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The Goldsworthy Trilogy: Gospel and Kingdom, Wisdom, and Revelation (Goldsworthy Trilogy #1-3)

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Combining three incredibly important books for the teaching of the Church, The Goldsworthy Trilogy offers a complete and comprehensive guide to understanding the gospel throughout the whole of Scripture. Hugely popular, this collection is being released in this special format and will be an essential guide to be used again and again for those who seek to understand the Bib ...more
Paperback, 586 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Paternoster Publishing (first published January 1st 2000)
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Joel Dougherty
Quite good. The basic premise woven throughout, namely that scripture is a whole and that that should affect how we view it's parts, is one that we would do well to apply in our day. May ALL of that book, God's progressive revelation of his covenant to his people culminating in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ speak to us of his glory.

'Wisdom is a theology of covenant adulthood, both corporate and individual. It recognizes that an important aspect of man's relationship to God is
Read "Gospel and Wisdom" from December 2011 through April 2012 with Vicki.

I first read "Gospel and Kingdom", the first book of the trilogy in December 2009. It would have blown my head off if I had not been taught these principles at church and through one-on-one Bible studies for the previous four years (8/14/2011).

Just finished the second book (8/14/2011). I love Goldsworthy and would recommend him to anyone who doesn't understand or needs a review on the unity and theme of the Bible. "The Gos
Aaron Ventura
Excellent and accessible intro to Biblical Theology. Enjoyed all 3 books.
Angus Mcfarlane
I have the Goldsworthy trilogy, of which Gospel and Kingdom is the first. Goldsworthy introduces the interpretive method of ‘biblical theology’ which encourages the reader to interpret bible passages in terms of Scripture’s meta-narrative. Scripture is like a field of wheat mainly reserved for Jesus’ story, from which we are able to draw sufficient gleanings from the edges which apply to us.
Matthew Hodge
All three books in this trilogy are devoted to the idea of "Biblical Theology", or the idea of reading the Bible as a unified single book, rather than a series of separate ideas. This idea may not strike you as overly radical now, but when it came out, it was a big deal. May be too simplistic for some, eye opening for others, but definitely worth a read.
It's my sneaking suspicion that Christians don't really think about the Bible as ONE book with ONE underlying theme & message that recurs throughout each book -- that of God's plan for you & me -- our salvation & reconciliation back to Him. This book lays it out in really easy-to-read language.
Glyn Williams
Gospel and Kingdom and The Gospel in Revelation were good. Some challenging thoughts and some different ways of thinking about things. Requires more research, especially in terms of Revelation.

Gospel and Wisdom was a little drawn out though.
Ian Rees
Three books in one. Very helpful analysis of the structure of the Bible in "Gospel and Kingdom". Good insights into the last book of the Bible in "Gospel and Revelation". "Gospel and Wisdom" had some good moments, but didn't really hold me.
Leanne Stephenson
An amazing look at the Gospel throughout the Bible. Graeme Goldsworthy is an author dedicated to bringing the Gospel to others. Great trilogy.
Clayton Brannon
Lots of information in this book. I will reread this book several more times to get all out of it that I think is there.
Nathaniel Martin
Terrific. Those who want to deepen their love for Scripture and learn to read it should read this volume.
Mar 18, 2008 Karl rated it 5 of 5 stars
Excellent book, highly recommend!!!!!
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Graeme Goldsworthy is an Australian Anglican and Old Testament scholar. Now retired, Goldsworthy was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of "According to Plan" (IVP, 1991), "Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture" (Eerdmans, 2000) and "Proverbs: The Tree of Life" (CEP, 1993). Goldsworth ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Goldsworthy Trilogy (3 books)
  • Gospel And Kingdom: A Christian Interpretation Of The Old Testament
  • The Lamb and the Lion: The Gospel in Revelation
  • Gospel and Wisdom: Israel's Wisdom Literature in the Christian Life

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“Some may object that to speak of election or predestination is to limit the kingdom of God to a few. Does it make God a capricious tyrant? We must answer that such objections usually stem from a refusal to accept that we are faced here with a mystery that is not given to us to solve. There is also a radical misunderstanding which maintains that God's sovereignty in election removes man's responsibility. Such is not true. How divine sovereignty and human responsibility work together we cannot know. The Bible makes it clear that they do. // Let us remember that Jesus discriminated and limited the numbers of the saved: 'Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it' (Matthew 7:13-14). This is in line with the Old Testament teaching that only a faithful remnant of Israel would be saved.” 3 likes
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