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Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments

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Evangelicals agree that the Bible is God's inerrant word. But we sometimes differ on how to relate the messages of the Old and New Testaments. Without a basic understanding of this crucial matter, it is difficult to know how to use the Testaments to formulate either doctrine or practice.

For example: Was Israel the OT Church--are OT promises to God's national people fulfill
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Paperback, 412 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Crossway Books
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Melinda
Jul 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Read this book first in 1993 when a friend and I read it together and then discussed it. We were trying to make sense of how different denominations arrived at differing and sometimes contradictory views on the Christian church, Israel, promises in the Old Testament to Israel, etc. This book was the first book to open my eyes to the various theological " scaffolding" systems that are used to make sense of the many and mighty themes found in the Bible.

I recommend this book very highly. While wri
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Scott
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Pretty good, though a little dated. Moo's chapter is the best.
Michael Boling
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scripture is comprised of 66 books divided into two halves. The front of the book as it is sometimes called outlines the coming of Jesus and the back of the book discusses the impact of his life and his return with both halves revealing God’s salvation history plan. The question of how both sections of Scripture interact and relate to one another including what portions remain valid for today’s believer is an important conversation, one that if not viewed properly can seriously hamper how the un ...more
L. R. Bouligny Bouligny
Mar 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
If you are struggling with the different views of the church and how it relates to Israel, this is a must read. Covenant theology and Dispensationalism are tricky terms, since Covenant theologians believe in dispensations, and Dispensationalists believe in covenants. A more descriptive terminology would be Continuity vs. Discontinuity.

This book is very scholarly, and it looks at this debate from a theological and historical perspective. Great insights into the debate, and deals with specific OT
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John S. Feinberg (PhD, University of Chicago) is department chair and professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Ethics for a Brave New World (with Paul D. Feinberg) and is general editor of Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.
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