Applying scriptural insight to contemporary issues is one of the most important, yet most difficult, tasks that the church faces. The Bible, though written long ago, can speak authoritatively to contemporary ethical, doctrinal, and practical issues. Respected author I. Howard Marshall offers guidance for this perennial task in Beyond the Bible.
Using a "principled approach," Marshall moves from Scripture itself to contemporary understanding and application of Scripture. He examines how principles can be established from Scripture, whether explicitly or implicitly, and explores how the continuing development of insight can provide us with guidelines for the ongoing task of developing and applying Christian theology. Responses from Kevin Vanhoozer and Stanley Porter are included. Students and scholars of the Bible and theology will be interested in this latest work from I. Howard Marshall, and it offers an accessible approach to a perennial topic of concern that pastors, church leaders, and interested laity will appreciate.
I. Howard Marshall is emeritus professor of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel, The Gospel of Luke in the New International Greek New Testament Commentary, The Epistles of John (NICNT), and A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles in the International Critical Commentary Series.