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Making All Things New: Inaugurated Eschatology for the Life of the Church

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Overview

Many people think eschatology refers to events occurring at the end of history. In this book, two scholars with expertise in biblical eschatology argue that God’s kingdom breaking into this world through Jesus Christ has inaugurated a new creation, a reality that should shape pastoral leadership and be reflected in the life and ministry of the church. Brief and accessibly written, this book articulates the practical implications of G. K. Beale’s New Testament Biblical Theology and features an introductory chapter by Beale. Each chapter concludes with practical suggestions and a list of books for further study.

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Key Features

  • Explores aspects of inaugurated eschatology
  • Provides a framework for understanding the New Testament
  • Focuses on the church as the end-time people of God

Contents

Part 1: Theological Foundation: Grasping the Already-Not Yet

  • The End Starts at the Beginning, by G. K. Beale
  • The Nature of the End-Time Church
  • Life in the Overlap of the Ages

Part 2: Pastoral Leadership: Leading God’s End-Time Flock in the Already-Not Yet

  • Feeding the Flock
  • Guarding the Flock
  • Guiding the Flock

Part 3: End-Time Ministry: Service in the Latter-Day Temple of God

  • Worship: Celebrating the Inaugurated New Covenant
  • Prayer: Pleading for the Consummation of the New-Creational Kingdom
  • Missions: Extending God's Eschatological Presence to the Ends of the Earth

Praise for the Print Edition

For those who think that biblical theology (especially the teaching about inaugurated and consummated eschatology) doesn’t relate to daily life and ministry, Gladd and Harmon demonstrate that eschatology permeates every aspect of ministry, from prayer to preaching to missions. The book is filled with practical suggestions, but what makes it unique and powerful is that the practical implications are rooted in what the Scriptures teach about eschatology. Readers will be instructed, edified, and encouraged.

—Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

It’s long been repeated that Christians live in the ‘now’ and the ‘not yet.’ We stand in the middle of an old world dying and a new creation already born in our midst through Jesus Christ. How does this sense of living between the ages shape our conception of the church, pastoring, and ministry? In this book two younger scholars, with the assistance of Greg Beale, show what it means to be end-time people. They offer some great theological reflections and practical advice on how to lead people who are waiting with patience and purpose for the day when God is all in all.

—Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

Gladd and Harmon apply to pastoral ministry the inaugurated eschatology they learned from Greg Beale. The book repeatedly moves from sound exegesis to theology to application.

—Andy Naselli, assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis

Product Details

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About the Authors

Benjamin L. Gladd (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He has coauthored two books with G. K. Beale, Hidden but Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery and The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (forthcoming).

Matthew S. Harmon (PhD, Wheaton College) is professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is the author of a commentary on Philippians and of forthcoming commentaries on Galatians and 2 Peter and Jude.

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