With God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture now out and on store shelves, I’m thrilled to explore other projects. For example, I am very excited to be writing an introduction to the attributes of God for Baker Books. I can’t wait to dig my teeth into this one! I am convinced that the doctrine of God is absolutely central to our entire understanding of the Christian faith. More on that exciting book later on.
I will also be writing a book in D. A. Carson’s New Studies in Biblical Theology series. The book is tentatively called, The Scriptures Cannot Be Broken: Jesus, the Gospels, and the Authority of the Scriptures. God’s Word Alone was a historical, biblical, and systematic treatment of sola scriptura. This volume, however, will be more academic and will start from the vantage point of biblical theology, exploring Jesus’ own view of the scriptures.
Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprised by New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.
New Studies in Biblical Theology volumes focus on three areas:
the nature and status of biblical theology, including its relationship to other disciplines
the articulation and exposition of the structure of thought from a particular biblical writer or text
the delineation of a biblical theme across the biblical corpus
While volume notes interact with the best of recent research, the text of each work avoids untransliterated Greek and Hebrew or too much specialist jargon. The volumes are written within the framework of confessional evangelicalism, but they also engage a variety of other relevant viewpoints and significant literature.
This is a growing series and not yet complete. More volumes are forthcoming.
Matthew Barrett is Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Salvation by Grace, Owen on the Christian Life, God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture, and Reformation Theology. Currently he is the series editor of The 5 Solas Series with Zondervan. You can read more about Barrett at matthewmbarrett.com.