From the earliest pages of the Old Testament, the person of Jesus Christ is the key to the Bible’s story of God’s unfolding plan to glorify himself in the salvation of the human race from sin, misery and death. At first oblique, the plot gathers pace, and as time passes the picture comes into ever greater focus, until eventually and in vivid clarity, all points to this one person, identified by angels, by John the Baptist, by the apostles and—above all—by his incarnation, life and works, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension: Jesus Christ, the Deliverer and Savior foretold and promised throughout. Robert Letham’s purpose is to show how the Bible, progressively and in ever greater detail, speaks to us of its central figure, Jesus Christ. With clarity and conviction, he expounds a range of key Old and New Testament texts and investigates the main scriptural themes, in the order in which they appear, as he focuses on the narrative that traces the emergence of God’s plan. In doing so, he stands with the Christian church down the ages in affirming that this is the key to understanding what the Bible, in its essential unity, is all about.
Robert Letham, presbyterian pastor and theologian, teaches Systematic Theology at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology, formerly Evangelical Theological College of Wales. Previously he was Senior Minister of Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church Wilmington Delaware for 17 years. He has taught at London Bible College (now London School of Theology), and most recently was Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary Philadelphia and Visiting Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Baltimore / Washington DC.
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