical Theology. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.

Schnelle, Udo. Theology of the New Testament. Translated by M.Eugene Boring. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Schreiner, Thomas R. The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.

———. Magnifying God in Christ: A Summary of the New Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

———. New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.

Scobie, Charles H.H. The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2003.

Strecker, Georg. Theology of the New Testament. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Thielman, Frank. Theology of the New Testament: A Canonical and Synthetic Approach. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. Pennsylvania, PA: Banner of Truth, 1975.

II.             Specialized and Focused Works

Alexander, T. Desmond, and Simon J. Gathercole, eds. Heaven on Earth: The Temple in Biblical Theology. Paternoster, 2004.

Balla, Peter. Challenges to New Testament Theology: An Attempt to Justify the Enterprise. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998.

Barr, James.  The Concept of Biblical Theology.  London: SCM, 1999.

Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.

Bartholomew, Craig, Mary Healy, Karl Moller, and Robin Parry, eds. Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series Vol. 5. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

Beale, Gregory K. The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2004.

Beker, J. C.  Paul the Apostle:  The Triumph of God in Life and Thought.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1980.

Bird, Michael F. Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009.

Bird, Michael F., and Preston M. Sprinkle, eds. The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Bock, Darrell L. A Theology of Luke and Acts: God’s Promised Program, Realized for All Nations. Biblical Theology of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Boers, H.  What is New Testament Theology?  The Rise of Criticism and the Problem of a Theology of the New Testament.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1979.

Campbell, Constantine R. Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Childs, Brevard S. Biblical Theology: A Proposal. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2002.

———.  Biblical Theology in Crisis.  Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1970.

Conzelmann, H. An Outline of the Theology of the New Testament. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.

Cullmann, O.  The Christology of the New Testament. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1959.

———.  Salvation in History. London, UK: SCM, 1967.

Das, A. A.  Paul, the Law, and the Covenant. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Davies, W. D.  Paul and Rabbinic Judaism:  Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline Theology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress, 1981.

Dunn, James D.G. The Theology of Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2006.

———.  Unity and Diversity in the New Testament.  2nd ed.  Philadephia, PA: TPI, 1990.

Fee, Gordon D. Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Gentry, Peter J., and Stephen J. Wellum. Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012.

Goppelt, L. Theology of the New Testament. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1981, 1982.

Hafemann, Scott J., ed. Biblical Theology: Retrospect & Prospect. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002.

Hasel, Gerhard. New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1978.

Helyer, Larry R. The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2008.

Jeremias, J. New Testament Theology: The Proclamation of Jesus. New York: Scribner’s, 1971.

Klink, Edward W., III, and Darian R. Lockett. Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.

Köstenberger, Andreas J. A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of God. Biblical Theology of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Kümmel, W.G. The Theology of the New Testament According to Its Witnesses: Jesus-Paul-John. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1973.

Martin, Ralph P. Reconciliation: A Study of Paul’s Theology. Atlanta, GA: John Knox, 1981.

Matera, Frank J. God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2012.

Mead, James K. Biblical Theology: Issues, Methods, and Themes. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

Morgan, Christopher W., and Robert A. Peterson, eds. The Kingdom of God. Theology in Community. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

Morgan, Robert. The Nature of New Testament Theology: The Contribution of William Wrede and Adolf Schlatter. Studies in Biblical Theology 2/25. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.

Neill, Stephen.  Jesus Through Many Eyes: Introduction to the Theology of the New Testament. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress, 1974.

Pate, C. M. The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of Paul. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Porter, Stanley E. Paul and His Theology. Pauline Studies 3. Leiden, Netherlands, Brill, 2006.

Räisänen, Heikki. Beyond New Testament Theology. London, UK: SCM Press, 1990.

Reumann, J. The Promise and Practice of Biblical Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1991.

Reventlow, Graf Henning. Problems of Biblical Theology in the Twentieth Century. London, UK: SCM Press, 1986.

Ridderbos, Herman. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1997.

Schnelle, Udo. Apostle Paul: His Life and Theology. Translated by M.Eugene Boring. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Schreiner, Thomas R. 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law. 40 Questions and Answers Series. Edited by Benjamin L. Merkle. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2010.

———. The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1998.

———. Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006.

Seifrid, Mark A. Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011.

Smart, J.D. The Past, Present and Future of Biblical Theology. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1979.

Stauffer, E. New Testament Theology. London, UK: SCM Press, 1963.

Strecker, G. Theology of the New Testament. New York: De Gruyter, 2000.

Stuhlmacher, Peter. How To Do Biblical Theology. Allison Park, PN: Pickwick, 1995.

———. Reconciliation, Law, & Righteousness:  Essays in Biblical Theology. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1986.

Via, Dan Otto. What is New Testament Theology? Guides to Biblical Scholarship New Testament Series. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2002.

Westerholm, Stephen. Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2004.

Wright, N.T. Jesus and the Victory of God. Christian Origins and the Question of God 2. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997.

———. Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009.

———. Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Christian Origins and the Question of God 4. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.

———. Paul: In Fresh Perspective. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.

———. What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1997.

Yarbrough, Robert W. The Salvation Historical Fallacy? Reassessing the History of New Testament Theology. History of Biblical Interpretation Series 2. Leiden, The Netherlands: Deo Publishing, 2004.

III.           Dictionaries

Alexander, T.Desmond, Briand S. Rosner, D.A. Carson, and Graeme Goldsworthy, eds. New Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Exploring the Unity and Diversity of Scripture. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2000.

Elwell, Walter A. ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Baker Reference Library. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

Vanhoozer, Kevin J., ed. Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.

IV.           Journal Articles, Dictionary Articles, Etc.

Brendsel, Daniel J. “Plots, Themes, and Responsibilities: The Search for a Center of Biblical Theology Reexamined.” Themelios 35, no. 3 (Nov 2010).

Carson, D.A. “Current Issues in Biblical Theology: A New Perspective.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 5 (1995): 17–41.

———. “New Testament Theology.” In Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, edited by R.P. Martin and Peter H. Davids, 796–814. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1997.

———. “Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology.” In New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T.D. Alexander and B.S. Rosner, 89–104. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.

Gaffin, Richard B., Jr. “Systematic and Biblical Theology.” Westminster Theological Journal 38 (1976): 281–99.

Hasel, Gerhard F. ”The Nature of Biblical Theology:  Recent Trends and Issues.”  Andrews University Seminary Studies 32 (1994): 203–15.

Käsemann, Ernst. “The Problem of a New Testament Theology.” New Testament Studies 19 (1973): 235–45.

Morgan, R. “Theology, (NT).” In Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 6, edited by David Noel Freedman, 473–83. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Reumann, John. “Profiles, Problems, and Possibilities in Biblical Theology Today.” Keygma und Dogma 44, no. 1 (1998): 61–85, 145–69.

Reventlow, Henning Graft. “Theology, (Biblical), History of.” In Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 6, edited by David Noel Freedman, 483–505. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Rosner, Brian S. “Biblical Theology.” In New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T.D. Alexander and B.S. Rosner, 3–11. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.

Sandys-Wunsch, John, and Laurence Eldredge. “J.P. Gabler and the Distinction Between Biblical and Dogmatic Theology: Translation, Commentary, and Discussion of His Originality.” Scottish Journal of Theology 33 (1980): 133–58.

Stendahl, K.  “Biblical Theology, Contemporary.” In The Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, edited by G.A. Buttrick. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1:418–32.

Vanhoozer, Kevin J. “Exegesis and Hermeneutics.” In New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T.D. Alexander and B.S. Rosner, 52–64. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.

V.             Biblical Theology Series

New Studies in Biblical Theology.

New Testament Theology.

Pauline Theology: SBL Symposium.

Studies in Biblical Theology.

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